Are you searching for words to live by — grow by — make a difference?
Each Wednesday at ProspectsPLUS! we hold our executive committee meeting and share all that is going on within our company, the market, our clients and our goals. Each week, we also pull from each other where we are and I try to find a great message or “treat” for our team to take them through the rest of the week. This week I sharedsome words of wisdom from one of my favorite authors, Og Mandino from his book, The Greatest Salesman in the World. This tiny little book has made (and continues to make) an impact on some of the biggest speakers on the circuit – and certainly this girl at some pretty interesting crossroads in my life. Throughout my career I have asked some of the best of the best what books have made the largest impact on their lives. This one hands-down tops the list. If you ever find yourself in a place where you want to grow – do more, be more, achieve more than you ever thought possible – this affirmation is a powerful motivator and momentum builder.
Try it…You’ll like it.
“I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids. With these words I can condition my mind to perform every action necessary for my success. I will act now. I will repeat these words again and again and again. I will walk where failures fear to walk. I will work when failures seek rest. I will act now for now is all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is the place. I am the person.” –Og Mandino