You Don’t Have to Love What You Do… – Post 505

Rohn: You Don’t Have to Love What You Do……but you have to love the opportunity.

Jim Rohn September 20, 2015

You have to love what you do, that’s what people say. But that’s not necessarily true. What is true is that you have to love the opportunity—the opportunity to build life, future, health, success and fortune. Knocking on someone’s door may not be something you love to do, but you love the opportunity of what might be behind it.

A guy says, “I’m digging ditches. Should I love digging ditches?” The answer? No, you don’t have to love digging ditches, but if it is your first entry onto the ladder of success, you should be thinking, I’m glad somebody gave me the opportunity to dig ditches, and I’m going to do it so well, I won’t be here long.

You can be inspired by just having found something, even though you are making mistakes in the beginning and even though it is not ideal, taking on a new discipline that you haven’t learned yet. You don’t have to love it, you just have to learn to appreciate the opportunity—and the person who believed in you before you believed in yourself, the person who brought you the good news, who found you. 

If you will embrace the disciplines associated with the new opportunity, you will soon find that your self-confidence starts to grow, that you go from being a skeptic to being a believer. And, soon, when you start talking to people, you will find it to be the most thrilling opportunity in the world. Every person you meet, what could they be to you? It’s unlimited! Maybe a friend for life, an open door to retiring, a colleague for years to come. This is big, and sometimes, in the beginning when we are just getting started, we don’t always see how big it really is.

So before you are tempted to give up or get discouraged, remember that all success is based on long-term commitment, faith, discipline, attitude and a few stepping stones along the way. You might not like the stone you are on right now, but it’s sure to be one of the stones that leads to great opportunities in the future.

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Failure is HARD! – Post 474

Today’s quote comes from Theodore Roosevelt.

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried in the first place.” Theodore Roosevelt.

Failing is very difficult. It is psychologically painful. It’s something none of us like to face. I want you to think about Pete Rose. He was one of the greatest baseball players when I was a kid. He won 3 World Series rings, 3 batting titles, one Most Valuable Player, Two Gold Gloves and the Rookie of the year. Not only that, he made 17 All-Star appearances at 5 different positions. He is the all-time Major-League leader in hits with 4256 hits.

Did Pete have any failures? Yes. He struck out 10,328 times. That means approx. 6 out of 10 at bats he failed. Had Pete never tried he would have never had that success. Yes failure is hard but it is much better to at least try because eventually success will come your way.

As the late Jim Rohn always said, “REMEMBER THE SAME WIND BLOWS ON ALL OF US. ITS THE SET OF YOUR SAIL THAT DECIDES YOUR COURSE!!” Set your sail for success today by learning the skills for success. If you would like to learn more about the course I am taking in my life be sure to visit AIMHighForSuccess.com . If you find value in these posts be sure to subscribe to this blog and share these posts with your team.

Reaching Your Highest Potential – Post 451

We started the other day talking about the law of attraction. Today I want to continue with that theme and talk a little bit about reaching your highest potential.

We all have these grand dreams of what we want our lives to be. We know that we can achieve whatever it is that we want. So why is it that most of us will never achieve our highest potential?

It’s because we allow the doubts, the fears, and the discouraging things people have said to us convince us to settle where we are. Those negative voices inside us speak to us the loudest.

The truth is that we were all created to succeed. We were all created to achieve greatness; to accomplish our goals; to leave a mark on this generation. The key is to set that greatness free; to overcome all the negative thoughts and become all that we can be.

No matter where you are or what challenges you are facing you have what it takes to win. You are talented enough. You are smart enough. You are experienced enough. You have the right personality, the right looks, the right race, sex or nationality. You are fully equipped to become all you can. You are the right man or woman for the challenge.

You may not be reaching your highest potential, not because you don’t have the faith, the talent, or the determination but because you are not keeping the right things in front of you.

Let me tell you a story about a guy that dreamed of being an actor someday. As he was growing up his family was so poor that at one point they were homeless. As he got older he kept on auditioning and trying out for different parts but he just wasn’t getting any offers. He wasn’t getting the big parts he wanted. He was broke and discouraged so he drove his beat up old car to the top of a hill overlooking the city and did something unusual. He wrote himself a big check for 10 million dollars for “Acting Services Rendered”. He put that check in his wallet and kept it there. When things would get tough he would pull that check out and look at it to remind himself of his dream. A dozen years later he finally had the breakthrough that he dreamt about. You know him today because of wild success. That actor was Jim Carey.

