A spirit of cynicism and a sense of boredom are the greatest enemies of progress. They produce inaction, reluctance, and cause one to retreat. To advance and develop, you must know you can; and then, you must take action. The person who transcends even the most bleak of circumstances is the one who believes that in a universe of unlimited possibilities, there's always another opportunity to make things just a little better. Second, achievers believe in themselves. Why should you believe in yourself? The achievement of anything begins with the idea that it is possible to do and that you can do it. Belief is a powerful motivator. Third, achievers have figured out that problems and challenges come with the territory, and they are undaunted by them. Those who rise up and become successes in life view challenges merely as inconveniences and not as problems. Remember no challenge is permanent, so act as if obstacles don't even exist, set goals and forge ahead, go under, over, around, and through. Focus on solutions. Lastly achievers find joy. There is joy in living meaningfully. That choice is up to each of us. Joy is happiness that does not depend on circumstance. Find your wellspring of joy and go to it every day!!! ITS YOUR LIFE!! LIVE BIG!!!!