Enthusiasm changes a problem into an opportunity, a foe into a friend, a closed mind into an ally. Enthusiasm along with a Grand Obsession will carry us through any adversity toward any goal.
When we talk about success, emulating a boy scout just isn’t a bad idea. Let’s break it down. The cleanliness of theory is no match for the mess of reality. Thus, be prepared. We start our days with such high hopes and plans and then the phone rings with our first problem of the day.
Success! Many things to many people. To some a destination, others, a lifestyle. Still for others a puzzle. But what ever success is for you, success is a drive, a drive to thrive. I don’t believe you can turn on this “Drive to Thrive” like a car or a computer.
What’s your job? Salesman? Painter? Store Owner? Finance Person? Banker? Human Resources? Teacher? Nurse? No, those are your occupations, your skills. Your job, my success friends, is service.
Vince Lombardi said, “Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. And you have heard it said that we are a product of our habits. So, the question we must ponder is, what are my habits? Habits of health, or habits of sickness. Habits of success, or habits of failure.
What do Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, Barack Obama, Andrew Carnegie and Oprah Winfrey, to name a few, have in common? A couple of things, 1. They all succeeded. 2. The all had a “Grand Obsession”. We are taught that we become what we think about, however, I believe that we become what we obsess about.
You’d Better, Because if you don’t like yourself, you are not going to find many others that will like you as well. Why would they? The key to liking yourself? Knowing that you are enough. Yes, we all have dreams that we have not reached yet, places we would like to see that we haven’t seen yet.
I changed my life when I learned this one thing... Belief is an ability and abilities are learned. I grew up believing that I was just average and ordinary, maybe even less than average and ordinary.