As I type this blog I am sitting in the Riviera Maya at the Rosewood Mayakoba resort enjoying my time and recharging my mind and body (more on this in another blog). As I take time this week to reflect on my journey thus far in life and in business many thoughts and philosophies have come to mind. Success is of course a journey, not a destination, and is defined by each person individually. The path to success (however you define it) requires many of the same disciplines and principles no matter your position or career.
Today is quite windy, causing the ocean to be turbulent and the waves to be rather large. However, this is not keeping a couple of young men from entering the water and riding their boogie boards. As I watch the brave young men and the lifeguards keeping a close eye on their activities I am reminded of one of the most important keys for anyone desiring a high level of success, in whatever endeavor they pursue. When it seems that adversity is too much to handle and there is no solution to the problem you are facing, FIGHT LIKE YOU ARE DROWNING!
Have you ever felt like you were drowning? Maybe when you were a kid your brother or sister held you under water causing you to FIGHT your way back to the surface. Maybe you ventured into the turbulent waters of the ocean and a wave came out of know where, causing you to tumble around the ocean floor and igniting the FIGHT in you? Whatever your experience I am sure we all have a time we can remember when we had the feeling of drowning and began to FIGHT!
In any journey towards success you are sure to have times where the turbulent waves of this world will knock you over and tumble you across the rocky bottom of life. Trust me if it has not happened yet, it will! In these moments you have a decision to make, you can FIGHT LIKE YOUR DROWNING, or you can give up. Just remember however, that high level of success is not reserved for quitters.
1. Every ADVERSITY carries with it a greater level of OPPORTUNITY
2. Many times the BREAKTHROUGH you are looking for is just on the other side of the CRASHING WAVE
3. History does not memorialize the QUITTER, it honors the OVERCOMER
4. You are STRONGER and able to OVERCOME much more than your mind will tell you
5. You are a HIGH LEVEL INDIVIDUAL and to whom much is given much is expected
6. The BIG WAVES are where the REAL REWARDS come
With all this said, the most important thing to remember in this post was most likely given little thought as you read. Recall the story of the young men swimming in the turbulent ocean? As they swam, the lifeguards kept a continuous eye on their every move ensuring their safety in the case they were overtaken by the waves. This is a great example of our lives, the world we live in is a turbulent, violent place however we have a lifeguard that watches our every moves and He will never allow the crashing waves from overtake us. Jesus Christ is my lifeguard and I know He has made each of us for greatness. My definition of success is hinged around making Him the center of each area of my life and I encourage each of you to do the same. If you would like more information about Him I would love to share it with you!
Now go and find the biggest waves, the most turbulent waters and jump in! This is where the real rewards are waiting. Everyone will swim in the pool. Just make up your mind before you enter that you will FIGHT LIKE YOU ARE DROWNING and with this attitude you will discover great opportunity!
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