The point is that we tend to gravitate toward that which we think about most. Think about this. No matter what social – economic background you come from you can find examples of people that have succeeded. You can find people from the worst backgrounds, the worst situations growing up that not only succeeded but had wild success. I can think of people like Les Brown, Opra Winfrey, Dr Ben Carson. And you can find people that had it all, that were born with a silver spoon in their mouth and went on to become absolute failures. I won’t name those but we can all think of people that descend to failure like that.

Ever ponder what the difference was between those failures and success?

Studies tell us that we move toward what we consistently see. So to reach the highest potential for success we must keep something in front of us, even if it symbolic like Jim Carey’s check, to remind us of what we believe we can achieve.

When we don’t have anything that reminds us of what we are dreaming of, we get stuck and lose our passion. Proverbs says “Where there is no vision, the people parish,” The naysayers come along on and nick away at our dream, our enthusiasm until one day we find ourselves stuck in a rut. We’ve forgotten what it was that we wanted and start shrinking our dreams down to fit in with our current circumstances. The successful people always have that dream, that goal in front of them so they can push the naysayers aside and push forward toward their goals.

James Allen said “Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be. James Mark Baldwin said, “Fires can’t be made with embers, not can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.”

I want you to think about what it is that you can put in front of you to keep you on track. What you can do throughout that day to remind yourselves of your destination. Keep your vision in front of you. All over your house, your office, your car, you should have pictures that inspire you. Scripture verses that encourage you. Mementoes that strengthen your faith. Every time you see that reminder of your dream say under your breath, Thank you Lord for bringing my dreams to pass. Thank you that I will become everything that you created me to be. Every time something comes along and try’s to chip away at your enthusiasm look at that reminder and tell yourself that you will achieve whatever it is that you set out to achieve.

As the late Jim Rohn always said, “REMEMBER THE SAME WIND BLOWS ON ALL OF US ITS THE SET OF YOUR SAIL THAT DECIDES YOUR COURSE!!” Set your sail for success today by learning the skills for success. If you would like some personal help on this and any other topics that I cover then subscribe to this blog and be sure to check out some of my past posts. Also if you find value in these posts be sure and share them with your team.

Week 20 – Let Go and Let God – Post 433

Let Go and Let God

I am a big proponent to the “law of attraction.” I have personallyletgo seen this universal law manifest itself in my life. Being a Christian, I believe that God is the center of the universe and everything comes from God and the Law of Attraction is God at work in our life. In my own personal life I can look back throughout the past a see just how this Law has affected my life in every way without me even being aware of it.

There have been numerous times that I have gone through some very challenging times. In each and every one of those times I gave the problem to God. I prayed, read scripture, contemplated. And in every instance the answers came to me and I followed them. This MKMMA journey has been no different. In fact this MKMMA journey has made me even more aware of the ways that God has influenced my life. Through MKMMA and a more focused awareness of the law of attraction the phrase “Let Go and Let God” has taken on a new meaning.

I’ve heard people throughout my life claim that they gave their problems to God and nothing happened. Because of this they now have doubt about the very existence of a higher power. They even ask, ‘if God really did care, then why does he answer some people’s prayers and not others? I asked and I trusted but nothing happened for me?’

I never really had an answer. Why did it seem that God answered some people’s prayers? Why didn’t He answer others? We see people like Joel Osteen; he gets up there every day and talks about God answering. He talks all the time about great things happening to people when they give it to God. I saw the same things but I could never answer the WHY?

Well my first clue as to “why” came a couple years ago when I came across a movie called, “the secret.” Now the movie tends to be a little too much on the “new age” side for my sensibilities but as a Christian I really connected to what was said in the movie on a more spiritual level.

It talked about putting out there, into the universe, what it is that you want to attract into your life. I found this concept so fascinating as it relates to prayer and asking God because as I mentioned before I could look back in my past and see instance after instance where I put forth a desire and over time, all the pieces necessary to make it a reality came into my life. I started exploring why this seemed to work for me in the past and what I discovered was there is just a little more involved in the process than just asking.

I could see many times in my past when I asked and nothing happened. I started looking at what it was exactly that I did that was different when things worked out compared to the times in my life when I did not have success.

We have all heard the scripture that says, ask and you shall receive, but have you looked a little further in the scripture. In every instance when someone asked and received there was another step involved. What was that extra step?

In every instance the person took an action. They believed enough in the fact that they would receive they took an action toward receipt of what they asked for. They Let Go and Let God then acted as if God had already answered them moving themselves toward that goal. Think about it, every time someone came to Christ and asked for a healing what was Christ’s response? He told them to go do something, take an action, take a leap of faith, show they believed by taking an action and then they were healed.

