“There’s always an obstacle. You overcome one to find there’s another one.”- Alexander Dalgarno, British physicist
Life is not without problems and difficulties. You need them. You need to overcome them. Without overcoming your problems, you will find it difficult to get to where you want to be. Remember, problems are not here to weaken you, to defeat you, to embarrass you, but to make you a stronger, to make you a better person, to make you a smarter person. You can’t run away from obstacles. You can’t escape from problems. The best thing to do when you run into one or two is to deal with it. As Winston Churchill famously said, “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never, in nothing, great or small, large or petty- never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.”
Robert Collier said, “If you don’t make things happen then things will happen to you.” You have what it takes to make things happen for you, not to you. It is important to make things happen, to make your dreams come true, to check where you are. To do that, you need to be honest with yourself. You need to tell yourself what you need to hear. If not, you will never grow.
“If you believe you can make things happen for you, you can.”
When it comes to your growth, you have what it takes to create the life you want for yourself. You can create your life. All you need to do is to tell yourself the truth. Don’t lie about where you are right now. Jim Stovall says, “The most destructive lies we ever tell are those we tell ourselves.” We lie to ourselves to cover our troubles. If you want to get to the next level, you must stop telling yourself lies. If you don’t stop, you will remain where you are.
To leave where you are, you must make things happen for you, not to you. You have what it takes to do it. You have what it takes to change your life. You are stronger, smarter, better than you think you are. All you need to make things happen for you is to determine where you want to go, what you want, and how to make things happen. And don’t forget to assess where you are right now. It is important. Because if you want to know yourself, you must have the courage to question yourself.
The right questions will give you the right answers. To face yourself, you must first believe that you can win. You must believe that you have what it takes to take the first step. It is the first step that separates the doers from the talkers.It is the first step that separates successful people from unsuccessful people. It is the first step that separates winners from losers. So if you want to make things happen for you, you must learn the act of taking the first step. It matters. Are you ready to take the first step?