The true quality of your life is not defined by how you handle yourself when things are going well. What truly determines your destiny is how you behave when things go wrong.
When the going gets tough, many people will choose to avoid, deny or escape by shutting down, self-destructing, running away or giving up their visions and dreams — rather than insisting on success by taking unrelenting, massive action.
Do you easily give up or resolve to follow through? The meanings we assign to events influence what actions we take as a result. It’s our decisions, not our conditions, that ultimately shape the quality of our lives. At any moment the decision you make can change the course of your life forever. Asking for and demanding what you truly want is different from focusing on what’s missing. Unless you create movement and expound energy by taking action, the focus you determine and the meaning you assign are empty gestures.
“Success and failure are not overnight experiences. It’s the small decisions along the way that cause people to fail or succeed.” — Tony Robbins
Often we allow ourselves to become caught in a mental trap of seeing enormously successful people and assuming they are where they are because they possess some special gift. When we get a closer look, we see there is no secret you don’t already have access to. In truth, the greatest gift that extraordinarily successful people have over the average person is their ability to get themselves to take action.
Remember, as Tony says, “It’s our decisions, not our conditions, that ultimately shape the quality of our lives. At any moment the decision you make can change the course of your life forever!”