For example he told the leapers to go down to the river and wash themselves and they were healed. He could have just healed them without them taking the action. But he gave them instructions to follow and then when they took that action they received what they asked for. The same thing has happened in my life so many times I can’t even count.

When I lost my job at the end of 2011 God had already put into action the path for me to follow to replace that income. The problem was is that I was not ready to Let Go and Let God. I had forgotten what I had learned throughout my life. Yes I was praying for help but I wasn’t listening, letting go and following His lead. I was following my own lead. Doing what I thought was the right thing. I wasn’t really believing and trusting that things would turn around. I resisted the path God was laying out in front of me. In fact I couldn’t even see the path because I was stuck on the idea that I had to get another full time pharmacist job. I didn’t even see that he was giving me the tools and the opportunity to pursue a different path full time. A path that had I paid more attention I may have never had to return to pharmacy.

Looking back now I see that God had brought so many people into my life during those two years of unemployment that had I followed my life would be totally different now. Over that two year time frame God brought many of the top leaders in my network marketing company into my life. He even allowed me to have the opportunity to travel with the founder of the company not once, not twice but on five different occasions. God had in mind a new direction for me and I just couldn’t see it. It’s true in the back of my mind I wanted to move away from pharmacy. I had been praying for years for God to show me a new direction but I wasn’t willing to listen and let God.

I laid my concerns at God’s feet. I knew and expected that God would bring the right people into my life and I didn’t see it. I knew I had to be willing to be open and follow his lead, but worry had consumed me and I did not see Him in front of me. Two years later I found myself back where I was before I lost the job. Back working 70 to 80 hours per week in pharmacy.

God put the movie “The Secret” in my path. He knew spiritually that I was ready for the message even though the movie was not a Christ centered message. He knew in my religious formation that I would see this movie in context of my Christian background. He knew that my intellectual side would pursue this idea further and look at how this principle applied to my walk with him.

The story hadn’t ended there. There is another part of the formula that I had not fully focused on at least not until MKMMA entered my life. Yes I did recognize I had an opportunity in network marketing because I was open and wanted more our of my life but I still had not developed a keen awareness of my surroundings. God wasn’t finished yet.

Remember I was praying to find a way to replace my income. That I was burned out and unsatisfied with where I was in my life; my career path wasn’t fulfilling a deeper meaning, a deeper purpose.

A big part of the Law of Attraction’s success come from taking some action toward what it was that you wanted but there is another part of the formula. I had to develop a more intense awareness of the things that were around me. The tools, the opportunities, the people that were there and have been there all along that I just did not see because I was so focused on taking care of needs. I could never even began to think about the deeper, more intimate desires for my life.

For the past three years I have been so restless. Things in life just seemed so out of whack. Yes I lost my job and then found another thanks to God but it did not feel fulfilled. Something was just missing. Call it mid-life crisis, burn out or whatever you like to call it but life just did not seem to have a meaning any longer. I knew I should be thankful for where I am in life and for all that I had accomplished but where I am and where I thought I would be by now just didn’t match up. My restlessness had become all consuming.

I had found what I believed to be a way to rectify this restless feeling. I knew that network marketing held the answer for me because it could give me the time freedom and financial freedom that I needed. But how do I switch from being a successful pharmacist working for someone elses dreams to becoming an entrepreneur pursuing what I wanted out of life.

To be successful in this new endeavor I needed to develop a new set of skills. It took 5+ years in college to become a pharmacist so I new it was going to take a little time to have the same success so I began taking classes and reading everything I could get my hands on in the way of coaching and personal development. On this quest I met many fantastic people, some virtually through books and on-line, others in person. I consider them mentors.

Last year on this journey I came across a network marketing trainer, Mark Janeszuski. His training systems and videos gave me insights into this business that I had never even considered. He made me start considering the other person. What did the prospect think. What they thought about me; what they though about themselves; what they thought about my opportunity and how I could build better rapport with the prospect.

It was in this training that I finally began to look inward at myself and what I thought about me. What I had been thinking and how I have been holding myself back from success. I began to realize that I determined my own success and failure more than the action of the other people around me. That’s how I became aware of the MKMMA program; actually more of a self-discovery, self-awareness program.

It has been through this program that I have developed a deeper relationship with my God because through this program I have become more keenly aware of myself; the various universal laws and how they affect me. And the Law of Attraction is just one of those universal, God given laws.

