1. Be Unrealistic.
“What’s the point in being realistic?…Edison wasn’t realistic…”
Nothing great has ever been achieved by a realist. If realist ran the world, we’d be living in dark caves, without any mode of transportation or communication.
What’s the lesson? Be unrealistic; set big hairy audacious goals that even intimidate you. Stretch yourself to your limits, you are capable of much more than you give yourself credit for.
2. Be Single-Minded.
“Having a plan B only distracts you from Plan A.”
Focus on your goal to the exclusion of everything else! Broken focus is the number one reason people fail. If your focus is steady, and if you give your efforts toward your greatest strengths, you will experience success.
Single-mindedness is critical!
3. Strive to be Great.
“I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived.”
Greatness has never been achieved by people who were striving to be average. To be great you must strive for greatness! You must strive to help a great number of people!
4. See it in Your Mind First.
“In my mind, I’ve always been an ‘A-list’ Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet.”
If you can’t see it, you can’t have it. You must see it in your mind before it will ever become a reality. You must be convinced of your success. You must live in the new home, drive the new car, and see your amazing spouse in your imagination, before it will ever become a reality.
5. Have Faith.
“If it was something that I really committed myself to, I don’t think there’s anything that could stop me from becoming President of the United States.”
You must believe in your ability before anyone else will. You couldn’t successfully run for president, …if you believed that you didn’t deserve to be president. You must have faith in your ability to succeed. You must be the first member of your fan club.
6. Ask “Why Not You?”
“Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.”
Most people overestimate other people’s abilities and underestimate their own. Don’t place others on a pedestal, while you view yourself as insignificant. You must always ask yourself, “Why not me, why not now?”
Is anyone any better than you, …or any more deserving? Sure, we all have our areas of ignorance, but we also have our areas of genius, areas of limitless creativity.
7. Press Forward.
“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, because hate in your heart will consume you too.”
Always be willing to forgive and move on, understand that people who criticize you are the ones who need love the most. My father always says, “Hurt people, hurt people.” Press forward whenever you’re confronted with negativity, never let hate enter your thoughts. — More via Mr. Self Development