You’ve got to love the chance…


It’s often been said you have to love what you do in order to be happily successful, but that's not necessarily true. What is true is that you have to love the chance, the opportunity. The chance and circumstance you’ve encountered with which to build a life, a future, your health, success and a fortune. Knocking on someone's door, making those phone calls or attending meetings may not be something you love to do, yet, but you’ve got to love the possibilities that exist beyond, and because of, the effort.

Hopefully, you’ve been inspired by having found something significant, something that others have built a fortune and a future with; even though you may be from time to time, overwhelmed, frustrated and insecure. Making mistakes in the beginning and struggling to manage the learning curve can be distasteful while you’re taking on new disciplines you haven't needed before. You don't have to love it, you just have to acknowledge and celebrate what you have found. Appreciate the person who discovered you and had the courage and insight to embrace you with the good news.

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Applaud the person who believed in you, perhaps more than you believed in yourself, who said, "Hey, if anyone can do it, you can do it."

As you associate and begin to practice20and integrate the techniques and disciplines of your leaders, mentors and coaches you will soon find that your confidence levels will start to grow, that you go from being skeptical, to uncertain, to being a believer. And soon, when you go out person to person, talking to people, you will find it to be the most exciting and fulfilling environment in the world. Every person you meet opens the door to unlimited possibilities, even probabilities. Any one of the encounters may become a friend for life. The next person could open the door to your retiring. The next could be a colleague for years to come. It's big time stuff! In the very beginning it is sometimes hard to see just how big a deal you’ve gotten yourself into.

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So, before you are tempted to slow down, get discouraged or give up, remember that all success is based on the accumulation of exercised capacities, practiced abilities, honed skills and completed commitments. Each is a stepping-stone providing the way. You might not like the stone you’re standing on, or stumbling over, right now, but it's sure to be one of the building blocks that lead to the development of your lifestone; that firm foundation that promises peace of mind, esteem, fulfillment, happiness and success.

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