11 Powerful Ways to Sharpen Your Courage, Potential, and Income

Take your personal growth to a place that separates you from where you are today.

Chase Arbeiter
Jan 21 · 14 min read
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“Leaning back in my recliner each night, staring at the ceiling, I tried to settle myself: Life is growth. You grow or you die.”

Produce the Significant and Delay the Urgent.

Keep Setting Goals Until You Find the One That Excites You.

“If your goals suck, then strong strategies and work-ethic will make your life worse, not better.”

Declare Proudly Your Heart’s Intent and Be Fearless of What Anyone Thinks About It.

“Life is too short to not be pursuing the best opportunity you know of.”

— James Clear

“There was a dream and one day I could see it

Like a bird in a cage I broke in

And demanded that somebody free it”

Live and Compare Yourself to the Person You’ll Be In a Decade.

“My hero’s always ten years away. I’m never gonna be my hero. I’m not gonna obtain that; I know I’m not, and that’s just fine with me because that keeps me with somebody to keep on chasing.”

Four steps to developing into the person you want to be in the future:

Determine Your Dream Day and Dream Life, Then Find a Way to Create That Life.

“To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination. It means to know where you’re going so that you better understand where you are now and so that the steps you take are always in the right direction.”

Eliminate the Unnecessary Mercilessly.

“Instead of asking how many tasks you can tackle given your working hours, ask how many you can ditch given what you must do to excel.”

— Morten Hansen

Dive Deeply Into Ideas, Strategies, and Concepts You Believe Will Enhance Your Life.

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”

— Albert Einstein

“In the future, the great division will be between those who have trained themselves to handle these complexities and those who are overwhelmed by them — those who can acquire skills and discipline their minds and those who are irrevocably distracted by all the media around them and can never focus enough to learn.”

Here are some strategies to deep diving on topics:

Confront What’s In Your Way and Fight Through the Growing Pains.

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” — Nelson Mandela

Appreciate the Beauty of Unfinished Pieces of Something Larger.

“Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”

— Alan Watts

Reverse Setbacks Immediately.

“Solve big problems early. Rebound after one missed workout, not a decade of inactivity. Repair a strained relationship the next day, not years later. Fix overspending before it becomes a lifestyle. Problems with simple solutions at first become difficult to unwind over time.”

Think in Abundance, Not Scarcity.

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” — Thomas Jefferson

“The power broker in your life is the voice that no one hears. How well you revisit the tone and content of your private voice is what determines the quality of your life. It is the master storyteller, and the stories we tell ourselves are our reality.”

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Here to share in my own words, the things that inspire me! chasearbeiter.net

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