The point is folks, set some goals. Not just some goals but think outside the box. Look deeply into yourself and at what you really want to accomplish in life? I’m not talking about the material things that you want. Those will come as you achieve the deeper more meaningful goals for your life. For myself it boils down that I want to achieve autonomy and liberty. That is I want to be able to be personally responsible for my accomplishments or failures. I don’t want others to tell me yes I can do something or no I can’t. I want the freedom to be my own boss; to achieve at my own pace and to help as many others as possible realize their inner most desires for their life.

Once you determine the deeper more meaningful desires of your life start thinking about what you need to do, what people and what tools need to be brought into your life to accomplish those goals. Start working toward attracting those things into your life, paying close attention to the things that come your way and start taking actions, no matter how small they are that will put you on that path.

While you start following that path, relax, let go and let God. Trust in the direction you go and keep your mind open to the possibilities of change then be conscious to the people and circumstances that come into your life. Just because something that happens doesn’s seem to be the right circumstance, be open and take a deeper look at whatever it is.

You will be amazed at what happens. It’s kind of like when you buy a new car or maybe a new pair of boots or something. Once you buy it you suddenly see other people all around you that have the same thing. They have been there all along you just never noticed. The same thing happens once you Let Go and Let God and you open up your mind to be conscious to the people and circumstances around you that can help you move in the direction of your deeper major purpose of life. Some have been there all along God will bring the rest to you if you trust.

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Week 13 – Why some have success while others don’t – Post 419

Why do some people have success while others don’t?SuccessFailure

Do successful people possess some supernatural powers that others of us don’t have? Not really. From a scientific view point we are all basically the same. We have all come the same basic building blocks of life and we all share the same primordial DNA. Yes we all have different abilities, traits, talents. Some of us are physically stronger, others have finely tuned critical thinking skills, while others excel in the arts. But successful people can be found within these various groups.

Does success therefore come from Divine Intervention. We all know people that live their entire life for God but never seem to get a break. And we know of people that are pure evil yet still seem successful. I just don’t see an all knowing, all loving God being that unfair. Why even try if you have no control of the outcome. Instead I believe God put us all hear and gave us all the basic laws of the Universe. It is how we use those laws that determine our success.

Maybe some people have success while others don’t because that’s just the way it is. No sense trying to figure it out. If that was the case then Columbus would have never discovered America. The world is flat after all, that’s just the way it is. The Wright brothers would have never flew because people can’t fly. We would have never landed on the moon, etc. Because of the universal power of thought, someone thought it could be done and succeeded.

Thought alone isn’t the answer. I have often heard “you become what you think about most.” If that’s the case then why haven’t more people achieved success?

In the movie The Secret they discuss the law of attraction at length. In one part they discussed when people dwell on debt or illness they always seemed to get more of the same. People that have achieved success discuss in the movie how when they concentrated their thoughts on success, success came their way. Many people that watched the movie came to the conclusion that all they had to do was concentrate on what they wanted and it would just happen.  Nothing happened for them so they threw out the law of attraction.

The law of attraction is one more powerful tool that can be used to achieve success. People failed to see in the movie that the law of attraction is not a lottery ticket for success. Instead it attracts circumstances to you that you have act upon which then brings the next circumstance.

I see this in my own home business. I talk to people all the time that need and want extra income in their lives. Some don’t believe it’s possible; they don’t believe they are worthy or only the lucky could reach those goals so they reject what I have to offer them. Others have a lottery mentality. They join expecting instant results. They never put in the necessary effort. Fail, quit and say it’s not possible, those things never work.  Yet it’s working for me and thousands of others.

So why do some people have success while others don’t?

When most people think of success they are thinking of material wealth. Haanel talks about how we utilize the law of attraction to manifest material things like wealth. We concentrate on wealth. Circumstances come along to get us there. We take action on those circumstances and finally achieve material wealth only to discover we’re not satisfied or we are only temporarily satisfied.

This is where I believe the power of creative thought comes in. We must use creative thought to define exactly what success means to us. We need to start with what do we really want? What we really want is happiness and harmony. If we are truly happy we can have everything the world has to offer. If we are truly happy we can make others happy.

Haanel says we cannot be happy unless we have health, strength, congenial friends, pleasant environment, and sufficient supply to take care of our own necessities and to provide for those comforts and luxuries that we are entitled to.

I now see how all the exercises we have been doing in this Master Keys course have all been created with this end point in mind. Our DMP helped us to determine what our own definition of happiness would be. All the exercises of been toning up the skills needed so we can better utilize, to maximize the way we use the universal power of thought.