*Don’t whine and blame others.

The world is full of people who constantly look for a way to be the victim. They’re looking for a way to blame someone, something or some circumstance for what’s going on in their life.
There are times when life is not fair. But whining, complaining and constantly talking about how bad things are is not going to do anything to change the circumstances. You’ve got to take responsibility for where you are right now. Whatever’s going on—even if it’s not your fault. And then you’ve got to figure out a path to get out of it.

*Don’t sit still.

The more challenging things get, the more stationary some people become. They just sit, soak and get sour. If you want to succeed and win, you’ve got to be a whirl of activity. Activity creates results; sitting still creates atrophy.

* Don’t allow yourself to become unfocused.

Stay in motion, but be intentional about what you’re doing. Most people mistake being busy for getting things done. They mistake just flitting around from thing to thing as moving toward their goals. But the world overwhelms them. Things overwhelm them. They’re constantly doing this for five minutes, that for five minutes, in a whir of activity with no direction. They’re like an octopus on roller skates—lots of motion but no direction.

Successful people know what the main thing is. What do you need and what’s important now where you are? Doing what’s most important right now is critical. So make sure when you plan your week, plan your day, that you really focus on what’s going to move you in the right direction.

*Don’t think the world revolves around you.

The reality is none of us are that big of a deal; we’re just human beings. We need to have goals so we’re getting better every day, but the world genuinely doesn’t revolve around us. Titles are temporary. Influence is temporary

You need to take your life seriously and fight like crazy and do the best you can. But you’ve got to have what I call a healthy ego. A lot of times the biggest enemy of success is success, because you start believing your own bull crap and thinking you’re better than you really are.

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