A nice article I stumbled on while doing a Google search on “burn the boats” for the previous blog entry:
“Simple ways to success” by Larry Winget
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“One of the major reasons people don’t make it to their goals is that they experience a setback and then quit. They don’t stay and fight it out in order to get past the setback. They don’t stay to see how long the problem will last or whether it’s really a problem. They give in and give up.
One reason is that some folks honestly don’t believe they are going to run into any problems. They believe that having a positive mental attitude and being an optimist means you are no longer a realist and that you are blind to the problems of the world. Therefore, they aren’t prepared emotionally, intellectually or physically for what inevitably lies ahead of them.”