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Why You Challenge Yourself

Posted By: Randy GageJune 19, 2011

Dare to do something great.  First conceive of something in your heart, that you really want to do.  Then make that your supreme duty…

Devote yourself to its achievement, paying no attention to distractions, or what others may think.   This is the path to self-control and concentration of thought.

Make sure this project is bigger than you, and will cause you to have to become more, simply to achieve it.  And know, you may not achieve it.  But that is why you do it…

For even if you fail, (as you may, when starting bold things), the strength of character you develop is the true benchmark of success.  Strength is developed by stretching yourself, asking more, through effort and practice.

Just as you can build muscles in the gym through resistance exercise, a person of weak thoughts can make himself strong by exercising in right thinking.

You up for that?

- RG

31 comments on “Why You Challenge Yourself”

  1. Unbelievable, the synchronicity of this post ... for as you were typing it, I was on the treadmill thinking almost word for word ... the exact same thing.

    I have done this! Or more to the point - am doing this right now. I bit off something HUGE ... larger than I could have ever dared fantasize about in the past and I have been grooming, stretching, training, conditioning myself for it - physically, mentally, emotionally. It is an actual event with multiple possible outcomes. And it has required incredible personal stretches for me in the process.

    I know what I have envisioned as the ideal outcome, and I have let NOTHING dissuade me from its possibility. My mind and my heart are on track to achieve ... yet, I know that even if things play out differently, how I will have changed and improved myself in the process will not be lost, but instead, that growth will have been the real gift. 🙂

    All my preparation may be for exactly what I think it is that I want ... but it may be for something even more amazing that the Universe has in store for me! Because experience and faith has shown me - that's truly how it works. 🙂

    As usual – Love receiving validation from your shared wisdom! Thanks.

    K♥

      1. You are such a sweetie, Jim! And in fact, came up against some resistance this morning, but held strong and it has literally begun dissolving. 🙂

        I appreciate the support!

        K

    1. If it's a burning desire followed by consistent daily action steps, there is no doubt you will get to where you are going Kimbra Lee. Know that tests will come and all you have to do is have faith, feel the fear and do it anyway. Most people are such a short distance from their goal. NEVER GIVE UP!!!

        1. I hope someday is not too far away...I'm incredibly curious and would love to know all the details now! But thanks for sharing what you did because it is very inspiring.

  2. I remember when Jim Rohn came to Geneva in 1999, his closing words were the following:
    "My wish is or everyone in this room to become a millionaire - not for the money but for the person you become in the making."

  3. Raymond June 20,2011 at 17:33pm

    Challenging oneself to a greater goal or task, is reminiscent to 'gasoline' which powers the automobile.

    Thanks for the booster.

  4. Hi Randy,
    Having a purpose higher than satisfying your own needs and following it till its completion is certainly an amazing way to live your life.This is the path to abundance and prosperity for all the areas of our lives.

    Thank you for the daily inspiration.It certainly makes a difference.

    All the best,
    Radu

  5. This challenge comes change......and it really can't be said often enough.....for things to change we have to change.....

    I love this post Randy......challenge, accecpting challenge is a teltale that we are ready for change.

    Your point about decidcating yourself to achievement means we are going to embrace change, not shy away from it.

    Keep carrying the message and keep challenging

    believe
    mark j
    world's laziest networker

  6. First Randy, I would just like to let you know how grateful I am for Who You Are and the rest of the community will agree, I'm sure.

    Secondly, as a proponent of Wattles 'The Science of Getting Rich', I find it very powerful to create a vision and dream that's bigger.. in fact FAR bigger than anything I've ever conceived of before, and it has taken me many years to get to this point. I am on the threshold of transforming some important areas in people's lives, and with this comes the challenge of finding other visionaries who 'get it' and will invest. There are there just waiting to learn about us and I will maintain my focus, vision and thoughts knowing I will achieve the goal.

    This is BIG.. Really BIG. And getting constant reminders about managing my thoughts is what keeps me on track. Thanks so much.

  7. Somebody said you have to love what you do, but that's not necessarily true. What is true is that you have to love the opportunity. The opportunity to build life, future, health, success and fortune. Knocking on someone's door or making that extra call may not be something you love to do, but you love the opportunity of what might be behind that door or call.

      1. Yes. I did a cut and paste when I got his newletter. He is amazing and I suggest that people buy everything he has available, after they have purchased all of Randy's.

  8. Well said Randy, especially in a world where the safe path is no longer a guarantee.

    I am reminded of an old Apple computer ad about the "crazy ones". The world needs crazy ones, now more than ever.

    If the safe, "normal" path works so well, why are so many people suffering?

    I would rather me like my Norse ancestors and fall in battle, than live passively.

    My two cents.

      1. Thanks Kimbra.

        I'm 29 years old, and I've already wasted a decent amount of my life trying to be all things for all people, and well, it certainly didn't help me succeed at anything. In fact, I am a spectacular failure in some ways. lol

        I am Selfish person now. Selfish as in, I put myself first so I can be there for others.

