Special Offer: The Ultimate Permission to Breakthrough.

John Cousins
February 7, 2023
2 min read
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Calculations of the probability of you existing are all over the Internet. They all come out with skinny odds. Suffice it to say the odds of us being alive are zero.

You and I are radically improbable events.

That leaves us to ponder what to do with this one wild and precious life.

The gift of life is not ours that we might live idly.

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.

Miguel de Cervantes

Diligence is one of the seven virtues. To be diligent is to have a strong ethic, a belief that work is good in itself as process. Hard work pays off. It makes us useful.

The purpose of life is happiness and usefulness.

We gravitate towards what we picture in our minds.

When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.
The only limits are those of vision.

Most of us aren’t vulnerable to the risk of setting our aim too high and falling short. The danger lies in setting our goal too low and achieving it. Think bigger.

It’s not the obstacles that keep us from reaching our goals. It’s a clear path to a more comfortable, safer, lesser goal. Don’t settle.

When we are congruent with our thoughts, our goal will manifest with ease. But when we are incongruent in our thoughts, we manifest conflict and obstacles internally and externally.

The ideal is within you. And the obstacle to reaching this ideal is also within you. You possess everything you need to create your ideal self.

Why does the butterfly break through its cocoon? Because it’s tired of living in a constricted weave of its own making.

We begin to live the instant a restrictive cocoon of our own making becomes unacceptable.

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