Beat Yourself and Make No Excuses Along The Way
First of all, beating yourself up over failing to accomplish a goal achieves absolutely nothing. Yes, it’s good to call yourself out after failing to do something. Gaining an understanding of what caused you to fail, trying to correct it and moving on are all psychologically healthy steps one should take when such an event occurs.
On the flip side, being too critical tears you down instead of building you up. This unnecessary stress takes a toll on your mood, health and overall well-being. When it comes to beating yourself up, just don’t. It’s not worth it. Be positive and remain focused on what you can do from that point on.
In order to accomplish a goal, the only person you have to beat is yourself. When you are presented with an opportunity—be it hitting a single to drive in a run, striking out a batter or getting an A in math—you are responsible for the outcome. You control what happens. After setting a goal, you decide how much you devote yourself to it. Own it—make it yours.
Be responsible for your dream.
The amazing thing about right now is that we live in an age where we can achieve anything we aspire to. We have more resources available to us than we’ve ever had before—more hitting tutorials, pitching demos and math-tutorial videos than you could ever imagine. Even so, we constantly make excuses that prevent us from accomplishing our goals.
Don’t let your excuses define your limits.
In order to succeed in life—in order to unlock your potential—you’ve got to work for it and you’ve got to want it. Undoubtedly, you will fail. Guess what? Everyone fails! In order to succeed, you must beat yourself.
No one else can make your dream come true but you.
You hold the key to success. What are you going to do with it?