Success in anything is a marathon, not a sprint. If you want to be successful, you must prepare yourself to stay in the game until you reach your finish line. Success is not a sprint. Success is a marathon.
Are you ready for a marathon or a sprint? It is up to you.
Billie Jean King said, “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” That is right! If you want to succeed in life, you MUST prepare to stay in the game until you finish.
Whatever you are doing right now, you must be patient. Success does not happen overnight. You will succeed if you prepare to finish what you start.
Bernard Berenson said, “Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.” That is true. Because champions are learners. They don’t see themselves as experts.
If you want to be a champion, you must think like a champion. You must work like a champion. You must live like a champion. You must learn like a champion. Champions don’t quit.
Even when the going gets really though, champions love it. They love to challenge themselves. If you want to be a champion, embrace failures, embrace challenges. Don’t quit!
Champions never quit. No matter how tough and hard, don’t quit. If you quit, you are not a winner, and you never will be. But if you hang in there, you are a winner, and you always will be a winner.
You are who you think you are. If you think you are a loser, you are. If you think you are failure, you are. If you think you are a winner, you are. If you think you are a victor, you are. If you think you are a victim, you are. If you think you are a success, you are.
How do you see yourself? What are you thinking about? Are you always thinking about the mistakes you made yesterday?
Remember, you will become what you let into your mind. You will become what you think about every day. Everything starts in your mind. Your mind is the most powerful weapon you have. Use it wisely. If you keep allowing negative thoughts into your mind, all you will see in yourself are negative things-the things you didn’t do well, the mistakes that you have made in life, the people who have done terrible things to you.
But if you keep allowing positive things into your mind, you will always see positive things in yourself and others. Remember, positive things attract other positive things. If you are a positive person, a person who sees light in other people, you will continue to attract more positive things into your life.
Robert W. Service said, “No one can be a failure if he thinks he’s a success; if he thinks he is a winner, then he is.” You will become what you think about. Earle Nightingale once said, “Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.”
If you want to live a positive life, nourish positive thoughts. If you want to live a negative life, keep nourishing negative thoughts.