You are always a wildcard in the formula for success.
Never underestimate the impact that your attitude and the energy you put into your efforts can have on the outcome of your endeavors.
If you have 1 good idea or write 1 good phrase, people will steal it (even wealthy well-known people & companies have done this) ThatsLife. Success that sticks often requires not just 1 good idea, but a stream of many. DontQuit! Get known for *many* good things, not just 1.
Don’t let your perception of others steal your thunder. Just because someone did something similar to what you’re doing (or want to do) doesn’t mean you can’t offer a strong or unique alternative. There is room for you to be successful, too.
— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 11, 2019
As one year ends and another begins, let us move forward with an open mind, an open heart, and enduring hope for the wondrous possibilities that lie before us.
But let us do so wisely and without blinders on.
Because although the year ahead may be great, it will not be without its challenges. We will be tested in ways we cannot foresee. But with every challenge comes an opportunity for us to demonstrate our strength, patience, tolerance, and resolve.
Every surprise that the coming year has in store for us is an opportunity to show that we’ve grown. That we’re stronger. And that we are ever bridging the gap between the person we are and the person we wish to be.
Let us remember that it is through the process of overcoming challenges that we develop strength. And that every time we face temptation, heartache, friction, or failure it is an opportunity for us to act in ways that we can be proud of.
No matter what life has in store for us, let this be a year of love, encouragement, and forgiveness — of others and ourselves.
Let it see us act bravely, boldly, and taking consistent action towards our goals. Let it see us correct our bad habits and add to our good ones — making us healthier, happier, and more capable of living the kind of life we desire. Let is see us push forward into the new year knowing that we are not only capable of handling every adversity that lies ahead, we can do so in a way that makes us better.
And because we know that life isn’t always easy, let us remember to not just be there for those that we know, but also for those that we don’t.
Happy New Year.
Originally published: Dec 29, 2016
Failure is feedback. It is not the end.
Life goes on. And so, too, should you.
There is always another step to take, another dot to connect to, another way to make ourselves valuable.
We don’t always get what we strive for, but we only truly fail when we stop trying to make use of what life gives us.
On many occasions, the answer to problems in one area of your life will come as a result of making progress somewhere else.
Refuse to waste time being deterred by something you can’t do and focus on something else that you can. Sometimes the rewards for your efforts on one path will help provide you with what you need to go down another.
Don’t stop working towards a goal just because the path to it isn’t as direct or as easy as you hoped it would be. It is often the lessons one learns on their journey that are exactly what one needs to complete it.
“What we learn to do, we learn by doing.” — Aristotle
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