During my quiet time this morning, I remember my post two years ago about "The Empty Chair" and it made me sad. In my den, there are two recliners, one for me and one for Robin. This is where we hang out and do life together. But one day, one of those recliners will be empty, one of us will be gone. I know that's pretty sad. The truth is, we're going to have horrific regrets or unbelievable memories, one or the other. It doesn't just apply to marriage but to every facet of life, every person we encounter.
One of our mastermind guys is dealing with bitterness. He can't let it go. Believe me I know exactly what it is. A guy did me very wrong that I wanted to shoot to him. I hated that guy. I didn't want anything to do with him. But six months ago, I went to him and I hugged him. And I told him I love you and I am sorry. I had to let it go because I was the only one being held captive, I was the only one being harmed. I was cheating my family because I was disallowing Robin to live the kind of life because I got bitterness harbored in me.
Guys, some of you, today, you want to hug somebody and tell them you love them and you're sorry. If you can't do that, confess it to somebody else and let it go. It squelches everything in you. We only got one life. We don't get a do over. Get rid of that stuff. You say, they don't deserve it! Well, it's called grace. It's things that people don't deserve but are given to them.
Listen, when you quit demanding justice you will know you have forgiven somebody. When you get bitterness out of your life, you will have a joy that I can't even begin what could transpire. It will change your life. Today, let it go! Share this message to your family as some of them needs to hear it.
Ditch the fear and do that thing that you have been procrastinating. Do it TODAY. We always say that "we are going to do it someday". But the thing is, that "someday" is never going to come. There's no better day than TODAY! Get started! Get in the game! Pull the trigger!
Topics: Motivation, Character, Masterminds, Success, Significance, Priorities, Tips, Commitment, Persistent, Clarity, Decisions, Crossroads, Encouragement, Discouragement, Leadership, Determination, Attitude, Procrastination, Opposition, Fear, Now
I wanted to talk about three things patience, persistence and being prepared. These are three things that have really served me well over the course of my business.
Topics: Accountability, Character, Masterminds, Success, Significance, Priorities, Tips, Commitment, Persistent, Preparation, Discipline, Clarity, Self Development, Decisions, Wisdom, Encouragement, Guide, Experience, Personality, Patience
I heard the saying years ago that small minds talk about people and great minds talk about ideas. It is very true! We need to stop talking negative and talk about people. Quit blowing our own whistle, boasting or bragging. We need to start talking about ideas, talking about sharing and helping. A mindset of something like, "How can I help you? What can I do to take you to the next level? What can I do to introduce you to the right person?". Be a part of the solution not part of the problem.
Topics: Accountability, Character, Masterminds, Community, Relationships, Success, Significance, Priorities, Tips, Commitment, Move Forward, Discipline, Clarity, Reputation, Development, Decisions, Be The Light, Encouragement, Lift Someone Up, Be An Encouragement, Leadership, Execution, Trusted Advisor, Influence, Legacy, Personality