IF YOU WANT TO FLY WITH THE EAGLES, DON'T STROLL WITH TURKEYS
Why do you think in the Olympics more world records are broken than in any other event? It's because of associating with the very best. Each competitor is "brought up" by the intense atmosphere of associating with "the best." In the same vain, try to associate with Achievement- Drive-positive people where you can feed off each other's skills, positive drive, and enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is contagious but so is negativism and stagnation. Don't allow any negative person to "bring you down" to their level. People who succeed aren't afraid of the competition.
LIONS WALK ALONE
Do not walk, talk, sleep, or lie among the "sheep" in life who will be led by the shepherd to the slaughter. Sheep get comfort and security from the crowd and being part of the flock. Sheep are spectors--helpless and dependent. Sheep are afraid. Sheep are shackled with fear and dread.
Sheep will never experience the tremendous exhilaration of overcoming a personal obstacle. They will never know the feeling of taking that very first step toward liberation. They will never experience the pride, the courage, the growth and the confidence that come from taking a chance. They will never know the stability, strength and power that come from making a firm, absolute and complete commitment. They will never know the excitement or experience the emotions of breaking free! They will never know the freedom of really living their life--each day.
You are not a sheep. You are a lion! Lions walk alone! Wait for nothing!