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I want you now to look at your journey, your process to self-development, to your self-mastery and look for that willingness which you possess in you, and make note of it. If you are slowing down a bit because of mental tiredness on the path to your dreams, then ask yourself this question. What do I have that at one time made me awake from my sleep and said to myself: Is it morning yet for my vision to be worked into reality?
I would like you to write down what your stimulus or drive is or was. Look at what you have written, are you satisfied or contented with where you have reached with your idea or your vision of achievement? If no, then from today, start making and writing down those plans, journaling the direction to take, schedules, agendas to be completed and diligently work those. It does not matter where you are today or what time of the night it may be at this moment, just start writing. You may be at the coffee shop right now or on your lunch break or probably getting ready for bed, whatever the case. Or are you saying to yourself, “well this is good information I will begin this plan tomorrow”. I remembered listing to one of Les Brown’s speech, where he said that to “start tomorrow, maybe too late!” Tomorrow maybe the place where you become stuck even further in the mire of despair, as it relates to your vision or purpose in life.
I was at a youth function a few years ago, when one of the motivational speakers for that day told the audience that, “to succeed in life, you must be willing to expect one percent inspiration and give ninety-nine percent with perspiration”. This is a powerful statement. We have to be willing to give our very best as we continually strive for self accomplishment. You have to be businesslike, even when you do not feel like going to work on your dreams today. I believe, as so many other people who depend on you, that there is more, much more too you, than what meets the eyes.
Your constant determination to achieve your dreams, functioning at your highest level, again and again, you will see yourself and the strength you truly possess inside. You will really be able to see below the surface, as it relates to who you are and what pushes you. Mystic Prowler, song writer and entertainer, was quoted as saying, “this is the stuff great [people] are made of, the stuff you could miss unless you look below the surface”.
As you become conscious and refuse to lose at life, seeing the sacrifices you have made and the time spent learning and acquiring the stuff of greatness, you will be refreshed and fueled at the same time. You will see ways to restructure your ideas and belief and become greater as you push ahead to that which you pursue.