It’s Up To You | Victor Benoun

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I was watching a video yesterday hosted by Bob Proctor. Bob is an author and a speaker, but is best known for his contribution to the movie The Secret. Bob was commenting on a short poem by Edgar Guest. It goes like this:

“You’re the person who has to decide whether you’ll do it, or toss it aside. You’re the person who makes up your mind whether you’ll lead or linger behind. Whether you’ll try for the goal that’s afar, or just be contented to stay where you are.”

Do you know anyone who is content to stay where they are, and not risk anything? Do you know them intimately? Look no one can decide for you but if you feel a burning desire deep inside yourself just waiting to burst out, it will never happen unless you are willing to do something you have never done before. You will never know or experience the creative ability tucked away inside you until you make a decision about what you want for your life. You have to take a risk.

I’m not suggesting you play football without a helmet or skydive without a parachute. What I am saying is listen to the voice inside your head and in your heart that is telling you there can be more to your life than you already know. Think about what you want and why you want it. Sit down and create a plan about how to achieve your goal and then monitor your success.

Accomplishment is like a muscle. The more you work it, the stronger it will get, and the more you will do. After all — it’s up to you.