“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself”
We will always be able to find a reason to give up. Failure is easy, and readily at our fingertips. Every turn we take may seem like a brick wall, maybe we feel like we’re just running in circles. The truth is, we are a product of our environment, but we don’t have to be!
Success is ours for the taking if we want it. But that’s the key right there, we have to want it. We have to be willing to turn over every rock, jump over every hump, and not allow our environment to dictate our success level. If a person feels they have not reached their potential, GREAT! That means they are hungry, and that hunger is what’s going to drive them success.
I have never heard the winner of a race say “Well, I just took it easy, went at a comfortable pace and never pushed myself”. Remember that we are always our biggest competition. We need not concern ourselves with what anyone else around us is doing. You must focus on the person at your heels as you’re running your race. Glance behind you and it will be like looking in a mirror. If that person has recently failed, then run faster. If that person has recently succeeded, even better! Because now you have a REAL challenge. This means you’re about to achieve what you once thought was impossible.
Namaste my friends. Remember, you are the only one in control of you, and you are the only one you can control in this world. The rest is obsolete.