        I consider Self-centredness to be quite immature.

          1. I have always had a passion for music, and luckily, the scape of music itself is changing to where it was in the past- it was more about the music than about how young someone was.

            Granted, age is never excuse to not take care of yourself, but it's not as much of a hang-up as it was before.

            After all, Andrea Bocelli started opera at 34, and Susan Boyle was in her 50s when she became famous.

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  • 31 comments on “Why You Challenge Yourself”

    1. Unbelievable, the synchronicity of this post ... for as you were typing it, I was on the treadmill thinking almost word for word ... the exact same thing.

      I have done this! Or more to the point - am doing this right now. I bit off something HUGE ... larger than I could have ever dared fantasize about in the past and I have been grooming, stretching, training, conditioning myself for it - physically, mentally, emotionally. It is an actual event with multiple possible outcomes. And it has required incredible personal stretches for me in the process.

      I know what I have envisioned as the ideal outcome, and I have let NOTHING dissuade me from its possibility. My mind and my heart are on track to achieve ... yet, I know that even if things play out differently, how I will have changed and improved myself in the process will not be lost, but instead, that growth will have been the real gift. 🙂

      All my preparation may be for exactly what I think it is that I want ... but it may be for something even more amazing that the Universe has in store for me! Because experience and faith has shown me - that's truly how it works. 🙂

      As usual – Love receiving validation from your shared wisdom! Thanks.

      K♥

        1. You are such a sweetie, Jim! And in fact, came up against some resistance this morning, but held strong and it has literally begun dissolving. 🙂

          I appreciate the support!

          K

      1. If it's a burning desire followed by consistent daily action steps, there is no doubt you will get to where you are going Kimbra Lee. Know that tests will come and all you have to do is have faith, feel the fear and do it anyway. Most people are such a short distance from their goal. NEVER GIVE UP!!!

          1. I hope someday is not too far away...I'm incredibly curious and would love to know all the details now! But thanks for sharing what you did because it is very inspiring.

    2. I remember when Jim Rohn came to Geneva in 1999, his closing words were the following:
      "My wish is or everyone in this room to become a millionaire - not for the money but for the person you become in the making."

    3. Raymond June 20,2011 at 17:33pm

      Challenging oneself to a greater goal or task, is reminiscent to 'gasoline' which powers the automobile.

      Thanks for the booster.

    4. Hi Randy,
      Having a purpose higher than satisfying your own needs and following it till its completion is certainly an amazing way to live your life.This is the path to abundance and prosperity for all the areas of our lives.

      Thank you for the daily inspiration.It certainly makes a difference.

      All the best,
      Radu

    5. This challenge comes change......and it really can't be said often enough.....for things to change we have to change.....

      I love this post Randy......challenge, accecpting challenge is a teltale that we are ready for change.

      Your point about decidcating yourself to achievement means we are going to embrace change, not shy away from it.

      Keep carrying the message and keep challenging

      believe
      mark j
      world's laziest networker

    6. First Randy, I would just like to let you know how grateful I am for Who You Are and the rest of the community will agree, I'm sure.

      Secondly, as a proponent of Wattles 'The Science of Getting Rich', I find it very powerful to create a vision and dream that's bigger.. in fact FAR bigger than anything I've ever conceived of before, and it has taken me many years to get to this point. I am on the threshold of transforming some important areas in people's lives, and with this comes the challenge of finding other visionaries who 'get it' and will invest. There are there just waiting to learn about us and I will maintain my focus, vision and thoughts knowing I will achieve the goal.

      This is BIG.. Really BIG. And getting constant reminders about managing my thoughts is what keeps me on track. Thanks so much.

    7. Somebody said you have to love what you do, but that's not necessarily true. What is true is that you have to love the opportunity. The opportunity to build life, future, health, success and fortune. Knocking on someone's door or making that extra call may not be something you love to do, but you love the opportunity of what might be behind that door or call.

        1. Yes. I did a cut and paste when I got his newletter. He is amazing and I suggest that people buy everything he has available, after they have purchased all of Randy's.

    8. Well said Randy, especially in a world where the safe path is no longer a guarantee.

      I am reminded of an old Apple computer ad about the "crazy ones". The world needs crazy ones, now more than ever.

      If the safe, "normal" path works so well, why are so many people suffering?

      I would rather me like my Norse ancestors and fall in battle, than live passively.

      My two cents.

        1. Thanks Kimbra.

          I'm 29 years old, and I've already wasted a decent amount of my life trying to be all things for all people, and well, it certainly didn't help me succeed at anything. In fact, I am a spectacular failure in some ways. lol

          I am Selfish person now. Selfish as in, I put myself first so I can be there for others.

          I consider Self-centredness to be quite immature.

            1. I have always had a passion for music, and luckily, the scape of music itself is changing to where it was in the past- it was more about the music than about how young someone was.

              Granted, age is never excuse to not take care of yourself, but it's not as much of a hang-up as it was before.

              After all, Andrea Bocelli started opera at 34, and Susan Boyle was in her 50s when she became famous.

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