One thing I’ve noticed since we waved good-bye to Scroll 2 is that I’m not saying “I greet this day with love in my heart” as often anymore. This repetition game is the real deal. Life is constantly unfolding in front of us. If we don’t choose to fill it with PMA and a real game plan, we start to lose the battle.
Just before my grandmother passed away last year, I sat with her in her room. When it was time for me to go, I felt bad leaving her. She could tell and she gave me a little pep talk. She told me this is my time to have my life and I have things to get done so I should “go out and DO!” Of course I cried. And stayed much longer. But I’ll always remember her choice of words. When I watched Door to Door, I was deeply moved by the mother-son bond and how much passion, and responsibility the Porters were able to instill in their physically challenged son to get out there and do!
People these days are constantly enticed into entertainment, lured into laziness, driven to drink! As Haanel suggests, these are vices and distractions that are all too easy to comply with. Some part of our cellular make-up actually comprises this negative space. Which puts the power of filling that space with positive, empowering data completely in our own hands.
When people and families like the Porters have the discipline and fortitude to stick to their principles, they create legendary results. The same system is at work for all of us. But somehow these extreme examples really hit us the hardest. They elucidate the point so vividly. Leaving me with that nagging feeling of inadequacy for having accomplished far less than someone with far more challenges than I have been asked to bear.
I even wanted to sell by the end of that movie! In network marketing you always hear how we are “not a sales business” which of course is only a partially true statement. One of those comments that appeals to the negative space within us. How about embracing the sales aspect? How about infusing the sales aspect with positivity and perhaps even some joy! Bill Porter obviously enjoyed selling. He found a ride he liked, and he never stopped trying until he had achieved his DMP. I’m amazed by this human. He surely didn’t enjoy it because people were so kind to him. He didn’t enjoy it because everybody said yes! He endured what many would call abuse and he simply moved on. Perhaps he just rather enjoyed succeeding.
Certainly he had years of upbringing that taught him Patience & Persistence! He rocked the formula. He put the reptition game to work for himself! And he prospered, with great patience, through the Law of Compensation. If I must be enticed into entertainment, I love it when it is moving and inspiring! That feeling that the time I invested actually helped me understand myself better is a whole different ballgame than your average entertainment. Now enough of this typing about progress, time for some serious “Go out and DO!”