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Melinda Hickey, Successful Direct Sales Leader for 8 years.Premier Level 5 Executive Consultant with Rodan + Fields. Rising Star 2009, Leadership Advisory Board and 14th Lexus Achiever earner in Rodan + Fields.

Come to Life!

The problems and challenges you face are not there to stop you.  Their purpose is to bring your commitment to the surface where it can come wholly and forcefully to life.
The challenges that are the most difficult are often the ones that c…reate the greatest positive difference.  Situations with the most formidable problems are where you unearth your greatest opportunities.
The only question is:  Are you willing to do what it takes?  – via:

FOCUS on What You are Doing RIGHT Now!

247998_10201099178389826_23715072_nFocus on what you are doing right now.

“It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.”

“It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.”

When you start to look too far into the future then any task or project can seem close to impossible. And so you shut down because you become overwhelmed and start surfing the internet aimlessly instead. That is one of the reasons why it is good to plan for the future but then to shift your focus back to today and the present moment.

Then you just focus on taking the first step today. That is all you need to focus on, nothing else. By taking the first step you change your mental state from resistant to “hey, I’m doing this, cool”. You put yourself in state where you become more positive and open, a state where you may not be enthusiastic about taking the next step after this first one but you are at least accepting it. And so you can take the next step. And the next one after that.

The thing is, you can’t see the whole path anyway and it will shift and reveal itself along the way. That’s why the best of plans tend to fall apart at least a bit as you start to put it into action. You discover that your map of reality doesn’t look like reality.

Winston Churchill



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You don’t have to do it all at once, and in fact you wouldn’t  want to. Do a little, keep going, and you can do a whole  lot.

You don’t have to be intimidated by the size or complexity of the undertaking. Just get started doing what you can, make the commitment to work your way through, and you’ll find yourself making real progress.

It’s great to be prepared, yet you don’t want to spend so much time getting ready that you never get it done. Do some reasonable preparation, and then get busy doing some real, productive work.

The distractions, interruptions, mistakes and setbacks will come, yet there’s no need to let them stop you. Acknowledge what has happened, and immediately remind yourself to get right back on track.

You have a deep-seated longing to make a difference, so make the efforts that satisfy that longing. You are meant to do great and wonderful things, so put your time and awareness into fulfilling that beautiful destiny.

Life is overflowing with goodness, and yet the best of that  goodness won’t simply be handed to you. The way to enjoy  true fulfillment is to earn it, and that’s something you can  do in every single moment.

Ralph Marston

What difference can you make in your life today by putting these words to work?

what is your missionOver the years as I’ve sought out ideas, principles and strategies to life’s challenges, I’ve come across four simple words that can make living worthwhile.

First, life is worthwhile if you LEARN. What you don’t know WILL hurt you. You have to have learning to exist, let alone succeed. Life is worthwhile if you learn from your own experiences—negative or positive. We learn to do it right by first sometimes doing it wrong. We call that a positive negative. We also learn from other people’s experiences, both positive and negative. I’ve always said that it is too bad failures don’t give seminars. Obviously, we don’t want to pay them so they aren’t usually touring around giving seminars. But that information would be very valuable—we would learn how someone who had it all then messed it up. Learning from other people’s experiences and mistakes is valuable information because we can learn what not to do without the pain of having tried and failed ourselves.

We learn by what we see, so pay attention. We learn by what we hear, so be a good listener. Now I do suggest that you should be a selective listener. Don’t just let anybody dump into your mental factory. We learn from what we read, so learn from every source: from lectures, from songs, from sermons, and from conversations with people who care. Always keep learning.

Second, life is worthwhile if you TRY. You can’t just learn; now you have to try something to see if you can do it. Try to make a difference, try to make some progress, try to learn a new skill, try to learn a new sport. It doesn’t mean you can do everything, but there are a lot of things you can do, if you just try. Try your best. Give it every effort. Why not go all out?

Third, life is worthwhile if you STAY. You have to stay from spring until harvest. If you have signed up for the day or for the game or for the project, see it through. Sometimes calamity comes and then it is worth wrapping it up. And that’s the end, but just don’t end in the middle. Maybe on the next project you pass, but on this one, if you signed up, see it through.

And lastly, life is worthwhile if you CARE. If you care at all, you will get some results. If you care enough, you can get incredible results. Care enough to make a difference. Care enough to turn somebody around. Care enough to start a new enterprise. Care enough to change it all. Care enough to be the highest producer. Care enough to set some records. Care enough to win.

Four powerful little words: learn, try, stay and care. What difference can you make in your life today by putting these words to work?

by Jim Rohn