My life has been full of interesting adventures, because I jump at opportunities when they are presented. When I am scared or nervous, I do it anyway. When I think I can’t do something, I do it anyway. When I think I will probably fail (which happens sometimes), I do it anyway.
Here are a few examples:
- Learned a second language
- Started my own business
- Attended a protest
- Was in a play
- Rode in an airboat
- Stated taking karate classes
- Participated in the Polar Bear Plunge
- Put a giant snake around my neck
- Published a book
- Traveled the world
- Touched a live shark
- Visited a snake handling church
- Got a PhD
You have to be a dreamer. Dreams can drive you and make you skip over obstacles.
Activity turns nothing into something.
The formula for success is a few simple disciplines, practiced daily.
Regret weighs tons, but discipline weighs ounces.
Be a good listener, you will find ideas that can change your life.
Aaron Kennard’s book, Affirm Your Truth, explains the power of positive thinking and personal affirmations. The basic premise is summed up in the following two quotes.
- There is so much to live for, to explore, to be and to do…life can be thrilling…or completely overwhelming.
- All of our thought habits can be changed by making a conscious decision and then by practicing the new thoughts consistently over time.
You are what you….
Changing these things can change your life.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Jason Navallo interviews various industry leaders for his book American Dream. My favorite quotes from the book are:
I believe luck is a big factor and rarely acknowledged to the extent it should be. I’ve also encountered a lot of people who were born on third base, and they believe they’ve hit a home run. – Peter Mallouk
Purpose enables us to see adversity as a learning opportunity rather than a loss. – Ben Caballero
Serve with passion. Do the right thing. Do what you say you’re going to do. And make it great. – Shelly Sun
Treat people with respect, regardless of their position. – Scott Gerber
The most common mistake entrepreneurs make is expecting success to be a given or to happen overnight. Setting achievable goals and continually reevaluating and setting new ones, once those are met, is very important when starting and building a new business. – Liz Elting