Health & Medical Self-Improvement

Philosophy of The Winner: Stories That Will Help You Reach Your Dreams

When I'm at the park with my kids, I find the majority of parents telling their kids to "GET DOWN.
Sometimes I almost feel bad because I am there standing by my son and daughter and teaching them how to climb higher without getting hurt.
When I lived by the beach I would hear the same sort of thing, "Hey, stop climbing that rock!" I would be 15 feet away telling my son where to find the foot holds.
People always ask me, "How do your kids swim so well, I can't even get mine to put their heads under water.
To which I typically reply, "I threw them in until they learned to hold their breath before they knew how to talk back and complain about it, while making it fun for them.
I've been jumping off 30 foot cliffs with my son since he was 3 years old.
I've been out in the water when the surf had 25 foot faces, and surfed waves with 18 foot faces(honestly, that is pretty tame compared to what a lot of people have done; I feel like I'm just getting warmed up).
Why do we spend our whole life telling each other that we "Can't.
Is it any wonder why so many of us have a hard time stepping out of our comfort zone to become the person that we truly want to become? Let's talk for a minute about "Being Comfortable.
" I'm pretty comfortable about six shots deep, cranked back in the Lazy-Boy watching my Celtics win a basketball game, but I FEEL a whole lot better when I am on the court sinking the winning shot for my own League team.
Celebrating your own wins is one heck of a lot better than marveling at the accomplishments of others.
The big difference between the Champion and the observer is one day they decided to look in the mirror and say, "I can, and I will," rather than, "I wish I could...
I wish I had...
Why do so many people sell themselves short? When did so many of us resign ourselves to meekly stare at the cards that were dealt us? There is a realm of possibility that is only limited by our boundless imaginations, and all of us deserve to tap into that power.
Inside most of us there is a dream and a vision that we were meant to do something great.
There is a champion screaming inside of all of us, yearning for the opportunity to emerge.
If you close out the sounds of the world, and listen to your inner voice, what are you yearning to accomplish? What greatness is waiting to escape and be unleashed into the world? I understand as well as anyone else does what it feels like to look at your life, and feel that tinge of depression that whispers, "This isn't the vision that I had, I screwed up, where did I go wrong? How the heck did I get HERE?" What I don't understand is letting that feeling run our lives.
Take a hard look in the mirror; if you like everything about your life, smile and keep it up because you are exactly where you need to be.
Hey, if you don't, you don't need to tell me, or anyone else if you don't want to, but don't lie to yourself.
There are two types of problems that we have in life, those we can change, and those we can do nothing about.
If you can't change it, don't worry about it; it's just a waste of time and energy.
If it is something within your control to change, there are really only 2 choices: 1.
Ignore it and accept it.
If you choose this option, don't complain about it because it is your own fault.
The power of change is within all of us, and it simply starts with a choice.
Do something about it.
Change is progressive, and in most cases won't happen over night.
However, it should be moving like a good stock, up and down, but ever in an skyward direction.
Learning to increase the rate of change can be accomplished through advanced techniques such as NLP(Neuro Linguistics Programming), and Hypnosis, but that is a discussion for another day.
Any time we can effectively communicate with our subconscious, it will accelerate our ability to accomplish our goals and desires.
Being weak and accepting "Fate" is a choice.
Being a "Champion" is also a Choice.
What is your choice? We all breathe the same air as the great men and women of this world.
The same wind blows upon us all, it is not the blowing of the wind, but the setting of the sail that determines the final destination.
The circumstances in our life that are beyond our control are only temporary setbacks to the direction of a well steered ship.
A perfect example of this is an airplane.
Airplanes are off course Ninety Percent of the time during the course of their flight.
I'm pretty grateful that every time I have flown, the pilot didn't give up because the plane stopped going in the planned direction.
There is opportunity in both adversity and prosperity.
The right mindset will find it in either, and the wrong mind will complain about things either way.
Be honest, are you looking for opportunity or excuses? When you fail, do you blame others, or yourself? Many may have told you in your life to "Get down...
Be Careful...
You Can't...
I'm here to tell you today that you CAN! I don't care what your dream is, if you aren't there yet, man up, grab life by the horns, and go out there and get what you want!

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