“Life is strange and often imponderable! Both the successes and the failures have their roots in simple experiences. Yet to prosper by these experiences, you must analyze them and find the lesson within. One sound idea is all that one needs to achieve success.”
“You may control your own mind; you have the power to feed it whatever thought impulses you choose. With this privilege goes also the responsibility of using it constructively. You are the master of your own earthly destiny just as surely as you have the power to control your own thoughts. You may influence, direct, and eventually control your own environment, making your life what you want it to be — or you may neglect to exercise the privilege which is yours, to make your life to order, thus casting yourself upon the broad sea of ‘Circumstance,’ where you will be tossed hither and yon, like a chip on the waves of the ocean.”
“The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. If you find yourself lacking in persistence, this weakness may be remedied by building a stronger fire under your desires.”
”It is my duty, and a privilege to say I believe, and not without reason, that nothing is impossible to the person who backs desire with enduring faith. Strange and imponderable is the power of the human mind! We do not understand the method by which it uses every circumstance, every individual, every physical thing within its reach, as a means of transmuting desire into its physical counterpart.”
”If the thing you wish to do is right and you believe in it, go ahead and do it! Put your dream across, and never mind what ‘they’ say if you meet with temporary defeat, for ‘they,’ perhaps, do now know that every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.”
What to Do When It Feels Like Life Has Handed You A Rejection — A Conversation with Joel Fotinos & August Gold
Recently, I sat down with August and we had a short conversation about what to do when you feel like Life has handed your a rejection. We tell a story about when we experienced a rejection, and how we turned a rejection into a success!
“When opportunity comes, it often appears in a different form, and from a different direction than one expects. That is one of the tricks of opportunity. It has a sly habit of slipping in by the back door, and often it comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. Perhaps this is why so many fail to recognize opportunity.”
“You will never have a definite purpose in life, you will never have self-confidence, you will never have initiative and leadership unless you first create these qualities in your imagination and see yourself in possession of them.
Just as the oak tree develops from the germ that lies in the acorn, and the bird develops from the germ that lies asleep in the egg, so will your material achievements grow out of the organized plans that you create in your imagination. First comes the thought, then organization of that thought into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.”