You and I are not excused from momentary setbacks. What can go wrong will go wrong; your dog will die, your boyfriend will end the relationship, your boss will terminate you and your customer might move on but those things cannot stop you in your tracks unless you let them.
I made a statement recently that I want to allude to, pain is inevitable but suffering is optional. Suffering is enduring pain because you believe you are powerless. That is certainly not the way to live but it is easier said than done.
So how do winners break away in turns(seemingly slow times like post -COVID-19 times), they build mechanisms to create discomfort, obliterate complacency and stimulate change before the external world demands for it.
Valentino Rossi is an Italian professional motorcycle road racer and multiple MotoGP World Champion. Rossi is widely considered to be the greatest motorcycle racer of all time, with nine Grand Prix World Championships to his name – seven of which are in the premier class. One time when asked what makes him get ahead he said, “ I accelerate faster than everyone during turns”
We all know the famous bible Patriarch named Isaac. His parents were incredibly rich and he could have afforded to be contented but he didn’t. Why? He knew that contentment leads to complacency which inevitably leads to decline. During the famine times, Isaac planted grain and had a good harvest that same year……
Accelerating in a turn at 200kms per hour is uncomfortable. Sowing seed in times of famine doesn’t make sense but it is what winners do. Wars are firstly won in the mind before we see victory on the battleground. Determine to do the uncomfortable things now: go back to school, set bigger goals, reach out to more customers, double your reading and of course pray to God.
Beat yesterday. Make today a masterpiece and reap the benefits in the near future.