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WARNING: TOUGH LIFE LESSON TO FOLLOW

I have learned so very many lessons on my journey.
Here is one I’ve learned over the last year or so:

People quit.
People give up.
Most people never stay the course.

This is true with personal dreams, in marriage, with their health…and definitely in network marketing.

Aimee Mullens said, “Giving up is conceding that things will never get better, and that’s just not true. Ups and downs are a constant in life, and I’ve been belted into that roller coaster a thousand times.”

You see, it takes real heart…real grit to press through the “downs.” And you know why? Because it requires more from us. Quitting is the easy thing to do. Stepping of our own down trodden lawn onto someone else’s fresh green lawn looks appealing; and it’s easier than regrowing our own grass. The problem is that pretty soon, you’ll just trample down that other green grass too!

And why? Because it’s who you are; your track record proves it. If you stomped one yard to death, most likely you’ll ruin the green grass in the new one.

If you quit on the first dream, you’ll probably quit on the next. If you helped to destroy one marriage, you’ll be good at it a second time in most cases. If you’ve been looking for the easy way out with your health for the last 20 years, my guess is the next 20 will be the same.

And Network Marketers: if they’ve jumped more than once in the last 5 years, well…you get the picture.

Listen: I GET IT! I know it can be hard. It takes a strong woman or man to ride the waves. But every single diamond….every REAL Diamond was formed under pressure over time in it’s environment. Speeding up the process only creates cubic zirconia. Fake stones.

The Apostle Paul said this: “Don’t you know that you have to finish the whole race in order to receive the prize?”

Ok, so he was talking about eternal life, yes, but he was also talking about running.
Paul new that the principal was universal.

If you want to be the real deal; if you want to grow into a champion when it comes to success, marriage, business, or anything else…go through the fire. Withstand the pain. Endure the pressure. Learn. Grow. Discover YOUR weaknesses and flaws. Figure out how YOU contributed to the demise.

And then…if you want to emerge victorious…stay the course.

p.s.- Just because you’ve failed in the past does not mean that you have to fail in the future.  But you WILL have to change something…or change in your results will never come.

4 responses

  1. Emily Barton

    My dad was just taking about this. Like marriage takes 25 years to make, not just the words you say the day you marry….it takes time to make. And church attendance vs commitment to people, over time. Digg into relationship, be committed through the ishhh!
    Awesome on time word!

    August 31, 2014 at 3:54 am

    • Great thoughts Emily! Yes…anything worth having is worth fighting for, no matter how long it takes. And usually it takes time…a lot of time…before we truly experience the best of the value.

      August 31, 2014 at 4:41 am

  2. Reblogged this on Dan Ortiz.

    September 4, 2014 at 2:05 pm

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