I truly believe we can conquer anything. No dream, no goal, no obstacle is too much for us to overcome, but first, we must conquer ourselves. We all have fears, doubts, shortcomings, and self defeating behaviors that we must conquer first if we are to ever achieve all that we are destined to achieve. Plato said,
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.”
I think fear is the biggest thing holding many people back – fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of embarrassment, or simply fear of the unknown. I’ve certainly been there.
Dale Carnegie said,
If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
I think that applies to anything we need to conquer: just get busy! That reminds me of a quote from Andy in The Shawshank Redemption, “I guess it comes down to a simple choice really. Get busy living or get busy dying.” What are you choosing each day? Living or dying? Are you becoming more alive each day by moving in new directions and growing in new ways? Do you have clearly defined goals toward which you are working each day? That is how we conquer self. We stretch beyond our limits and unfold and uncover ourselves anew each day.
Each day, arise early and spend time in prayer of meditation. Paul E. Billheimer said,
The prayer closet is the arena which produces the overcomer.”
We could replace the word “overcomer” with “conquerer.” The early morning hours are the time when our spirits are most sensitive to inspiration. Ben Franklin was onto something when he said,
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
Many of the most successful people arise very early in the morning. Not convinced yet? Just try it. Write down some clearly defined goals which you can begin working on each day, arise early to pray and meditate upon them, and see if your inspiration level doesn’t go through the roof!
You’ll be inspired in ways you never could have imagined. You’ll gain insight into yourself you never had before. You’ll see yourself and your life through new eyes. Take the plunge! Get moving! Commit to change…..Challenge mind and body……Change your paradigm…..and you truly can Conquer anything!
Send me a message and tell me what changes you are making and what dreams you are chasing, so I can support you and be your cheerleader! We can have, be, or do anything. We are the only thing holding us back. Set yourself free 🙂