6) Past painful memories. Your brain was designed to remember past pains and to alert you against going through the same painful experience. But it is your responsibility to override the fearful memory of the past with the possibilities of today. Give up your past failure history and see today as the first day of the rest of your life. In order to BREAKTHROUGH into your FUTURE, you will have to BREAK LOOSE from your PAST. Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Use your past pain and failures as springboards to your greatness. There is PURPOSE in every painful experience you have been through. “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future,” said George Bernard Shaw. Those who live in the past cannot leap into the future. Scrutinize the past only for the wisdom it contains, then advance boldly in the directions of your goals.
7) Wrong associations. If those you hang out with have no vision, their first assignment is to talk you out of yours. Your association will always determine your acceleration. In fact, research shows most people eventually earn between two to three thousand pounds more or less than their closest friends’ earnings. The quality of your association determines the quality of your life. It’s even mentioned in the bible that, “Those who walk with the wise shall become wise; but the companions of fools will be destroyed.” Wrong association is very costly – more costly than anyone is telling us.
What you want to do is to identify quality friends whose vision, passion, and energy are in harmony with yours. Walk away from friends whose only advice is that of discouragement. They do not belong in your future those in whose presence your energy, confidence and motivation diminish.
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