Joe Bonura, CSP
Are In Control
are the sum total of the people you know, the experiences you have,
and the choices you make. Of the three, you have control
over the choices you make. Perhaps you have little control over
the first two; however, you have total control over the third: the
choices you make.
Brick at A Time
focus on the choices you will make. When you make a choice, that
choice affects your future. Just as one brick at a time builds a
house, one choice at a time builds your future. Your life is a mirror
of the choices you made in the past. If you do not like the reflection,
you are looking at the person responsible for what you see. Stop
playing the blame game and take charge of your life immediately
by choosing to do so.
Brush or Not To Brush
not to brush your teeth today, and you will not see many consequences.
Fail to brush your teeth tomorrow, and you may begin to lose friends
because of halitosis. But, permanently stop brushing your teeth,
and you will eventually lose your teeth.
do not always make right choices because the result of our choices
is not readily evident. If you failed to brush your teeth for one
day, and you lost a tooth that day, and another tooth every day
you did not brush, the results would be obvious, and you would probably
start brushing again.
Acts Mean a Lot
every action we take, or fail to take, has consequences, little
acts of neglect add up to mega results over time. Make the right
choices every day, and over time, you will reap what you sow.
you do not feel like making sales calls today? No problem. You will
not see a dramatic impact on your sales results. Stop making calls
for 30 days, and you will see a definite drop in sales. Permanently
stop making sales calls, and you will be out of business. By then,
even dialing 911 will not help.
eating a healthy breakfast, I looked in the mirror and saw no immediate
change. Truly, it will take months to see visible changes in my
weight and appearance, and that is why most people give up so quickly.
Because we live in a world of instant gratification, when we
fail to see instant positive outcomes, we lose interest.
watch a one-hour TV program, and it goes from problem to problem-solved
in sixty minutes. We put food in the microwave, and it is hot and
ready to eat in a few seconds. We go on line and answer mail in
a fraction of the time that we formerly spent sending mail through
the postal system.
attention to all the choices you make today. What will happen
long-term if you follow through on those choices? What will be the
results of those collective choices over a period of time? Will
the outcome be positive or negative, success or failure? The
outcome is up to you so make the right choice.
© 2013 Joe Bonura & Associates, Inc.