If you want to find success in life, you need to be willing to do what most other people are not prepared to do. It is unreasonable to expect above average results unless you are delivering excellence – just being good isn’t enough.
Positive thinking without action is like a car with a full-tank of petrol but no wheels – it doesn’t go anywhere. The idea that we can magically manifest our desires by just thinking about them does sound kind of wonderful, but it hasn’t worked for me (unless you count when I’m asleep and dreaming).
Self-limiting beliefs not only act as our prison, but they also turn us into the prison guard. We accept these limitations gracefully because there seems to be so much compelling evidence to support them. It might never occur to us that this evidence is completely biased, so we can remain trapped indefinitely.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could all just be satisfied with what we had in our life right now?
I once would have answered this question with a definite ‘yes’ but now I’m no longer sure – it sounds kind of boring. If our ancestors felt this way, we’d still be bare-assed and speaking in grunts.