Part 1 of Stand And Deliver was all about establishing honest introspection. About where you REALLY are in life right now. Then, in Part 2 of Stand And Deliver, we talked about how the worst pain you can experience is the pain of regret – wishing there was something you could do to change things but being completely unable to. Now, in the final installment, it’s all about how to Stand And Deliver, to get where you deserve to be. And how you just owe it to yourself to give it everything you got. Because the Universe will change with you when you do.
WHAT IF NOT…
Do you remember what we said earlier about the graveyard?
How many people will take their ideas, their dreams, their hopes, their plans with them to their graves?
How many people will never be what they deserve to be just because they did not take the right decision at the right time.
Do YOU want to be one of these people?
Do YOU want to go through your life knowing you could have had much better and yet you decided not to?
And YOU made yourself settle for less.
What will it take to get YOU to live with that sense of urgency, the knowledge that every second you go through life is so precious that you cannot afford to waste it.
Not one second can be wasted.
What will it take to get you to the point that you appreciate that you are here today and that today is your time because tomorrow you will not be here anymore.
And all you have is today.
What will it take to show you that in life there are no guarantees of anything, whatever you do.
And that if you decide to do nothing it’s an even worse fate than taking courage in both hands and trying to go for your dream.
YOU OWE YOURSELF YOUR DREAMS
So stop right now.
And start listening.
Listen to the voice in your heart.
It’s probably a very quiet voice right now but if you listen to it, it’s right there.
And it’s telling the truth.
It’s telling you to follow your heart.
It’s telling you the way to go.
And if you listen to it and if you have the courage to do one thing to get you closer to your goal every day, then your life will change with you.
If you are at the point in your life where you KNOW you deserve better, where you KNOW you can be so much better than you are right now, then listen to the voice of your heart.
You owe it to yourself. You owe it to your dreams.
You owe it to yourself not to waste another second listening to your doubts.
Stop building your life around what other people tell you that you are worth.
Stop defining your possibilities by where you are in your life right now.
Stop limiting what you can achieve by what your resources are at this moment.
Because what you can achieve is not limited by those things.
It is not defined by those things.
What you can achieve is unlimited because YOU are limitless.
It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed before.
It doesn’t matter how much money and time you’ve lost up to now.
If you decide to make a change and you are willing to put your heart, your mind, your guts, and your soul to the fulfilment of your dream, then you will be able to make it happen.
Because once you start believing in your dreams that much, the universe WILL open up to you.
You will meet people. Opportunities will happen. And you will start recognizing them as such.
And you will start acting on them and things will start to happen for you.
Because that which you focus on, will start to focus back on to you.
The energies you pour into a focused dream will multiply and turn your dreams into a reality.
Because once you put yourself in the position where you cannot turn around and walk back, once you have a gun to your head and you have no choice, once you realize that you either have to make things happen or you are doomed, then you will be in a position to have no choice but to give it everything you got.
And I promise you that if you give it everything you got, really give it everything you got, it will be enough to get you to where you want to go.
Everything you need to achieve what you want is right inside you.
So, if from this day on, you decide to do all you can do, to give it all you can give, professionally, emotionally, spiritually and physically, then today will be the first day of the rest of your life.
A more amazing, more fulfilling, more giving and more achieving life.
And this is what you owe to yourself.
Originally found in Don’s blog.