The movie Cinderella Man is about a legendary boxer named Jim Braddock. One of the biggest scenes in the movie is when Jim is asked, “What are you fighting for?” He replies, “I fight for milk.” Why? Because the Jim was trying to provide for his family during the Great Depression, and he used the money that he earned fighting to buy milk for his children. Jim wasn’t focus on being a hero to the crowd or the fame that he could possibly earn. His only focus was to secure a fight that would enable him to provide for his family. That was his why!
Now, let me ask you…What are you fighting for? Is it your family, your business or simply to personally develop yourself to prosper in every area of your life? No matter what your life is, you must FIGHT against the negativity that tries to prevent you from succeeding. You must also equip yourself like a great warrior that overpowers the enemy. How? Simply, immerse yourself with positive, personal development that will radically change your life forever!
Here’s a few techniques that will prepare you for the fight of your life…
Read inspirational books
Throw away the gossip magazines that have absolutely no positive effect on your life. Listen to motivational success CDs that ignite the fire in your heart to achieve your dreams.
Turn off the television! No longer allow that garbage to infiltrate your mind and spirit. Instead watch DVDs about people and things that encourage you to be relentless in the pursuit of your dreams.
This is probably one of the most important steps that you can take to prepare you to stand strong against the enemy that is trying to steal your dreams. I’m talking about positive, motivational events not gossip sessions! You want to surround yourself with people that have similar dreams and are willing to fight for them.
Invest in yourself
No, don’t go out and spend thousands of dollars on a brand new sports car or other unnecessary items. That’s a waste not an investment. You must invest not only your finances, but your time and energy in yourself in order to achieve your dreams. Take a good look at where you are wasting your resources. Now, I know some of you reading this are saying, “John, I am scheduled every minute of my day. I don’t waste time!” Here’s a revelation for you…being busy doesn’t mean that you are productive. If you are going to be prepared to give the enemy the fight of his life to protect your dreams, then you better believe enough in yourself in order not waste your precious resources.
That’s right…it’s that easy. Give to others. Whether you like it or not, you will reap what you sow. If you want to reap a bountiful harvest, then you better sow seeds of greatness in the lives of others. Giving doesn’t have to be about just writing a check to a charity. Sometimes it means so much more than just to give your time to someone in need or speak words of encouragement over the life of a person that has been beat up by the world. When you develop the habit of giving, you will notice that your strength and belief in yourself will skyrocket. There’s simply nothing that can stand in your way!
I’ve given you some strategies to prepare for battle. So, let me ask you again…What are you fighting for? If you give up, then what you’re truly fighting for in life must not be that important. Just remember that every single time that you want to quit! Now, put on those boxing gloves and prepare to fight for yourself and your dreams. Go get’em Champion!