(Yup – the same guy behind the largely loved/hated book Think and Grow Rich (hated because it’s so simple maybe? I still haven’t read it, but it is on my list)).
I’ve only been signed up to it for a few days now, but the quick bursts of inspiration into my email has been pretty cool to read. Perfect for us with A.D.D. If you’re interested in checking it out, you can sign up here: http://www.naphill.org. They also list ’em online too which is great cuz you can go back and check out some of the ones you’ve already missed. Like, on the days you need an extra kick in the pants ;)
Here’s one of my favorites so far:
Success requires no explanation; failures must be doctored with alibis.
The surest way to achieve acceptance in any organization or in any line of work is to be successful. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way. No matter how carefully you study a subject, no matter how rationally you make decisions, no matter how well prepared you are, you will occasionally make mistakes. Human beings always do. The important thing is to realize that temporary setbacks are not permanent failures. Successful people recognize that we all experience temporary setbacks that require us to reevaluate our performance and take corrective action to achieve success. They know that adversity is never permanent.
LOVE that last line – Adversity is never permanent. This is so true on all types of levels – in particularly with our finances. Do you know how many times we mess up? And NOT give up? I’m guessing a lot from this group :) Just the fact that you’re reading this right now means you’re constantly looking out for ways to keep on moving forward. We all spend too much money and screw up our budgets – we’re human! But we do our best to figure out what makes us tick, and we adjust accordingly. Even if it takes us a few times to get it to stick.
We’re going to continue to fail for the rest of our lives, but if you keep a good head on your shoulders you’ll never stay down for long. You gotta have the downs to appreciate the ups. And the older we get, the smarter we become.