Our minds and egos are amazingly capable of convincing us. Unfortunately, most of the convincing is in the negative realm.
As Jim Rohn liked to say, “Success (having a truly happy wonderful life) is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure, joy or despair.”
That decision about one “little dessert,” “one extra little bite,” one day’s exercise, spending rather than investing some money, are all chances to make choices in the success realm or the failure realm.
Make it your habit that your decisions will be in the positive direction, that your simple disciplines will take you to your happiness.
Think of how you’ll feel about yourself after a day of great decisions and simple disciplines!
Think, “I am taking responsibility. I am aware that there is something I can do to keep moving upward. And I will do it!”
“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better!” ~ Jim Rohn
Let’s get better together.
Dr Chris Baker
Dr. Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and teacher of orthodontics, An author, dental practice consultant, mentor, and a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools, Dr Chris practices and blogs in beautiful Abu Dhabi, UAE, and glorious Texas, USA.
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