Here’s a fantastic quote by William Walker Atkinson:
“All have the ability to concentrate, but will you? You can, but whether you will or not depends on you. It is one thing to be able to do something, and another thing to do it. There is far more ability not used than is used.
Why do not mere men of ability make something of themselves?
There are comparatively few successful men but many ambitious ones.
Why do not more get along? Cases may differ, but the fault is usually their own. They have had chances, perhaps better ones than some others that have made good.
What would you like to do, that you are not doing?
If you think you should be “getting on” better, why don’t you?
Study yourself carefully. Learn your shortcomings. Sometimes only a mere trifle keeps one from branching out and becoming a success. Discover why you have not been making good – the cause of your failure. Have you been expecting someone to lead you, or to make way for you? If you have, concentrate on a new line of thought.
There are two things absolutely necessary for success – energy and the will to succeed. Nothing can take the place of either of these.
Most of us will not have an easy path to follow so don’t expect to find one. The hard knocks develop our courage and moral stamina. The persons that live in an indolent and slipshod way never have any. They have never faced conditions and therefore don’t know how. The world is no better for their living.
We must make favorable conditions and not expect them to shape themselves. It’s not the man that says: “It can’t be done”, but the man that goes ahead in spite of adverse advice, and shows that “it can be done” that “gets there” today.”
This path we undertake in Charisma School – and in life – is not one to become a blind follower of something. It’s not about doing exercise X for Y amount of times. It’s one that demands constant reflection into your own mind and life and then change what needs to be changed to achieve what you want to achieve.
That’s what’s needed to succeed!
I’m giving you the tools to dive deep inside yourself, to “learn your shortcomings”, and to master your internal and external world, but it’s up to you to get there!