Uncertainty Does Not Like Being in the Presence of the Courageous


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Those who realize success, a dream, accomplish big goals or relentlessly pursue something they are passionate about are courageous and maybe even heroic. They’re heroic for one reason: they do not quit even though the outcome is uncertain.

Uncertainty holds most back from pursuing success. Uncertainty is omnipresent, up until the time you actually succeed. This means that those who pursue success are faced with uncertainty constantly.

Uncertainty is that unwelcome companion who rides along with you, like a passenger on a train, forever by your side. They never leave your side during your success journey. That companion will follow you to every stop along your success train ride. They board the train with you from the moment you decide to take a risk and pursue a dream. And that companion will fill your mind with all sorts of negative outcomes. “This is a waste of time”, “You can’t possibly succeed”, “What makes you think you’re different from others who have tried and failed”, “What makes you think you’re like others who have succeeded”, “You’re not good enough”, “You’re not smart enough”, “You don’t have what it takes”. 

Your uncertainty companion will never stop trying to deflate you and distract you. They will stay with you until the bitter end. Your uncertainty companion will only abandon you when it realizes that, despite all of its efforts, you are never going to quit, and success is a foregone conclusion. When there is light at the end of the tunnel, you will notice that your uncertainty companion is no longer sitting along side you on your train.

If you are on such a journey, you will face uncertainty almost the entire time. Most can’t take it. Most quit. Most will fail. But if you’re reading this, you’re not most. You’re different. Never quit on your dream. Don’t let uncertainty cloud your thinking. Never give in to the relentless clamor of uncertainty. Eventually uncertainty will flee. Uncertainty does not enjoy the company of the courageous.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley understands the difference between being rich and poor: at age nine, his family went from being multi-millionaires to broke in just one night, due to a catastrophic fire that destroyed his Dad's thriving business. For fourteen years they struggled with poverty. There were eleven in Tom's family, and they lived in constant fear of losing their home.

Driven by the desire to unlock the secrets to success and failure, Tom spent five years studying the daily activities of 233 rich people and 128 poor people. He discovered there was an immense difference between the habits of the rich and the poor. During his research he identified over 300 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots.” Tom decided to write a book to share what he learned. That book, Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals (1st Edition), went on to become an Amazon Bestseller in the United States forty times over a three year period. To give you some perspective, in order to be a true Amazon Bestseller in the United States, where you actually receive a specific Bestseller designation from Amazon, you need to be in the top 100 of all books sold by Amazon in the United States in a given day. Rich Habits did that for nearly thirty straight days, rising as high as #7, eclipsing such Bestselling authors such as Stephen Covey, Robert Kiyosaki and J.K. Rowlings. Imagine that - an unknown, first-time, self-published author selling more books than J.K. Rowlings!

Tom now travels the world, sharing his Rich Habits and motivating audiences at industry conferences, corporate events, universities, multi-level marketing group events, and global sales organizations’ presentations and finance conferences. He has even spoken on the same stage with famous entrepreneurs and personal development experts, such as Sir Richard Branson, Robin Sharma, Dr. Daniel Amen, and many others.

Tom has shared his insights on various national and international network, cable, and Internet television programs such as CBS Evening News, NBC News, Yahoo Financially Fit, Money.com, India TV, News.com Australia, and a host of others. He has been interviewed on many prestigious nationally syndicated radio shows, including the Dave Ramsey Show, Marketplace Money, and WABC.

Tom has been featured in numerous print magazines—such as Money magazine, Inc. Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, Fast Company magazine, More magazine, Epoca Magazine (Brazil’s largest weekly) and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine—and various online publications, including USA Today, CNN, MSN Money, SUCCESS.com, Inc.com, and the Huffington Post. Tom is a frequent contributor to Business Insider, Credit.com, Bankrate.com and a few other media outlets.

National publicity has garnered international media attention for Tom and his Rich Habits research spanning 23 countries. Broadcast media, online publications, and television throughout Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Central and South America have shared his powerful message.

In an effort to help parents, grandparents, teachers and adults become success mentors to the younger generation, Tom released his second book, Rich Kids: How to Raise Our Children to be Happy and Successful in Life in 2014. This book was the self-help category winner of the 2015 New York Book Festival and Runner-up in the prestigious 2015 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Contest. In 2016 Tom released his third book, Change Your Habits, Change Your Life. This book provides the latest science on habit change as well as more of Tom's unique research on the specific habits that helped transform 177 ordinary individuals into self-made millionaires.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, and hold a master’s degree in taxation. As president of Cerefice and Company, CPAs, Tom heads one of the premier financial firms in New Jersey.
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  2. Thank you Oxy Woxy!

    Always a pleasure to read your work.

  3. Mr. Corley, I really appreciate your tips and your guidance. Could you give me tips to enable me control compulsive buying which I do when I am upset or when I like something but don’t need it. After buying I keep it for a few days then give it away. In this way I waste my hard-earned savings. I want to have more control on my purchases. For eg. I have bought so many purses on different shopping trips but am not using them. Infact I try to think of ways to dispose them off. Inspite of being aware of this if I see a new purse I am not able to stop myself from purchasing it. Regards

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