When you must succeed

They can conquer who believe they can. Virgil It’s rather unfortunate, but as humans, we must be hardwired to seek the easy way out. We always seem to be looking for the path of least resistance. This behavior, while designed to conserve our resources, often keeps us from achieving our true potential. We have a bad habit of giving up on tasks when the going gets tough. But there are countless stories of humans who perform superhuman tasks when there’s no other choice. Our greatest achievements seem to come from situations where “failure is not an option” — an expression …
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Is talent a blessing or a curse?

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. Stephen King 1947 – Have you ever looked at someone you considered successful and secretly wished you’d been born with their talent? Have you ever silently cursed your parents because you weren’t blessed with a particular genetic gift? When you think about highly successful people, do you believe their success was a result of talent, or effort? Consider Tiger Woods, one of the most successful golfers ever. Do you believe his success was due to natural athletic ability or …
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How do you view yourself?

A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with — a man is what he makes of himself. Alexander Graham Bell 1847 – 1922 When you look in the mirror, how do you perceive yourself? Do you see a person possessing limited resources and abilities? Or do you see someone capable of learning and growing, and therefore able to get what they want from life? No one knows your reaction but you. But if we answered honestly, I suspect a high number of us would confess to believing their resources and abilities are limited. …
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