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Without a doubt, the most important thing you can establish in your life right now is what you believe. Your core convictions will separate you from the pack.

Here are seven beliefs from the Bible that, if acted on, will alter your future for good.
  1. I believe I am God's child and He is my Father (1 John 3:1).
  2. I believe the Holy Spirit leads me in all my decisions.
  3. I believe I am more than a conqueror in every challenge life brings (Rom. 8:37).
  4. I believe God is the author of my promotion in every area of life (Ps. 75:6-7).
  5. I believe that when I pray, God hears me and answers me (Mark 11:24).
  6. I believe that as I meditate on God's Word, He makes my way prosperous (Josh 1:8).
  7. I believe that nothing is impossible because I believe (Mark 9:23).
Five Good Habits That Will Make You A Winner
  1. Preparation.
    "I will do all I must before, so that I can enjoy the results after."
  2. Action.
    "I will do what I need to do right now because tomorrow may be too late."
  3. Prayer.
    "I realize that my destiny is too great for me to attempt alone. God will be my constant help and source of strength to fulfill my dreams and achieve my
  4. Character.
    "I will live life with honesty and integrity, the kind of attributes that will not just get me to the top, but keep me there."
  5. Discipline.
    "I will continue to do what it takes to succeed, even when the excitement has dwindled, the new has worn off, and things become routine."
Five Bad Habits That Will Label You A Loser
Whether in sports, school, or a career, there are decisions that will form habits and cause any person to come out on the losing end most of the time.

Success and failure are not mysteries. You can choose either one.

Here are five habits to choose to refuse in your life.
  1. Finger pointing.
    "It's someone else's fault that I didn't do well—not my own."
  2. Procrastination.
    I'll get to it later when the mood hits me just right and the universe comes into proper alignment."
  3. Unbelief.
    "I don't think I was meant to succeed - mediocrity is just in my genes."
  4. Jealousy.
    "I don't see why they get everything going their way. They get all the breaks."
  5. Laziness.
    "I'm going to do the very least I have to do in order to get this job done. So what if it's not my best?"
Source: Every Teenager's Little Black Book of Hard to Find Information
by Blaine Bartel.
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

Author Biography

Blaine Bartel
Web site: Blaine Bartel
For more than a quarter of a century, Blaine Bartel has served what he believes is the hope of the world, the local church.

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