February 6, 2015 4:57 am
According to motivational author and speaker Shawn Anderson (www.extramileamerica.org), every area of life can be affected by the choices consciously made throughout the day. Anderson points to six key decisions that have the potential to tip the scale either away from or toward success:
1. Quit or Persist
"Big goals are rarely achieved upon first effort. Massive persistence is required to make them happen," Anderson says. "If we allow early failures to cause us to quit too soon, we will always lessen the degree of success that we eventually achieve."
2. Watch Late Night Television or Wake Up Early
"With a million Internet options and television channels from which to choose, it's easy to disappear for hours into unedifying nothingness," Anderson suggests. "Facebook or ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ may be entertaining, but it throws away valuable time that could be used to create, inspire and build our own success."
3. Spend or Invest
"Creating financial stability is crucial in living a life we love. But every time we splurge on a frivolous item like an expensive coffee or eating out for lunch, it's one fewer chance we have to let our money grow and establish financial success," Anderson points out.
4. Hate Mondays or Love Mondays
"Nothing saps the success out of our lives more than working at jobs we hate. Mediocrity readily greets those whose passion is erased by spending 40 hours a week dreading where they show up to work on Monday," Anderson says.
5. Hang with “Cannots” or “Cans”
"Like attracts like. If you want to know your success potential, take a look at what kind of energy... positive or negative... the people around you radiate," Anderson states.
6. Point Fingers at Others or Yourself
"Is your lack of success your fault or someone else's?" Anderson asks. "If you point to the person in the mirror, you have a greater chance of changing the level of success you are capable of finding."
Source: Extra Mile America
Published with permission from RISMedia.