Li Ka-shing rose from poverty to become the wealthiest man in Hong Kong. Li considers that a person who is genuinely strong at heart will constantly remind himself that regardless of what obstacle comes his way, he will adjust his emotions as quickly as possible. The heart is like a candle in the dark. You cannot see when the flame is gone. It is only when you are strong inside that you won’t let yourself fall into darkness and be engulfed.
A genuinely strong man is strong on the outside as well as the inside. Such a man sees failure as the mother of success. He keeps fighting. He never admits defeat. He never quits. He gets up from where he falls. Can success be far from him with such an attitude and perseverance?
To make yourself strong, you only need to abandon these four things:
People with inferiority see themselves to be lesser when compared to others. They fear speaking in front of people. Whenever there is a crowd, they speak cautiously and become nervous.
You can try overcoming your sense of inferiority by listing your own merits, the more detailed the better. Whenever you feel low, go over the list and it will help raise your self-esteem.
An easy lifestyle can cause a person to degrade and can make him lazy. If he doesn’t strive for something better or have ambitions, he will sink low one day. Laziness is only a temporary refuge. Remember, it cannot help solve your problems.
Negative emotions are bound to follow when things do not turn out the way you want them to. Such emotions can drag you down and make you feel hopeless. When they pile up without an outlet, anxiety results. Your judgment and confidence will wear down over time. On the other hand, if you face the same scenario with a positive mindset or from another angle, you gain valuable experience and a sense of satisfaction when the difficulty is overcome.
Do not run after external things. Reputation is one of them. When thinking too much about it, your focus is unavoidably shifted. Rather, be down to earth and give all you have. You will get to the finish line somehow.
People say there are ways to success and reasons for failure. Perseverance will be rewarded eventually. Success is not measured by how smart you are, but by how composed you stay when facing difficulties. No matter how far you can go, the key is to do what you should do and take it one step at a time. Just like building with bricks, only a solid base can allow the safe adding of height without crumbling.
Translated by Cecilia