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1. WORK FROM YOUR POINT OF STRENGTH
Not all forms of determination are the same. Your determination can come from a point of helplessness on your circumstances. It can also come from a conscious choice to go with the easiest option that is available in your particular situation.
Study your circumstance and your intention, then choose a path that blends the two extremes of determination mentioned above. Doing this ensures that you always have something to fuel your intention.
2. DON’T CHOOSE LUCK OVER DELIBERATE PRACTICE
A fighter should know that one fight can alter their career drastically, but no matter if it’s a win or a loss, it should always improve one’s character. A series of fights over a number of years is ultimately what defines your career.
Never leave anything down to luck and always give nothing less than 100% during training. You need to be in the exact right frame of mind when you’re approaching every fight.
3. AVOID DISTRACTIONS
Watch out for distractions. The path to greatness has so many obstacles which makes you struggle so much just to make a small impact.
You’ll have friends who would love to take you out, and are offended when you refuse their offer, then you might find it very hard to keep up with your workout regime. Socialize on your own schedule, not someone elses.
Each and every one of these incidents will just stall you and opportunities could be missed, as someone else will snatch that opportunity away from you.
Distractions are like weeds in a well-cultivated vegetable farm that host diseases and hinder the uptake of nutrients by your crops.
4. NARROW YOUR CHOICES
Failure to strike out your distractions and detractors leads to a dimmed focus and soon you’ll be unable to decide what to do, even though you know what’s best for you.
On the other hand, if you identify what distracts you and stay committed to avoiding it, then you’ll become much more focused on your goal.
5. CREATE PERSONAL VALUES
Once you identify the laws that should guide you in your endeavor, come up with personal values that you’ll not compromise for anything else. Personal values give you a purpose for staying committed to the goal even when everything else seems meaningless.
Sure you can have low morals, be determined and still reach your goals, but if you want to remain happy no matter what position you’re in, then don’t “sell yourself out” or step on someone else’s toes just to get further. Keep the personal values aligned to the laws so that you work in a proactive way.