When we visualize success, we usually think about the end product, with an image in our heads of being handed an Oscar or presiding over a phalanx of executives at a long mahogany table. While it helps to see ourselves as successful, our images can sometimes seem far away. We risk becoming frustrated and disillusioned, which could slow our progress or make us give up on our dreams.

Success, or achievemet, is never a one-step deal. By mapping out the route we need to take, we can break it down into individual steps, which will bring us gratification all along the way to our ultimate goal. Achieving these small goals proves that we have what it takes. Confidence builds slowly with daily reinforcement.

Eric V. Copage

― Joyce Meyer

“Getting stress out of your life takes more than prayer alone. You must take action to make changes and stop doing whatever is causing the stress. You can learn to calm down in the way you handle things.”