Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life
meaningful. Life is inherently risky. However, there is one big risk we should
avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. When we least expect
it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change;
there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we
are not yet ready, the challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. We
should not waste time to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.
usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the
The sky has never been the limit. We are our own limits. It is then about
breaking our personal limits and outgrowing ourselves to live our best lives. We
only improve when we take chances and the first and most difficult risk we can
take is to be honest with ourselves. There are people, not certainly more
intelligent than the rest of us, who have mastered problems as difficult as
those that baffle us. Every problem has a gift for us in its hands and lifeís
blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed by the fire of enthusiasm.
is not caused by pain but by resisting pain.-Unknown
have learned that breakdowns can create breakthroughs; things fall apart so
things can fall together; in chaos there is fertility. The problem is not that
there are problems; the problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having
problems is a problem. Sometimes, we stand in our own shadow and wonder why itís
dark. We are only as strong as we allow ourselves to be; never get discouraged,
never give up because consistency and dedication are the keys to success. Almost
every successful person begins with two beliefs: that the future can be better
than the present, and we have the power to make it so.
have also learned that every successful person has a challenging story and every
challenging story has a successful ending; that success seems to be connected
with action; successful people keep moving; that they make mistakes but don't
quit. Everybody has weaknesses and a large part of success is knowing how to
avoid falling prey to them. So accept the challenge and get ready for success.
Self-esteem is the strongest factor to success; believing we can do it,
believing we deserve it and believing we will get it. Successful people build
each other up; they motivate, inspire, and push each other; while unsuccessful
people just hate, blame, and complain. I believe that the greatest success we
can ever achieve is when we help others become successful.
also believe that defeat is a state of mind. No one is ever defeated until
defeat has been accepted as reality. To me, defeat in anything is merely
temporary, and its punishment is but a challenge which urges me to greater
effort to achieve my goal. Defeat simply tells me that something is wrong in
what I am doing in a path leading to success and truth. If that is the case, I
would change course or create another path and leave a trail.
By Tim Pedrosa
blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed by the fire of
enthusiasm.-Norman Vincent Peale