There are alot of people who are smart, driven and motivated and none of them are seeing progress when it comes to reaching their goals. Why is that? The reason is because they are not focused. Without being focused the best intentions are meaningless and the greatest of actions will leave you exhausted with little to show for it. Focus will make ensure that your efforts are pinpointed on results that will lead to your success. So on a bright and sunny day look up at the sun ( not directly) and think about the difference focus can make in any endeavor.
Alot of first us heard this amazing quote when we watched Coach Carter but it was Marianne Williamson, Author of Return to Love : Reflections on the Principles of ” A course in Miracles.” who first said it in her book. It comes down to not being afraid to live up to your full potential. As a friend of my wife and I, Bekah Alemagno, says… ” Be your Best Self” by becoming the strongest, most beautiful version of yourself. Know that you are powerful beyond measure and that you should not be afraid of being great. Do not let others hold you back because they do not have the same goals in life that you do. Dare greatly, dream big and reach your human potential.
Man in the arena was only part of a speech given by President Theodore Roosevelt but it is one of the most recited quotes in the world. President Roosevelt believed that the success of a republic depended on the character and discipline of its citizens not on simply their intelligence. In life people are going to look at what you are doing and they will criticize you and tell you that you will never make it, that you are not food enough. At the end of the day those people do not matter. You must ignore their unproductive cries and forge ahead on your own path. Success is the fastest way to shut them up and leave them speechless and even then there are no promises. You will always have critics and the number will only grow the more successful you become. As you are in the arena of life, work for what you want and never give up. Make sure your place is never with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
There are people in life who achieve great success and those who wonder why they cant seem to get ahead. Many times the ones who are successful are the same people who understand it will take sacrifice and work tirelessly to achieve success. The people who continue to wonder why they are not successful are the same people who do not want to put in the work to make it happen. When they hit an obstacle they give up. Ultimately success is achieved when you make a decision to never give up on yourself. You need to make a decision to be comfortable being uncomfortable because one day your grind and self sacrifice will pay off.