Giving up Success

Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.

Dwayne Johnson

Success and giving up start on very similar paths.

Step 1: Awareness.

You discover where you are on your path. When you know where you are, sometimes you find yourself on track, other times you realize you are further than you think. You can, unfortunately, discover you’ve been going the wrong direction.

Step 2: Acceptance.

This is where the paths seem to be going in the same direction, but are actually starting to diverge. This is where a deciding factor determines your course. Now that you are aware of and accept where you are, what are you going to do about it?

Lastly, step 3: Deciding

The road towards giving up is accepting where you are and decide to do nothing. In the act of doing nothing, acceptance becomes defeat. We cope. We blame. We write off our dreams. We avoid. We do everything but the thing we need to do: something.

The road to success is accepting where you are and decide to do something about it. Sometimes that means going back to the drawing board or folding the cards this round. Sometimes that means you pushing on, living each day better than the last. But the key here is you keep going. Despite the pain, frustration, anxiety, fear and doubt. You keep going, because doing anything else would mean defeat.

When all seems lost, there’s always a road back to success. Even in defeat, there’s a chance to do something about it. 

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner

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Decide Who You Want to Be — Life Principle #24

Labels give us power.

We label ourselves with our work, our hobbies, our brands.

But what do you do when other people label things for you? What do you do when you find yourself in a place where your life is labeled by other peoples hopes and dreams?

You decide to change.

Life Principle #24: Decide and Commit to Who You Want to Be

Decisions are the foundations of making change happen. 

What areas in your life are you seeking change?

When you want to create a change, something new and exciting, you first have to make a decision. Decide on the change, commit to I­t­ 100%, will I­t­ into existence.

Life can either happen to you, or you can choose what you want your life to be. Again, a decision.

Choose Creativity.
Choose Freedom.
Choose Differences.

Decide who you want to be, then go make I­t­ happen.

Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,

— Josh Waggoner

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Related Insights

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.”Emma Watson

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” — Amelia Earhart

Be A Lighthouse

I can’t change your life directly —

only you can do that.

 

No matter how much I try to convince someone —

they’re not going to listen to me unless they decide to.

But we can change lives indirectly —

by being an example.

by letting our actions speak for us.

by showing, rather than telling; living rather than wishing or hoping.

 

If you need me to be, I’ll be your lighthouse.

A lighthouse shining the way to excellence, and a life of meaning.

I’ll be your lighthouse.

That may sound arrogant, I know nothing (jon snow) in the grand scheme of things,

but I’ll do my best to live by example —

by seeking the answers, and living the questions.

 

If you want to be, you can be a lighthouse to —

that’s also a decision you have to make for yourself.

#KeepPursing — Josh Waggoner

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related wisdom

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” — Ronald Reagan

 

“If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.” — Buddha

 

“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.” — Unknown