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How Flipping Coins Can Help You Succeed

Aug 18, 2007
It is natural to feel disheartened or discouraged at first when you set out to achieve something worthwhile to you. You look at the situation around you, you look at your environment, at yourself, and you wonder, "How is it ever going to be possible for me to achieve whatever lofty vision of my life that I am now holding in my mind?" "What exactly do I have to do to achieve whatever goals I have set in my mind?" "Why is it so difficult to achieve whatever goals I have set in my mind?"

You now seem to be a product of your environment than your environment being a product of you. The truth is, it is a simple matter of flipping the coin, metaphorically speaking, because your situation now and the ideal situation that you want are both on the same coin, but on opposite sides.

Your decision to begin doing something about your life is akin to the flipping of the coin to the other side, to the side that you want. There is nothing complicated or difficult about it, except what you and your mind is making of it. All that stand in your way happen to be the same old set of problems and obstacles that have been facing you since you were born. These were the problems that you had refused to deal with earlier in life or those that you had not fully overcome. Now they have returned to face you again.

While you have been facing these same monsters all your life, and your efforts in avoiding or overcoming them have exhausted you, remember that their very existence in your life serves you. They serve to teach you valuable lessons, to make you stronger. They are your teachers, and like any other real, human teachers, what you get out of them depends directly on you.

Teachers are not here to spoon feed you, especially these teachers which come in the guise of problems and obstacles.

Teachers have a lesson plan, a syllabus, they have their own teaching materials to adhere to, and you as a student have no choice but to adhere to their plans if you wish to gain anything worthwhile from them.

Therefore, I tell you, flip the coin of your life from the side that says, "There is nothing I can do about my life right now" to the one that says, "I will do something about my life now" and then do it.
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