years as I've sought out ideas, principles and strategies
to life's challenges, I've come across four simple words
that can make living worthwhile.
First, life is worthwhile if you Learn. What you don't
know Will hurt you. You have to have learning to exist,
let alone succeed. Life is worthwhile if you learn from
your own experiences - negative or positive. We learn to
do it right by first sometimes doing it wrong. We call
that a positive negative. We also learn from other
people's experiences, both positive and negative. I've
always said that it is too bad failures don't give
seminars. Obviously, we don't want to pay them so they
aren't usually touring around giving seminars. But that
information would be very valuable - we would learn how
someone who had it all then messed it up. Learning from
other people's experiences and mistakes is valuable
information because we can learn what not to do without
the pain of having tried and failed ourselves.
We learn by what we see so pay attention. We learn by what
we hear so be a good listener. Now I do suggest that you
should be a selective listener, don't just let anybody
dump into your mental factory. We learn from what we read
so learn from every source; learn from lectures; learn
from songs; learn from sermons; learn from conversations
with people who care. Always keep learning.
Second, life is worthwhile if you Try. You can't just
learn; now you have to try something to see if you can do
it. Try to make a difference, try to make some progress,
try to learn a new skill, try to learn a new sport. It
doesn't mean you can do everything, but there are a lot of
things you can do, if you just try. Try your best.
every effort. Why not go all out?
Third, life is worthwhile if you Stay. You have to stay
from spring until harvest. If you have signed up for the
day or for the game or for the project - see it through.
Sometimes calamity comes and then it is worth wrapping it
up. And that's the end, but just don't end in the middle.
Maybe on the next project you pass, but on this one, if
you signed up, see it through.
And lastly, life is worthwhile if you Care.
If you care at
all you will get some results, if you care enough you can
get incredible results. Care enough to make a difference.
Care enough to turn somebody around. Care enough to start
a new enterprise. Care enough to change it all.
enough to be the highest producer. Care enough to set some
records. Care enough to win.
Four powerful little words: learn, try, stay and care.
What difference can you make in your life today by putting
these words to work?
To Your Success,
with permission from the Jim Rohn Weekly E-zine.
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