Good Morning: Make the Most of Each Day

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Good Morning: Challenge Life

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Good Morning: The Definition of Success

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Weekly Challenge: Building the Ideal Day One Hour at a Time

The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. Ben Stein Over the past few months, I have been very intrigued with the notion of creating the “ideal day.” Life seems … Continue reading

Making things happen…

There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen,
those who watch things happen
and those who wonder what happened.
We all have a choice.
You can decide which type of person you want to be.
I have always chosen to be in the first group. Mary Kay Ash

Good morning! I have always loved the wisdom of entrepreneur and visionary Mary Kay Ash. Today I thought I would give you a little quiz in conjunction with her quote. Mary Kay lists 3 types of people.

• Those who make things happen
• Those who watch things happen
• Those who wonder what happened

Which of these three groups do you think is the happiest? Which do you think is the most unhappy, often feeling they are a “victim” of life? Which group do you think goes through life without experiencing much joy or sadness?

Now, try this one. Which of these groups do you think is the most successful? Which do you think is most resentful? Which do you think never realizes their potential because they never explore it?

While I am sure you guessed right, here are the answers:

• Those who make things happen – happiest and most successful
• Those who watch things happen – most unhappy and resentful
• Those who wonder what happened – doesn’t experience much joy or sadness or realize potential

Those who watch things happen or wonder what happened haven’t taken the wheel to steer their life. Instead, their days are left to be blown around by external winds. There is a quote about how if you don’t take the wheel of life, don’t complain about where you end up!

Those in group one, like Mary Kay Ash, are subject to the same external winds, but they make things happen in spite of them. Those in group one have a vision bigger than any obstacle and that vision will always get them through the storm.

Your Turn:
Which group do you fall into? Think about your last month and what category the majority of your actions (or non-actions) fell into. If you aren’t in group A, why not join? Great things are happening there!

Your Affirmation:
I make things happen.

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