“The Secret to Strength, Determination, and Endurance?” by Joan Y. Edwards
Bjorn Secher said, “The secret to your strength, determination, and endurance is your attention.”
Copyright © 1988 BSAS Bjorn Secher Achievement Systems.
Ask yourself or your characters these questions.
What gives you strength?
What makes you more determined than ever to keep on going?
What gives you so much encouragement that 50 obstacles do not stop you. Each obstacle seems to make you even more determined not to give up?
What keeps you alive and helps you endure when others in your same shoes bit the dust years ago?
Not everyone’s answers are the same.
My mother, Ethel Darnell Bruffey Meyer, said many witty things. Here is one thing she used to say: “If all the women in the world liked my Johnny, there would be a lot of hairless women running around.”
What sparks a woman to say something like that? Love, jealousy, confidence, and determination plus physical, mental, and emotional strength.
Physical strength comes from using your body in exercise or in work using your muscles. Mental strength comes from using your brain to think. Emotional strength for endurance comes from self-confidence, love, and support of others and successful experiences and accomplishments.
I believe that God is the source of all energy. Energy comes from the sun, from an electrical power plant, and from every cell in your body.
Where do you focus your thoughts? On your bad experiences or on your good experiences? Choose to focus on what you want as if it is already true now. Because what you focus on will become your reality.
Where do you focus your words? What kind of words come from your mouth? Pay close attention to the words you speak. They are powerful. They speak your present and your future. They let you know your emotional interpretation of people and events.
You become what you give your attention to – attention is thoughts, words, and actions.
Joel Osteen said, “Do what you can and God will do what you can’t.” If the key to reaching your goals is down the street three miles, you might not get it unless you walk, ride, or fly there. Take the action that bubbles up from your heart, your “gut” feeling. Your belief in yourself and your goal will give you physical, mental, and emotional strength to “git her done” as Larry the Cable Guy would say.
Just keep on going, even though your humanity takes you on a few detours along the way, revamp your focus, run a video in your mind of you crossing that three-mile marker to find the key to your goal.
Please leave a comment. It makes me smile to hear from you. Good luck in reaching your goals.
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