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reSLience… a.k.a. resilience

it's what lies within that really matters

There is always a gem or two in my email on Monday morning. Most Mondays I’m caught up in a hectic to do list and don’t take the time to read them. This morning this one just popped out at me. Some really good advice… reminding me of things I already know… but reminding me to remember and act with these 4 tenets:

1. Dream. Some people call this a “vision” or something else, but whatever term you prefer, as Stephen Covey says, you must “start with the end in mind.” If you can’t dream it, you’ll never achieve it. What do you want? Where would you like to go? How much do you want to make? Who will be with you? Dare to dream BIG!

2. Decide. Some dreams will always remain dreams, wishes or fantasies. I think day-dreams are healthy and that’s fine. But some dreams deserve the chance to come true! At some point successful people make a clear decision to “go for it.” They commit to a result, with no turning back and no excuses. Some dreams are just dreams, but other dreams deserve your best efforts and it’s up to you to DECIDE.

3. Desire. When things are tough only a burning passion and an insatiable desire will keep you going. Passion is what makes life worth living! Passion, desire and faith get us up early and keep us working all day long. When the financial markets collapse or friends laugh at our ideas or customers won’t buy, DESIRE keeps us going. Desire is the “north star” that guides successful people. Fuel your desire and it will power your dreams.

4. Daily Action. Daily discipline, daily effort, daily action to make your dreams come true is the key to all success. We’ve all heard that “a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.” That’s true, but we forget that a journey of a thousand miles also requires many additional steps! Each one is easy and simple, but it must be taken. Most dreams are like that. Individually, each step is reasonable and easy, but each one must be done at the right time and in the right way. There is no alternative but daily action.

~ Philip Humbert, Your Success

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