I hope this email finds everyone having come off a Halloween to remember. Life is good when you spend it with family and friends. We just closed out the chapter on persistence and the importance of having a “keep on keeping on” attitude. Today, the author talks about all the reasons why people don’t have success. As we have talked about before, one of the best things each of us can do is take a personal inventory of our lives. How efficient are we on doing the things that will bring us success, happiness, and fulfillment? I would like to challenge each of us to take a second to measure ourselves courageously. Do you struggle with any of the following? If so, it’s time to repent and improve!
1. Do I fail to recognize exactly what I want?
2. Do I procrastinate?
3. Do I have a lack of interest in acquiring specialized knowledge?
4. Do I struggle with indecision?
5. Do I have self-satisfaction and like who I am?
6. Do I have the habit of blaming others for my own mistakes?
7. Do I have a weakness of desire?
8. Do I quit at the first sign of defeat?
9. Do I have a lack of organized plans?
10. Do I have the habit of not moving on ideas?
11. Do I wish instead of act?
12. Do I search for shortcuts to riches and happiness?
13. Do I fear criticism?
This is quite the list to measure up to. The key is to understand that there is probably a good chance that you struggle with one or more of the following. DO NOT let that discourage you from getting better. Some of these things could take months to overcome. I believe sincerely in the idea that God and the universe bless those that are working hard to get better. Tackle two or three at a time by putting together a plan to turn your weakness into a strength. A lot of life’s triumphs will always come from recognizing their needs improvement, putting together a plan on how to get better, and then never giving up! Recognize, Plan, Persist!
RPP for life, Cram