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Reflection on a Famous Quote – January 2, 2013, by Danny J. Stevens

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

~Albert Einstein

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale would remind his audience that challenges were a sign of life. He would go on to say the only people on life who do not have challenges are in the cemetery. We really do not want a life void of challenges. We want to change how we re-act to the challenges. Tony Robbins has simplified the approach to the issues we face in that he has found the quality or your life depends on the quality of the questions you ask yourself. Most all self help, personal development, religious leaders or life coaches agree in that you can and do need to review how you perceive what you are experiencing. Also that to change the results you need to change what is your focus. This boils down to the questions we ask ourselves. We can ask “Why did this have to happen?” or we could ask, “How can I use this to further help me or others in life?” If you notice the focus is removed from self directly.

How does this tie in to the famous quote? The quote reminds me of a very similar quote from Corrie Ten Boom a survivor of a Nazi death camp during World War II and author. She put the thought this way, “God can not steer a parked car.” Regardless of your religious beliefs the meaning is the same regardless. Unless you take action no matter what that action maybe, nothing will improve in your life. Sitting around waiting for others to take pity, to provide assistance, for divine guidance or a right feeling will cause your life to stagnate and become unbalanced. If you are not moving your faltering and decaying. If you take action and you find out it is not working or not working well, use this feedback to alter the action then keep moving. For how long? As long as it takes!

Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Your learning in the above example, then analyzing the results, making the necessary adjustments to whatever action you are taking and the implementing the strategy. All researchers, inventors, or people who enjoy success have incremental failures in their past. Use this feedback to begin again. Today is a great day to begin again! If you have failed miserably in the past, the good news is, “Today is the day for you to begin again!”

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