OUR HABITS SCHEDULE OUR SUCCESS
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As is my custom, I was sitting with my morning beverage today going through my morning pre-game ritual, as outlined in the post Exercise – Envision – Read – Meditate – Pray – Empower .
(Yes, I do consider every day to be a present in the game of life)
I was thinking about what messages I have received that would benefit you, the reader of this Blog Post.
As I was in the process of launching Version 2 of our “Build A Business While Having A Life” program I was reviewing my notes from various Leadership Conferences we have attended and sponsored over the years. I was specifically drawn to our Philadelphia Leadership Conference, held in Conshohocken, PA on July 19 – 20, 2013. After all, Companies, Products, and Technologies may come and go, but the principles of leadership are timeless…
I was drawn to one of the sessions taught by Coach Tom Safford – introduced as the “youngest multi-million dollar earner in Primerica“.
When Tom’s father, the late, GREAT Bob Safford, wrote the Foreword to the book we use as the basis for our weekly “Generation Of Wealth” broadcasts on BlogTalkRadio, he noted that “both of my sons and I have worked together for over 25 years to build our businesses which currently consists of over 500 offices and 15,00 people nationwide that write over $2 Billion (with a ‘B’) of sales volume creating over $100 million of after tax profit for our suppliers”
Might Tom have experienced disciplines and learned wisdom that would benefit the generations to follow?
I know how I answer that question.
Might they benefit YOU, Dear Reader?
Now, why would I be reflecting on these concept so deeply at this time?
Co-incidence? I don’t think so 🙂
The theme of Tom’s presentation was:
OUR HABITS SCHEDULE OUR SUCCESS
While the general discussion item was the role of goals in outlining your specific schedule to success, I was struck by two basic principles that, when implemented, set the successful people apart.
#1 – Successful people form the habits of doing things that those who fail won’t
#2 – if you don’t deliberately set good habits you unconsciously form bad ones.
To underscore this message, let me offer the following poem for your reflection:
The Habit Poem
I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command.
Half of the things you do you might as well turn over to me and I will do them – quickly and correctly.
I am easily managed – you must be firm with me. Show me exactly how you want something done and after a few lessons, I will do it automatically.
I am the servant of great people, and alas, of all failures as well. Those who are great, I have made great. Those who are failures, I have made failures.
I am not a machine though I work with the precision of a machine plus the intelligence of a person.
You may run me for profit or run me for ruin – it makes no difference to me.
Take me, train me, be firm with me, and I will place the world at your feet.
Be easy with me and I will destroy you.
Who am I? I am Habit.
WOW – Words Of Wisdom.
If I am to grow to be the person I was created to be it is essential that I strive to follow disciplines that add value into the lives of others and remove habits that detract from my value to myself. Thank You, Tom, for bringing that to my attention, front and centre…
Again, don’t just take it from me.
You can tell Infinite Intelligence – Tom Safford, Bob Safford, and Primerican Leaders sent you!
For myself, I hope that today’s post causes us to look with an open mind at our daily disciplines of doership. Are they accelerating our journey to SUCCESS?
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