19 Nov 11 Affirmations Successful People Repeat Every Single Day
via Inc.com by Jeff Haden
Accomplishments are based on actions, not on thoughts–yet the thought is always father to the deed. Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, or even just an attitude. (Ideas, perspectives, and points of view like these, for starters.)
Here are some of the things extraordinarily successful people say every day–and how those statements spur them to take actions that lead to even greater success:
1. "I can't do everything today, but I can take one small step."
You have plans. You have goals. You have ideas. Who cares? You have nothing until you actually do something.
Every day, we let hesitation and uncertainty stop us from acting on our ideas. Pick one plan, one goal, or one idea. And get started. Take one small step. (For example, here's how to start a small business while still keeping your full time job.)
The first step is by far the hardest. Successive steps are always easier.
2. "I will do what no one else is willing to do."
Often the easiest way to be different is to do the things other people refuse to do.
So pick one thing other people won't do. It can be simple. It can be small. It doesn't matter. Whatever it is, do it. You'll instantly be a little different from the rest of the pack.
Then keep going. Every day, think of one thing to do that no one else is willing to do.
After a week, you'll be uncommon. After a month, you'll be special. After a year, you'll be incredible, and you definitely won't be like anyone else. (And, in the process, you will develop remarkable determination and willpower.)
3. "I will face a fear."
The most paralyzing fear is fear of the unknown (at least, it is for me).
Yet nothing ever turns out to be as hard or as scary as we think. Plus, it's incredibly exciting to overcome a fear. You get that "I can't believe I just did that!" rush, a thrill you may not have experienced for a long time.
Every day, do one thing a little scary, whether physically or emotionally. (If you need a quick boost of confidence to get you going, here are some simple tricks that really work.) Trust that you will figure out how to overcome any problems that arise.
Because you will…
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