Because excuses are not acceptable, nor do they get me anywhere:
The guy says, “When you work where I work, by the time you get home it’s late. You’ve got to have a bite to eat, watch a little TV, relax, and get to bed. You can’t sit up half the night planning, planning, planning.” And he’s the same guy who’s behind on his car payment. - Jim Rohn
Because I need my work to mean something to me and to God. Because I was put here for a reason, not just to pay the bills, because I don't want ordinary:
We all have two choices: We can make a living or we can design a life. - Jim Rohn
Success is not so much what we have as it is what we are. - Jim Rohn
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. - Jim Rohn
Because I am surrounding myself with strong, passionate, caring people who lift me up higher:
My mentor said, “Let’s go do it” not “You go do it.” How powerful when someone says, “Let’s!” - Jim Rohn
Don’t join an easy crowd. You won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high. - Jim Rohn
You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? - Jim Rohn
My suggestion would be to walk away from the 90% who don’t and join the 10% who do. - Jim Rohn
Because discipline is a good thing:
By giving in to a negative impulse, you are giving up some of the ability you have to live a positive, fulfilling life. You are sacrificing the real meaning in your life in order to experience a shallow, fleeting pleasure.
Borrowed from Rae today. Awesome!
When carried too far, the negative habits cease to bring even momentary pleasure. By that time, you've probably forgotten that there's another choice.
Yet there is always a much more fulfilling and life-affirming way. That way is self control. As soon as you choose positive self control, not only do you avoid the destructive behavior, you also build more strength to do so. Positive, productive habits can become even stronger than negative, destructive ones.
Self control is not the easy way, for it takes effort and commitment. It is, however, the best way and it is something you can surely exercise when you understand how very far ahead it will take you.
-- Ralph Marston