Positive Mental Attitude: Season 2 – Episode 10 – Inspirational Dissatisfaction

“Inspirational dissatisfaction can motivate persons from sinner to saint, failure to success, poverty to riches, defeat to victory, and misery to happiness.
What do you do: when you make a mistake? when things go wrong? when misunderstandings develop with others? when you meet defeat? when everything seems black? when it appears that there is no way to turn? when it looks as if a satisfactory solution to your problem is impossible?
Do you: Do nothing and allow disaster to overtake you? Do you fold up? Become frightened? Run away?
Or, do you develop inspirational dissatisfaction? Do you turn disadvantages into advantages? Do you determine what you want? Do you apply faith, clear thinking, and positive action, knowing that desirable results can and will be achieved?”

Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/success-through-a-positive-mental-attitude/id381618319?mt=11

This is it!  This hit home in so many ways.  Inspiration.  You know, I finished my Spartan Super in Chon Buri, Thailand, running with fools who had zero willpower.  At the conclusion of the race, I felt so pathetic.  I felt as if I didn’t achieve anything in the race because I walked for the first 4-5km (due to being around people who had zero willpower).  I got so discontent that I hurried up and signed up with a gym, pressuring myself to go to the gym three days a week.  Since then, anytime I go up any kinds of stairs, carry things, or anything involving using strength — has been spectacular.  It’s a breeze.

See, because of my second worst failure ever (in the health category), I got so dissatisfied and angry at myself that I literally switched off my procrastination and got to work.

I talked to Perry Power recently and after he was molested, father passing away just last year, and so many other adversities he had to face head on….that all became inspirational.  His coaching services and WHYPOWER came when things went wrong.

However, human beings just have a tendency of folding, as Napoleon Hill has said.

“It may not be feasible to change your position. You can then make adjustments in your environment to coincide with your characteristics, abilities, and capacities so that you will be happy. When you do this, you “square the hole.” This solution will help change your attitude from negative to positive.
If you develop and maintain a burning desire to do so, you can even neutralize and change your tendencies and habits by establishing new ones. You can “round the peg” if you are sufficiently motivated. But before you achieve success in changing your tendencies and habits, be prepared to face mental and moral conflicts. You can win if you are willing to pay the price. You may find it difficult to pay each necessary installment—particularly the first few. But when you have paid in full, the newly established traits will predominate. The old tendencies and habits will become dormant. You will be happy because you will be doing what now comes naturally.
To guarantee success it is desirable that you try zealously to maintain physical, mental, and moral health during the period of such an internal struggle.”

Excerpt From: Napoleon Hill. “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/success-through-a-positive-mental-attitude/id381618319?mt=11

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