Og Mandino, the author of The Greatest Miracle in the World and The Greatest Salesman in the World, says that to achieve any goal, you need to develop the habits and attitudes of those who are successful, which includes acquiring self-confidence, emotional control, persistence, generosity, humor, and humility. He started each day with his own personal affirmation.
“I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids. With these words, I can condition my mind to perform every action necessary for my success. I will act now. I will repeat these words again and again and again. I will walk where failures fear to walk. I will work when failures seek rest. I will act now, for now, is all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is the place. I am the person.”
Og’s books are profound reminders of the power we hold within ourselves and our ability to change life’s circumstances by changing our thoughts and our habits. Here’s to starting your days with purpose and intentional ACTION.
Something to Think About
Do you wake up each day thinking of your success? Do you speak about your desires and goals daily? Do you condition your mind to perform the actions necessary for success? Success looks easy to those who are watching on the sidelines. But those who have achieved success know that it’s not easy, but it is achievable by anyone who has the desire and the willingness to make the necessary action steps a daily habit.
Success does not happen without action and intention. Choose a new habit to support your success, and make it a part of your daily routine.
Words of Wisdom
“Our thoughts become our words, our words become our actions, our actions become our character, our character becomes our destiny.” – Gandhi
“Today is life. The only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.” – Dale Carnegie
“Faith is unseen but felt, faith is strength when we feel we have none, faith is hope when all seems lost.” – Catherine Pulsifer
“Faith that it’s not always in your hands or things don’t always go the way you planned, but you have to have faith that there is a plan for you, and you must follow your heart and believe in yourself no matter what.” – Martina McBride
“It’s important to believe in yourself and the beauty of your dreams and not to let anyone tell you differently.” – Victoria Arlen