If you want to reach the higher shelves in life, then you must stand on the books you read. – Jim Rohn
Time and time again this proves to be right on target, especially when those books help educate, motivate and inspire you with great ideas and just as importantly spur you into action. We all need help because we can only think of so many ideas, and too many times those thoughts can actually get in your way if they go south, because if your thinkin’ is stinkin’ – so is your life.
A good book talks to you and makes you talk to yourself – so now you can listen and feed your mind with words and encouragement to help you reach your potential. Currently I am reading The Carpenter, (http://jongordon.com/carpenter/), one of the newest books by author John Gordon and this excerpt I am about to share with you made me stand up and take notice, made me want to go crazy:
“If you are not crazy enough to declare what you want to achieve and receive, then you aren’t crazy enough to succeed. I don’t know if you’ve realized this or not, but you have to be a little crazy to be a big success. Throughout history every genius and great idea has been deemed crazy by those who were too ‘normal’ to see and understand the ‘crazy’ person’s vision. Small minds can’t understand big dreams. You have to be a little crazy to want to attempt it, (to do what has yet to be done), knowing that failure is very likely. And now you have to be a little crazy in your thoughts and beliefs about the future. Don’t get normal. Stay crazy.”
Talk to yourself, don’t just listen to your thoughts. Go bold. Dream big. Never settle for less. Go crazy.
Until next time thanks for taking the time,
Mark (Still crazy after all these years)
Mark Brodinsky, Author, Huffington Post Blogger, Financial Services
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