Last week's quote came from Michelangelo, one of the greatest artists in the history of man. This week we turn to Leonardo da Vinci for our inspiration. While Michelangelo stood above most in the field of art, da Vinci not only painted the Mona Lisa, one of the most famous works of art ever, he also excelled as an inventor, engineer and scientist. If there was ever a man to learn from about mastery and accomplishment it is Leonardo da Vinci.
Here is what he says about people who get things done:
"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things."
- Action - If you want something to happen for yourself you have to make it happen! Start putting action to your dreams. A great way to start doing that is through commitments that will get you closer to making that dream come true. (Read more about Dreams & Commitments here). You have to be active in your pursuit, constantly working and staying loyal to your commitments in order to reach your maximum potential and become what da Vinci calls a person "of accomplishment".
- Destiny - What I love about this quote is that it implies that you control your own destiny. You can create your own destiny by making things happen and not sitting back and letting them happen to you. Control, especially over one's destiny, is so empowering!
Don't sit back and let the world decide what your destiny is for you. Create your own destiny. It will require commitments to what you want that destiny to be and those commitments will require action. Consistent action. If it was good enough for da Vinci then it's good enough for us. And if it worked for him, it will work for you.
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