Below is an article about perhaps the most important principle we’ve learned about being in business. The greatest questions in business are not the “HOW” questions, but the “WHY” question.
Business provides people the opportunity to take control of their futures and no longer swim with the current of the times. There are only 3 steps to master to accomplish nearly any goal or dream that you can imagine:
Life is not always a bowl of cherries as it pulls us in so many directions, requiring more than we would give in three lifetimes, forcing us to clearly define what we want to accomplish with the time God has given us. Clearly defining your objectives, narrowing your field of vision to the critical few, painstakingly visualizing, repetitively experiencing in your mind, and developing your game plan are essential features of all successful lives.
Businesses are not built with an employee mentality, but with an ownership mentality, meaning, to do everything with a specific intent. A business is just the vehicle to accomplish your dreams, just as you buy a drill if you need a hole. No one buys a drill because they have always dreamed of owning a drill. A drill is the specific tool used to get the specific hole you need.
If you do not take the time to clearly define why you are in business, then you are setting yourself up to fail. Where would you live if you could live anywhere? Who would you choose for neighbors? What car would you drive? What charities would you support? What vacations would you take? What random acts of kindness would you do? It must be defined, imagined, and experienced mentally before it will happen physically.
Learning is one of the most natural things that we do as human beings. Anyone with children has experienced the endless questions that your kids will ask you as they seek to learn. But daddy, why is the sky blue? Why do we drive on the right side of the road? How do our brains see the pictures from our eyes? We are born hungry to learn, but society quenches this hunger through ridicule and scorn. The LIFE Community has reversed societies rules and created a culture that is hungry to learn. No one is above learning and the quicker you learn, the quicker you will apply, the quicker you will have. Learning is not a part-time hobby, not a full-time job, but a life-time of joy. Have you experienced the joy of learning lately? Are you listening and learning from CD’s? Are you reading books? Are you pounding through the information from the best of the best? If you’re not, perhaps you need to revisit your dream.
Entering the world of business was one of the most fearful things that I have ever done. In fact, the only thing that helped me get over my unbelievable shyness and corresponding fears was the power of my dreams. Winning is simple, but it isn’t easy because you must swim against the current. It you want to win, then you must Define your win, Learn how to win and then JUST DO IT! No guts, no glory!
Are you going to let the negative thoughts of others deny you from the destiny you desire? Laurie and I decided to follow our dreams, not our dreads and it made all the difference? Are you dreaming, learning and doing or dreading, lying, and dying? The choice you make weaves the strands of your destiny. Your posterity will either be blessed by your courage or cursed by your cowardice.