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Jim Rohn on Success and Failure

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Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. We do not fail overnight. Failure is the inevitable result of an accumulation of poor thinking and poor choices. To put it more simply, failure is nothing more than a few errors in judgment repeated every day. Now why would someone make an error in judgment and then be so foolish as to repeat it every day? The answer is because he or she does not think that it matters. On their own, our daily acts do not seem that important. A minor oversight, a poor decision, or a wasted hour generally doesn't result in an instant and measurable impact. More often than not, we escape from any immediate consequences of our deeds. If we have not bothered to read a single book in the past 90 days, this lack of discipline does not seem to have any immediate impact on our lives. And since nothing drastic happened to us after the first ninety days, we repeat this error in judgmen…

Decisions Determine Destiny-The Power of Vision

I like having a short "power statement" as a daily trigger to remember and focus my goals and ambitions. Statements like "just do it" and "decisions determine destiny" and others can have a strong impact on us if we allow them to become more than superficial statements. Sometimes it can be the push to get out of bed and do things you may not necessarily feel like doing. Until certain things become habits there will be a struggle to implement them and it is a battle you have to engage every day until you have mastered them.

The backpack trip picture was taken in 2004. (See my Facebook page Charlie Brown)

As you can see there is a good spread in the ages of my kids. Do you know when I decided to take that trip? I decided to take it in 1972. Sounds crazy doesn't it. How could I decide 32 years ahead of an event that by appearance sake I would not have much control over. Sometimes I have wondered why I wasn't…

The Laws of the Harvest

Posted by Charlie Brown
Do decisions determine destiny or is life nothing but a mystical fate?   Is there a law of the harvest or are some just lucky?  Can a person really control their own destiny?
Without a commitment to learn, or a decision to learn, very few other advantages in life can be offered.  Hard work is important and leads to many good things, but as a young person seeking to magnify opportunity in life the first is to start learning and never stop.
The subjective nature of success and the vast panorama of opportunities that life offers should be broad enough that every person can find a sense of fulfillment.   Happiness and joy are the result of congruent living.  Congruent with what is the question?

Life presents us with a virtually endless array of possibilities and outcomes.  Yes, some have to do with circumstance but most have to do with the knowledge that is presented to us or that we seek out once we understand that we can learn almost anything.
This mortal life is a se…