I’m a massive fan of Canadian motivational speaker Brian Tracy.

He often talks about a concept he calls…

“Putting yourself on the side of the angels.”

What this means is that you should do everything possible to guarantee your success. You see, very few people ever achieve their goals. The reality is that most fail. Not only that, there are fundamental forces you have to contend with. We cannot control the outcome of things. Much of life depends on your starting position, being in the right place at the right time or plain old luck. But this shouldn’t get your down. It’s not a reason to give up. You have to try your best regardless.

You have to put yourself on the side of the angels and do everything possible.  

There have been times in my life when the chips were down and things seemed hopeless.

In many of these situations failure wasn’t an option.

(Seriously, failure would have meant homelessness or worse).

What did I do?

I put myself on the side of the angels.

I thought about every possible thing I could do to guarantee my success.

You can do this as well.

Sit down right now and think of everything you could possibly do to achieve your goals.

Come up with as many things as you can…

…and start doing them NOW.


Alastair Walton