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6 impossible things before breakfast – Day 94/139

The title to this blog entry is stolen from the 2010 movie Alice in Wonderland. In the movie Alice is finally able to achieve the seemingly impossible goal by believing in can be done.

It helps you to believe if you’ve already achieved 5 impossible things before the big one.

Achieving anything in life depends entirely on your attitude towards achieving. How many people actually think of doing impossible things? Let alone doing several of them and already before breakfast.

I really like Alice’s mentality and actually find it something everyone should ultimately pursue. Everyone should have the pleasure to dream remarkable things. To start believing in your dreams and see them made reality.

If you have low confidence, start small. Try doing one semi-possible thing before breakfast. Like going for a run at 6 am or doing one push-up the first morning and then always increasing the count by one the next morning.

Impossible is just a state of mind.

Here are five things that would’ve been considered impossible in the beginning of my project.

  1. Getting together a team of 8 people who all believe in a dream.
  2. Raising 30,000 € of funding for an impossible project.
  3. Making and launching a new social web service in 5 weeks.
  4. Getting free nationwide media coverage for a website.
  5. Getting positive feedback on keskustelu.kauppalehti.fi.

The time of miracles is not over. Fulfilling the $1,000,000 target in this blog will be the sixth.

Discipline of success – Day 73/139

In the aftermath of my military refresher I want to share a few thoughts on discipline.

The military wouldn’t work without it.

It has been shown that intelligent people can be commanded to kill in a strictly disciplined environment. When  you want to apply external discipline to control your people, you need to be strict but you still need to make the people want to do it themselves.

The interesting question is:

Where does discipline end and self-control comes into the picture?

Not only the military but also our society tries to discipline everyone to behave accordingly. We live in a world of rules and regulations. If you want to succeed you have to pick a target and then have the self-control to keep on the right track.

Self-control is one of the guiding principles in the teachings of Brian Tracy, a speaker and author in self-help and personal success creation. If you’re interested in the very basics of success, here’s a great video of Tracy in action. It’s over an hour so you might want to skip the uninteresting parts.

If you want to succeed, you must have the self-control to do it. As Tracy puts it, you have to stay in line for success.