"The first requisite for success is to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary."
The world is full of people who are waiting for someone to come along and motivate them to be the kind of people they wish they could be. The problem is that, "No one is coming to the rescue."
These people are waiting for a bus on a street where no busses pass. As a result, if they don't take charge of their lives and put the pressure on themselves, they can end up waiting forever. And that is what most people do.
Only about 2% of people can work entirely without supervision. We call these people "leaders." This is the kind of person you are meant to be.
Your job is to form the habit of putting the pressure on yourself, and not waiting for someone else to come along and do it for you. You must choose your own frogs and then make yourself eat them in their order of importance.
The standards you set for your own work and behavior should be higher than anyone else could set for you.
Make it a game with yourself to start a little earlier, work a little harder and stay a little later. Always look for ways to go the extra mile, to do more than you are
Your self-esteem, the core of your personality, has been defined by the psychologist Nathaniel Brandon as "your reputation with yourself."
You build up or pull down your reputation with yourself with everything you do, or fail to do. The good news is that you feel terrific about yourself whenever you push yourself to do your best, whenever you go beyond where the average person would normally quit.
Imagine each day that you have just received an emergency message and that you will have to leave town tomorrow for a month. If you had to leave town for a month, what would you absolutely make sure got done before you left? Whatever it is, go to work on that task right now.
Imagine that you just received all-expenses paid vacation as a prize, but you will have to leave tomorrow morning on the vacation or it
will be given to someone else. What would you be determined to get finished before you left so that you could take that vacation? Whatever it is, start on that one job immediately.
Successful people continually put the pressure on themselves to perform at high levels. Unsuccessful people have to be instructed and supervised and pressured by others.
One of the great ways for you to overcome procrastination is by working as though you only had one day to get all your most important jobs done before you left for a month or went on vacation.
By putting the pressure on yourself, you accomplish more and better tasks, faster than ever before. You become a high performance, high-achieving personality. You feel terrific about yourself, and bit by bit, you build up the habit of rapid task completion that then goes on to serve you all the days of your life.
And working in this way means you have chosen to succeed in your work. by choosing to succeed implies you have agreed to love the job/work/business you do. The most import antidote to success is loving what you do and working as though your life depends on it. Dont just be the other person your Boss must tell every thing to do. Be pro-active and appreciate pressure,it doesnt kill,it brings out the best in you.