If you would like to know who is responsible for most if your trouble, take a look in the mirror, if you could kick the person responsible for most of your problems, you wouldn’t be able to sit down for three weeks. Its time for us to stay out of our own way.
Louis XIV commented, ” There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself,” our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves-to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by today, to do our own work with more force than ever before” (Stewart Johnson).
Ralph Waldo Emerson said,” It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.” our best friends and our worst enemies are the thought we have about ourselves”(Dr. Frank Crane). Proverbs declares,” as a man thinks, so is he, and as a man chooses, so is he.” Norman Vincent Peale remarked,” do not build up obstacles in your imagination.”
Stop looking at where you are and start looking at what you can be. be careful of where your mind wanders; your words and actions follow it. it is followed by words at any moment and actions very soon.
No one can defeat you unless you first defeat yourself. self-image sets the boundaries and limits of each of our individual accomplishment. Charles Colton said,” we are sure to be losers when we quarrel with ourselves; it is civil war.” if you doubt yourself, listen to Alexander Dunas; A person who doubts himself is like a man who enlists in the ranks of his enemy and bears arms against himself.” Tim Redmond observed,” Don’t commit treason against your own life and purpose.”
You carry with you the world in which you must live. Know this; when you have a great dream, your mind will be your biggest enemy. Facing major obstacles in life? James Allen answered,” you are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place.” Remember you are your own doctor when it comes to curing cold feet, a hot head and a stuffy attitude.
“your future depends on many things, but mostly on you” (Frank Tyger). you may succeed if nobody else believed in you, but you will never succeed if you don’t believe in yourself. Zig Ziglar observes,”What you picture in your mind, your mind will go to work to accomplish. When you change your pictures you automatically change your performance.” Whatever you attach consistently to the words” I am”, you will become.