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Knowing What You Really Want

Thursday November 20, 2014 #680

“As long as we are persistent in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.”

~Denis Waitley


Often the biggest challenge to achievement is knowing what you really want.  The people around you and popular culture will aggressively attempt to define this for you – how you should look, the possessions you should buy, the career you should have, and more.  Step one in the journey to becoming the best “you”, is taking the time to reflect on who and what inspires you and how best to bring your talents to the world.  Only you can make this decision.  Once you are able to determine your desired destination, persistently move toward it by taking actions daily – even small ones – that move you forward.  Whether you are 20 or 60, it is never too late to rethink your destination and get on the path that allows you to fully bloom.


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A Change for the Better

Thursday December 12, 2013 #584


“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”


~Denis Waitley



It is so easy to look at the challenges we face and place blame on our circumstances or on other people, determining we are victims.  If you listen to most conversations, or to the news, or to your own complaints, you know people do this constantly.  Is this you?  If so, be unique.  Stop being a victim, blaming others or making excuses.  Be the architect of your own destiny.  Take action to change your situation – if nothing else, by choosing an attitude of hope and positivity.  You have the power to choose.

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Risky Business

Tuesday September 23, 2008 #68

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” 

~Denis Waitley

True success can only come from taking action. And taking action will always involve some risk – sometimes a little, sometimes a lot.  The result of taking action might include failure, disappointment, mental or physical pain, monetary loss, and more.  But by not taking risks, you guarantee no victories, no excitement, no pleasure, no financial security, nothing.  

So keep taking risks and taking action.  Yes, sometimes you will fail.  But every time you will learn something that will make that next victory come sooner and stronger.

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