“Nobody can keep you down unless you decide not to rise again.” — unknown
History holds up many examples of great success after great failure. Take Albert Einstein — he was considered so dull that he was called Dull Albert. His teacher described him as mentally slow, adrift in foolish dreams. He didn’t even pass the examination to get into polytechnic school. Today Einstein is regarded as the architect of the nuclear age.
He was like anybody else. The only difference is that despite his challenges, he chose to keep rising. He believed he could win. Being challenged in life is often temporary — but giving up is what makes it permanent. Nobody can keep you down unless you decide not to rise again.
Keep rising by following through on all your goals in life. Break your long-term goal into short-term goals (everything can become easier when we divide it into small simple steps). Set challenges for yourself and work towards it (the ego likes challenges). It’s okay to have failed before, because we learn from mistakes.
Mahatma Gandhi said, “Freedom is not worth having if it doesn’t include the freedom to make mistakes.” Learning from mistakes is an art. Say to your self after every failure – “Did I learn from this experience? I keep going.”
Conflict is a good thing?
I just finished watching a video I think you’ll enjoy.
It’s refreshingly different… and not your typical hyped “Law of Attraction” stuff. Check it out and see how a simple shift in the way you see conflict can change EVERYTHING for you. It deals with something that I am very passionate about myself — the power of your words.
“How Can Conflict Get Me My Happy Ending?”
The video comes from Chris Cade, creator of Inscribe Your Life. He’s been using story as a path for self-discovery and spiritual growth. His unique approach has changed his life and the lives of those he coaches.
I’ve never seen anyone approach personal development quite like this and I have to say its fascinating and exciting. We all love stories! We relish getting lost in Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, George Lucas’ galactic battles, or the magic of Harry Potter.
What if we could use story to get ourselves from where we are now to our own storybook ending… the same way these magnificent authors get their heroes to their happy endings?
Chris Cade Shows Us How.
Because stories work just like life does: they’re only satisfying when our hero encounters and trumps conflict.
Conflict is what makes a hero – what allows him (or her) to discover who he is and what he’s made of. There’s no happy ending without it.
You can use conflict to achieve YOUR storybook ending as well! It’s only when we run away from it that it can defeat us.
When you grab this FreeVideo you’ll also receive two additional bonuses:
* An inspirational story video (think Chicken Soup for the Soul)
* A leaked chapter from Chris’ new spiritual writing package, Inscribe Your Life, about how to overcome your doubts and fears.
Hope you enjoy them! I sure have.