Last night's TOPS program was "People who succeed, do these things". I loved the message when I first read it and was excited to present it. The things are: work, change, fail, become, take charge, push, have a vision (and then I added, pray).
Work-- Success doesn't just fall out of the sky into your lap.
Change- If you want things to be EXTREMELY different, you are going to have to make EXTREME changes in the way you live your life.
Fail- Because everyone is human. Learn from your mistakes, then get up IMMEDIATELY and keep going.
Become- Allow yourself to become a new person.
Take charge- Are you waiting for the ball to be passed to you? You ALREADY HAVE IT and you don't even realize. You have within you everything you need to succeed. You just have to let those things rise up and be bold in your life.
Push- This is a step beyond work. Pushing is painful. When you hit a wall, PUSH through it.
Have a vision- Vision is your ability to see down the road. Envision GREAT things for yourself. Daydream about your success. THE MIND IS THE MOST POWERFUL TOOL YOU HAVE. The body *WILL* achieve what the mind believes.
Pray- Because if we could have done this alone, we would have done it a long time ago. Ask the Lord to touch your mind and TEACH YOU what you need to know about nutrition, exercise, health, etc.