Mental  toughness  is  essential  to  success
 

A positive mind finds opportunities in everything and a negative mind finds faults in everything.   A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.  Positive thinkers have a solution to every problem.  Negative thinkers have a problem with every solution.  A negative thinker sees a difficulty in every opportunity.  A positive thinker sees an opportunity in every difficulty.  A negative mind will never give you a positive life. A positive mindset brings positive things.  Everything is either an opportunity to grow, or an obstacle to keep you from growing.

The mind is the battlefield, the place where our fight is won or lost.  The key to success is to focus on goals, not obstacles.  Thinking positive during negative times.  Negative feelings come from negative thoughts.  Choose to be positive each day before our feet hit the floor.  If your attitude is good, you obtain good results; if it is excellent, you obtain excellent results, if it is bad, then bad results...  If your attitude is so-so, your results are not good, not bad..... They are so-so.  Now, if you wish to test your own attitude, answer the following question ... " Do you feel the world is treating you well ? "  If your reply is a quick " yes ", your attitude is good.  If it's " no ", your attitude is bad, and if you have trouble deciding..... You need help.
  The world is nothing more than a reflection, a mirror of our own attitude.  One of the most pitiful aspects of society is the large percentage of people who become discontented because of what they think they don't have, while the truth is that they don't look at what they have.  The world doesn't care whether we change or not.  Some people succeed; some fail.  Those with a healthy attitude go on; those without it become dissatisfied and wither away.  " As ye sow, so shall ye reap ".

The winners in life think constantly in terms of what I can.  I will, and I am.  Losers, on the other hand, concentrate on their waking thoughts.  On what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.  There are two kinds of failures:  those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.  You learn more from failure than from success.  Vision without action is a daydream.  Action without vision is a nightmare.  A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.  Great decisions are made by ordinary people with extraordinary determination.  Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.  Do the best you can until you know better. Some succeed because they are destined, but most succeed because they are determined to.  You never fail until you stop trying. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.  Everyone deserves second chances, but not for the same mistake.  Remember, you might not have a second chance to make a first impression.


Short term pleasure is the fast track to failure.  The only disability in life is a bad attitude.  A bad attitude is like a flat tire.  You can't go any where until you change it.  You are strong enough to handle your challenges, wise enough to find solutions to your problems, and capable enough to do whatever needs to be done.  Be stubborn about your goals, and flexible about your methods.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again.  But expecting different results.  Yesterday's home runs didn't win today's games.  Old keys don't unlock new doors.  If the plan doesn't work, change the plan, but never change the goal.  Goals are mental pictures of what you want.  We often don't get what we want because we focus upon what we don't want.

Mistakes are painful, but as time goes by, they become a collection of experiences called "lessons".  Believe that tomorrow will be better than today.
 The past is your lesson.  The present is your gift.  The future is your motivation.   We generate fears while we sit.  We overcome them by action.  Even if you're on the right track , you will get run over if you just sit there !  Good things don't come to those who wait.  They come to those who work their asses off and never give up.  Believe you can and you're halfway there.  Practice like you've never won; perform like you've never lost.  Do the best you can until you know better.  A dead fish will float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim against the current.

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.  It is a healthy symptom when a man is dissatisfied without being discouraged.  Don't get discouraged - it's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.  Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.  When you are discouraged because you are in a valley, remember that every valley reaches up to the hills.  If counting our blessings helps us overcome discouragement, it is because by doing so.  We realize we have had success and therein we find self-encouragement.  Discouragement is a stick ability without the stick.  Discouragement is nourished always by past events, living in the yesterdays.

Great minds have purposes - others have wishes.  You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.  How do you know you're at the end of your rope?  It may be at the beginning.  Where to start is not as important as where you finish.  The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.  Never let success go to your mind.  Never let failure go to your heart.  Thomas Edison failed 10,000  times in the search to invent the electric light bulb.  Abraham Lincoln failed over and over by losing many elections, having failed, businesses, going bankrupt, having a nervous breakdown.  But they were just steps to his success.

The secret of life is not to do what you like, but to like what you do.  If you do what you have always done - Then, you'll get what you have always gotten.  If you focus on change, you'll get results.  The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.  If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.  If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.  Expecting things to change without putting in any effort is like waiting for a ship at the airport.  If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.  Change the game, don't let the game change you.

Practice like you've never won.  Perform like you're never lost.  If you continue to carry the bricks from your past.  You will end up building the same house.  Opportunities don't happen.  You create them.  If you don't go after what you want, you will never have it.  If you don't ask, the answer will always be no.  If you don't step forward, you will always be in the same place.

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.  Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.  As long as you are green, you can continue to grow; as soon as you are ripe, you are rotten.  Behold the turtle, he only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.  The great wall of China illustrates the absolute necessity for patience.  The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.  A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but because of its persistence.  Talk is cheap, but actions are priceless.  Don't be a parrot; be an Eagle.  A parrot talks way too much and can't fly high, but an eagle is silent and has the will power to touch the sky.

I am where I am today because of the decisions I made yesterday.  I will be where I will be tomorrow because of the decisions I make today.  Make today so awesome that yesterday becomes jealous.

Wishing you peace of mind and happy hearts.