Overcome self-imposed barriers to make all of your dreams come true. Most people in life fail because of a lack of self-belief, not because of talent. Remember, what you think deep down, so you are. Peak performers have learned to handle obstacles better than the average because, in life, it’s not what you get, it’s what you do with what you get that makes the difference. Professor Steven Hawking is the well-known author of the highly successful A Brief History of Time and many other works. He has earned numerous awards and citations, including 12 honorary degrees. Hawking is the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, the same position once held by Isaac Newton. He is generally regarded as having the best scientific mind since Albert Einstein. He is married and has three children and one grandchild. He is also confined to a motorized wheelchair and can only speak through a computerized voice box. Most of his achievements and they are astounding achievements, were made after being diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and given only two years to live. That diagnosis was made decades ago. As I’m writing this article the professor's achievements are still going strong. 

And you and I think we have challenges! Look at Prof. Hawking’s example. If you can dream it, you can achieve it.

Learn to make success work for you, by taking from the day, rather than going through the day. This means that every day you wake up with passion, fire, and desire. You wake up with intent, knowing what you it is you want to achieve from the day. My mentors taught me that success locked in a vault is unused energy. Like energy, with time its value diminishes. I recommend that you immediately adopt this mentality to attract success to help you create the proper framework for nurturing, protecting, and growing that success.

Most of the barriers blocking our way to success are self-imposed. Sure, some barriers can be out of our control. However in those rare cases the limitations we allow those barriers to impose most certainly are self-generated. They become one of those conditions. The conditions that have programmed over time in our lives by primary experience either help us to move towards success or away from it. Think about it. Prof. Hawking could very easily have given up his dreams. However, he did not allow ALS to stop him from achieving true greatness.

If there’s one constant thought running throughout the wisdom of the ages, it is, “Our life is what our thoughts make it.” Our real barriers and limitations come from within. So do our real strengths. What happens in your life is a direct reflection of your thoughts. You become what you think about most. If you think positive thoughts most of the time, you will become a success. If you think negative thoughts most of the time, you will become disappointed, disillusioned, and quit whatever it is you’re trying to achieve. Feed your mind positive thoughts of wealth, success, achievement, and happiness and your mind will work just as hard to make those things happen. It’s an automatic process too-little understood and too-little used. “Change your thinking and you will change your life.” Focus on zero and you will earn zero. Focus on success and wealth; you will inevitably achieve success and wealth.

People who set their minds on achievement will always make a successful journey. Circumstances, no matter how severe, will always be overcome. Challenges will be met, opportunities will be exploited. Believe that you can achieve great success. Find your purpose, plan your dreams, strategically execute them, create the daily rituals of successful people and you will become a great success. 

It’s never a question of can you succeed; it’s always been a question of will you succeed? Will you take the test to get the lesson? Meaning, the only way you will learn what I teach is by internalizing it and using it so you can learn, change, grow, improve, and become, from the experience. 

“I wish you great success!” –Omar Periu

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