Saturday, March 14, 2009
The "thought" accompanying one of my Spark People e-mails today was that you cannot become what you can be by remaining what you are. This is similar to the adage quoted by the self-help gurus that you cannot reach second base with your foot on first base and the statement that the definition of insanity is to keep doing what you've been doing the same way you've been doing it and expecting different results.
Successful people are successful because they do what other people are afraid to do. J. Martin Kohe wrote an essay entitled "Your Greatest Power" and he opined that it was your power to choose. This is true and the greatest exercise of that power is to choose to better yourself on a regular basis. Emile Coue, the French hypnotist and psychoanalyst had his patients look at them selves in a mirror daily and repeat one hundred times "Day by Day in every way I am getting better and better. " This related back to my blog of a few days ago, "Act As If".
Each day we must decide on where it is we want to go and what it is we want to accomplish that day, that is, define second base. Then we have to decide the best way to get there and having made those decisions, leave first base, head for second and never look back,