Today's journaling topic...
How do you define success?
And how do you define failure?
🔥 I'll provide some context below from the words of one of my hero's, Og Mandino. And I hope his perspective helps to stir something in you for today's journal entry.
At this point in my life my "BIG WHY" very much revolves around things such as peace, contentment, joy and gratitude. And so with those in mind the following words from Og Mandino resonate LOUD in my soul.
Only principles endure and these I now possess, for the laws that will lead me to the greatness are contained in the words of these scrolls (see below). What they will teach me is more to prevent failure than to gain success, for what is success other than a state of mind? Which two, among a thousand wise men, will define success in the same words; yet failure is always described but one way. Failure is man’s inability to reach his goals in life, whatever they may be.
In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the difference of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. Thus, the first law I will obey, which precedeth all others is - I will form good habits and become their slave.
As a child I was slave to my imputes; now I am slave to my habits, as are all grown men.
🔥 The following is a complete list of the 10 Scrolls 🔥
Scroll I - I will Form Good Habits and Become their Slave
Scroll II - Greet Each Day With Love In Your Heart
Scroll III - I Will Persist Until I Succeed
Scroll IV - I am Nature's Greatest Miracle
Scroll V - Live Each Day as if it Were Your Last
Scroll VI - Master Your Emotions - Self Control
Scroll VII - The Power of Laughter
Scroll VIII - Multiply Your Value Every Day
Scroll IX - All is Worthless Without Action
Scroll X - Pray to God for Guidance