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Penury and affluence are products of the mind. Focus on your abilities, utilize the resources within your reach. Give 100% in all your efforts; the journey of 1,000 miles begins with 1 step, keep moving forward by all means.

Believe in yourself; the helping hand you seek is often at the end of your own arm.

Become a student; learn from everyone and everything, stand on the shoulder of giants. Leverage your resources; build upon everything you have and build with everyone you know, experience is the best teacher.

Develop a daily mantra; tell yourself “I AM THE GREATEST” for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Consume an I Think I Can Attitude; tell yourself “I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN” until you Know You Can! You Can Do It! And You Will Do It! Become a champion in your mind, you have to know you’re the greatest when no one else knows you’re the greatest.

Condition your mind to conquer fear; action alleviates doubt, ACT AS IF YOU COULD NOT FAIL. There’s a seed of knowledge in each failure; find it and every loss becomes a win.

Practice the art of MIND OVER MATTER; you can do anything you set your mind to, think and grow rich with discipline, dedication, and determination.

Practice THE POWER OF NOW; never put off for tomorrow, that in which you can accomplish today. Treat each moment as life and death; the perfect time never arrives, all you have is Now and within the moment Now is gone forever. TIME IS LIFE; Master Your Minutes, Now is the time and the hour MAKE EVERYONE SECOND COUNT!

Expect the unexpected then go out and do the impossible. Imagination is better than knowledge; tell yourself “Difficult, Not Impossible” then envision the extra ordinary. Your mind is extraordinary; the eye of the Lord is upon you. There’s jewels within your mind’s eye; if you can conceive it, you can achieve it!

Condition your mind for endurance; become mentally cross fit, ALWAYS GO THE EXTRA MILE. Prepare to conquer life like you’re conditioning for track & field. Treat each objective like your competing in Speed and Distance, treat each obstacle like you’re facing 100m hurdles. Opportunities are always available to those who a prepared to meet them; success is often awarded to those who maintained the stamina after enthusiasm waned. Persistence pays; the trouble is you prepare for the sprint, and life is like a marathon.

Condition your mind to maintain peace; become emotionally intelligent. Learn to maintain the peace you manifest within without disturbance from the noise that surrounds you. Develop a poker face; learn when to hold and when to fold. You may not control the cards that are dealt your way; but you do have the power to play your hand. Life is a lot like poker; it’s not about the cards on the table, it’s more or less about the player with the cards. Keep your cool at all times; act on reason, never make a decision based on emotions. Exercise acceptance; fold when you need to cut your losses early. Exercise stillness; hold when you need to let your resources develop. Exercise peace; play your high card when the chips are not falling your way. When all else fails, remember Penury and Affluence are products of the mind.

@StevieStreets | Penury and Affluence circa January 16, 2015