I told you that this week, numbers matter. And this number is the most important because it is the foundation of everything.
It’s number one, it’s you.
With thanks to my good friend and work partner, Mark Pallack for sharing something he uncovered. Mark is like me, in fact Mark helped inspire me by introducing me to the program and concepts which help you focus on what I’m about to share. It’s the best way to capture life, to focus on gratitude, appreciation, love and living a life that matters, one where you give back, by using your G-d given talents to help other people. In my case, the written word.
Mark sent me an article from a man I have mentioned several times on this blog, philosopher, speaker and author, Jim Rohn. I know I like to share what I have read, or learned, not because it’s what I said, but it reinforces what I believe and I know too few take the time,or make the time to read, or focus on the statements I am about to share. It’s not a criticism at all, I know many of you are busy, or distracted, or don’t know where to turn for enlightenment. So I have no problem doing some of the homework for you. Because YOU matter.
An excerpt from an article, The Major Key to Your Better Future is You, By Jim Rohn:
“Of all the things that can have an effect on your future, I believe personal growth is the greatest. We can talk about sales growth, profit growth, asset growth, but all of this probably will not happen without personal growth. It’s really the open door to it all. In fact I’d like to have you memorize a most important phrase. Here it is, “The major key to your better future is YOU.” Let me repeat that. “The major key to your better future is YOU.” Put that someplace you can see it every day, in the bathroom, in the kitchen, at the office, anywhere where you can see it every day. The major key to your better future is YOU. Try to remember that every day you live and think about it. The major key is YOU.
The major key to your better future is you. Lock your mind onto that. This is a super-important point to remember. The major key is you. A friend of mine has always answered when asked, “How do you develop an above-average income?” by saying, “Simple. Become an above-average person. Work on you.” My friend says, “Develop an above-average handshake.” He says, “A lot of people want to be successful, and they don’t even work on their handshake. As easy as that would be to start, they let it slide. They don’t understand.” My friend says, “Develop an above-average smile. Develop an above-average excitement. Develop an above-average dedication. Develop an above-average interest in other people.” He says, “To have more, become more.” Remember; work harder on yourself than you do on your job. For a long time in my life, I didn’t have this figured out.
You see the real difference is inside you. In fact, the difference IS you. Someone once said, “The magic is not in the products. The magic is not in the literature. The magic is not in the film. There isn’t a magic meeting, but the magic that makes things better is inside you.” And personal growth makes this magic work for you.
The magic is in believing. The magic is in daring. The magic is in trying. The real magic is in persevering. The magic is in accepting. It’s in working. The magic is in thinking. There is magic in a handshake. There is magic in a smile. There is magic in excitement and determination. There is real magic in compassion and caring and sharing. There is unusual magic in strong feeling. You see, all that comes from inside, not outside. So the difference is inside you. The real difference is you. You are the major key to your better future.”
Jim Rohn has got it right. Start from the inside out, work your magic by working on yourself. It all begins with you, but it won’t end with you, because if you do it right, many will be affected in positive ways by the person you become. Because you my friend are #1.
Until next time, thanks for taking the time.
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