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“If you think you can't, then you won't. But if you believe that you can, and you use the right resources, if you want to succeed as badly as you want to breathe, then it is possible.”
Good morning, friends! I sure hope you had a great weekend. Isn’t time moving quickly to the end of the year? Let’s not waste any more. Let’s get to it!
Do you know who Myron Rolle is? Probably not. I don’t think I’ll ever forget Myron Rolle, and if you want to know why read “The Rejection of Myron Rolle” by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1bpTX0V I promise the link is no virus and is completely safe.
Myron Rolle was a world class athlete, excelling in football at Florida State and drafted into the NFL. But Myron Rolle is also a Rhodes Scholar, meaning he is one of the smartest people in America. He is now on the journey to becoming a doctor. This is an odd juxtaposition. How does a young man excel at football at the highest level and also excel in academics to the extreme? It must take some kind of supreme desire and effort. And it did. Read the article to understand.
Believe it or not the system of your life is the one you want. It’s true. You have the life you want, right now. You say you want something different? I say, “Not so.” If you wanted something different, truly wanted it, then you would go get it. I say most of us don’t want something different; we wish for something different. We hope a genie will deliver it, or a prayer, or a lottery or something else that requires no work. Want demands work and sacrifice.
Rolle reminds us that success depends on process and is fed by desperate desire, as deep as breath. And he reminds me that we can’t be all over the place; success takes focus. Consider the system of your life. Is there some change you want as badly as you breathe? Go for it. Hold nothing back. Surrender every ounce of energy. Yield to no obstacles. Let your effort make your life more worthy than simple resignation and comfort. I know you can do it! And share your want with me if you choose. I’ll celebrate with you! Have a great week.