Posted by Mark Weeks, creator of Authors2Prosper
Self-mastery requires a total life-time commitment to yourself.
Only you know your own story, only you know the struggles you've faced. And now, only you can change you!
Don't wait for another new year to come and go for the time to be right, make a pledge with yourself starting today. And release your inner conqueror.
The following lines represent how I try my best to live a life set on my own terms. There are worse ways to live :)
I do not choose to be ordinary, it is my right to be extraordinary.
I seek opportunities to develop whatever natural talents are borne in me.
I will not be a kept citizen, broken and dulled by having the system look after me.
I take calculated risks, dream big and am determined to build a life I will be proud of.
I know I may fall sometimes, but I know too, this is part of my growth as a conqueror.
I refuse security for its own sake, I prefer the challenges of life to guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfilment to the staleness of utopia.
I will discipline my mind, body & spirit; through continuous learning, good food and exercise.
I will never cower before anyone nor bend to any threat.
I will help those who too wish to improve their lives; I will not squander time with those who don't, or won't.
I will maintain discipline at all costs to stay on the path to freedom.
It is my right as a human being to stand tall, proud and unafraid; to think and act myself, enjoy the benefits of my creations and face the world whilst boldly saying …
'I came, I saw, I conquered.'
This is what it means to be the conqueror of my life.