Welcome to this edition of The Monday Morning Memo.....I hope you had a fabulous weekend filled with fun on Super Bowl weekend. Life is never easy and it is always a balancing act of needs and wants. The best part is that it is never too late to do something about something. Are there really goals that you would like to achieve in your life? Start today! Are there relationships you would like to improve on in your life? Start today! Are there things, large and small, that need to be done in your life? Start today! Let us make the most out of each and every day. Start today to take full control and responsibility over your life. You have the ability and power to do all the great things you wish. The question comes down to desire. Start today!
7 Inspiring Success Lessons:
You can listen to and read all of the self-development in the world, but if you don’t put what you’re learning into action, things won’t change. There’s a Swedish proverb that goes, “God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.” You have the potential to succeed, but you’re going to have to work the principles that you know.
In order for your life to change, you must change. To the degree that you change your thoughts, will be to the degree that your life changes. Don’t expect anything to change if you’re not changing. Don’t expect your business to get any better, if you’re not changing. Don’t expect your health to get any better if you’re not changing. If you want massive change, you must make massive change.
It’s okay to stumble. When you reach for great things you will stumble; just be sure to learn from the stumble. A stumble could be the best thing that ever happened to you. A stumble may prevent total chaos in your life, if you learn from it. Learn to value stumbles and to learn from the stumbles.
Success does not come from what you attain, but from who you become. Success is not a big car; success is you being big on the inside. When you’re big on the inside, you can attract a big car, but the car does not make you, you make the car. If you decide to grow up, you will succeed. Jim Rohn said, “We can have more than we’ve got because we can become more than we are.”
5. Take Charge
The good news is you always have possession of the ball in the game of life. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize that they have possession of the ball. They’re waiting around for someone to pass them the ball, and they already have it. Take charge of your life, you got the ball, it’s in your court, what are you going to do?
The hard part is always the beginning, the push through the crowd. But if you make it through the crowd, you can make it to the top. I said, “If you can make it through the crowd, you can make it to the top.” Commit today, to push through the crowd.
Vision is your ability to see down the road. Use your imagination to see all the way down the road. I like what Robert Collier said, he said, “The great successful men of the world have used their imagination, they think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building – steadily building.”
Keep on building, and your vision will become your reality. Keep on building and success will be yours.
WORDS TO LIVE BY...
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Gagehot
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.
- David Brinkley
Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln
An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.
- Stephen Covey
Send a Thank you Card to those who took you to the Super Bowl
- Jay McHugh