Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Success Is Inside of You!

Explore the possibilities, unleash the dream within you. Success is not a destination that you arrive at, it's a journey. Success is not money,wealth and power, it's being all that you can be with God's help and becoming all that you can be as you take this journey called life.

“Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential and sowing seeds to benefit others.” John Maxwell

1.KNOWING. Do you know your purpose? Have you written it down? Why are you here? What do you want out of life? Yogi Berra: ‘If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”

2. GROWING. Success comes as the result of growing to our potential. It has been said that potential is God's gift to us and what we do with it is our gift to Him. Henry Ford, ”There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than we think we can do. We have nearly limitless potential, yet few ever try to reach it.”

TIPS: 1. CONCENTRATE ON ONE MAIN GOAL. No one ever reached their potential by scattering themselves in 20 different directions. Reaching your potential requires FOCUS.

2. CONCENTRATE ON CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT. Resources for your personal

EACH DAY YOU CAN BECOME A LITTLE BIT BETTER THAN YOU WERE YESTERDAY. You will find that what you GET as a result of your growth is not nearly important as what you BECOME along the way. The potential for greatness lies within you!

3.SOWING. Sow seeds that benefit others. Without that, the success journey can be a lonely and shallow experience. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give!

Zig Ziglar: “Help enough other people get what they want and you will end up getting what you want.” There is tremendous gratification and personal reward that cannot be measured in helping people. That's why I am committed to helping you succeed.

In the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC…there's a video of speech given by President John F. Kennedy to congress, on May 25th, 1961. It records the stirring words of an impossible goal that stunned scientists and the nation.

He said, “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal before the decade is out of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.”

IT WAS RIDICULOUS, WILD, IMPOSSIBLE! Even some people at NASA thought it couldn't be done. The technology required to make it happen didn't even exist, and they weren't sure that it could exist.

Yet, NASA, despite all the doubts, took on the challenge and on July 16th, 1969, Apollo Eleven lifted off from Pad 39 at Kennedy Space Center and began a journey of 244,930 miles to the moon. Four days later, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, Jr. landed the lunar module, Eagle on the surface of the moon...

and 500 million people watched on television as Armstrong took his first step into the powder fine gray dust of the moon and uttered those famous words, “That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

WHAT HAPPENED? In the blink of an eye, John F. Kennedy's speech made a lunar landing change from an impossible dream to an obtainable target. We didn't have the technology to do it, but it became POSSIBLE because of a change in ATTITUDE.


Yogi Berra, “Life is like baseball. It's 95 per cent mental and the other half is physical.”

Sign in office “YESTERDAY ENDED LAST NIGHT.” “ONE THING I DO. Forgetting what is behind, and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me.” (Philippians 3:13)

Sign over locker room door of Phoenix Suns. A quote from Bill Russell, famous center for Boston Celtics: “The game is scheduled and we have to play it. WE MIGHT AS WELL WIN.”

During Russell's time with the Celtics they won 11 NBA Title Championships in 13 years.”

You have a life to live, a mission to accomplish

My question to you today is, what are you going to do with it? WE MIGHT AS WELL WIN!

Warmest regards,

Christine Range