Monday, June 7, 2010
So what I needed to read :) as always!
A few weeks ago, AdvoCare's President and CEO, Richard Wright, left a message on his Facebook page that, if everyone who read it would do as he suggested, would elevate AdvoCare's phenomenal growth even beyond where it is. The good news is that anyone who is reading this can do exactly what he stated, and that was, "Let's everyone step it up a notch." You see, that's exactly what life and business and progress in life at the individual level is all about "stepping it up a notch," and doing more than we've done and doing more than we're currently doing. Here's an analogy on that subject for you to consider; when the space shuttle is sitting on the launch pad, with seven or eight astronauts inside, and when the countdown reaches "3, 2, 1 - and we have ignition," the main engines ignite with the fierce fury of an exploding volcano. In an instant, the shuttle with all of its main engines, fuel tanks, booster rockets and other major component parts begin functioning in harmony to do one primary thing - to steadily increase in speed up to 17,500 miles per hour in order to overcome the pull of the earth's gravity. If for any reason whatever, the main engines were to fail or lose their full thrust, the effect of gravity would overcome the upward momentum and disaster would follow. And, when finally the shuttle system reaches 17,500 miles per hour in momentum, that speed is sufficient to have placed the shuttle into orbit around earth - usually at an altitude of about 200 miles, or about 1,056,000 feet (the most modern commercial jet usually cruises along at about 550 miles per hour at an altitude of about 38,000 feet). Now, I suggest today that there?s a dramatic comparison between what I've just described regarding the launching of the space shuttle, and the "launching" of our personal life into a new and higher orbit of enjoyment, financial independence, and peace of mind. And, from wherever we may be in life, if we will respond to Richard's appeal to "step it up a notch," we can do just that. For you and I and everyone else, the quality of our existence on this planet is determined not so much by luck, but by the power and the determination of what we choose to do, what we choose to believe, and what we choose to think. What we do and what we think and believe represent our own internal "rocket boosters" that can enable us to overcome the "pull of gravity" represented by all the obstacles, setbacks, failures, disappointments, self-imposed limitations and destructive and limiting habits we've created within ourselves. This "what I choose to do and think" is our own onboard propulsion system (in the form of our dreams, desires and ambition) that, if we push the throttle full forward, can allow us to escape our own internal "pull of gravity" that tends to hold us back and keep us where we are. But some people are reluctant to do that, because by increasing our thrust ? or momentum ? our lives can quirk and shake and vibrate, and all that turbulence can make us nervous and uncomfortable. For many people, they find contentment, safety and security merely by climbing into their shuttle cabin (their job and their circumstances), strapping themselves in, and then they sit there and pretend to be going into space; they play the "make believe" game of what it would be like to hear the engines and feel the power of massive upward momentum. You can pretend, or you can "let the rockets roar" and thrust yourself forward as never before. And finally, once you've made it to orbit at 17,500 miles per hour, by "stepping it up a notch," you can increase your speed to 22,500 miles per hour and fully overcome gravity and go into space to explore all that God has created. - Ron Reynolds
Posted by Kristy at 10:27 AM