Two Things That Determine What You Accomplish in Life

We see things not as they are, but as we are. -H.M. Tomlinson 

There are two things in life that determine what you accomplish. Without these two things, you will end up just wandering through life in mediocrity falling short of your true potential.

These two things are our mindset and motivation. Our mindset and motivation will either prevent us or propel us to accomplish things in our life. If our thoughts are right and we have the drive and determination, there is very little in this world that we can’t accomplish.

Just take a look at history. Columbus would have never discovered America if he didn’t think that the world was round and had the determination to set sail to prove it. The civil rights movement would have never taken place if Martin Luther King Jr didn’t have the mindset and motivation to make a change. Jennifer Figge would have never swam across the Atlantic Ocean if her thoughts weren’t right and she lacked the determination to finish.


I love this saying “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them. A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will, but the will must be stronger than the skill.”

You see people who are successful at anything in life have set their mind to do it and have the motivation to see it through. Your mindset and motivation are two very powerful tools. They can either make you or break you. And they coincide with each other. Because you can have the right mindset but if you lack the drive and determination, you will come up short. You can also be highly motivated but if your head is constantly filled with negative thoughts, you will quickly become defeated.

Take an inventory of your life. Look at the things that you have accomplished in you life. What was your mindset and motivation? Now take a look at the things you set out to accomplish but came up a little short. What prevented you from seeing these things through? Did you have the right mindset? Did you lose the drive and determination? Before you set out to accomplish the next thing in your life, take a deep breath and clear your mind then dig down deep inside of you and gather that drive and determination to see it through. You just might find yourself accomplishing things in life that before you never thought you could.

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