Most folks do not understand that hard work and struggle alone will not bring success. They don’t understand that you don’t have to put your nose to the grindstone to win at life. They do not know that there is no universal law that states that you must pay your dues before you can reap your rewards.
It is important that you distant yourself from the naysayers – those who insist that it takes suffering and extreme effort to achieve your dreams. Otherwise, you will live a life of struggle, and still find yourself on the rocks of despair.
The vital aspect of winning in life is to FEEL that you are capable and FEEL that you are worthy. Yes, FEELING right about yourself is vital. FEELING right about yourself is the only way that you can save yourself from disappointment and grief after putting in many, many days and weeks and months of hard work. If the FEELING is missing the victory is missed.
Those who understand this secret of success distance themselves from the naysayers. They do not participate in conversations about “how tough life is,” or “how it’s not in God’s divine plan for everyone to succeed.” The naysayers explain that the successful few are the ones who are “born under lucky stars,” or “fated to win because of their lot in life.”
Are you intelligent? YES, you are a rich and majestic child of infinite intelligence. Never, never, never deny that fact.
Are you creative? YES, you are a superlatively creative being, here to reveal and FEEL the wonderful hidden talents and strengths that dwell in the deep of you. Always, always, always remind yourself of that.
It’s time, right now, for you to pull yourself from the negative yammering of the flock. This is the moment to destroy whatsoever negative, self-limiting opinions the world has convinced you are true about you. Only when you pull from the flock can you pull those negative thought-voices from your mind.
At first, in the beginning, when you stand alone on your virtues of being intelligent and creative – you probably will feel cold and alone. It feels difficult at first. Have courage. Endure! Accept yourself as you really are, and in that acceptance, intelligence and creativity will come. Nothing is more revitalizing and exhilarating than to be left completely alone as your untainted, essential self – you discover new things about yourself that you never imagined were true about you.
Have courage to be yourself; you will not let yourself down – I can promise you that.