GOOD MORNING EVERYONE:
Welcome to this edition of The Metro Message .....This week and every week we have the opportunity to stop whining and start winning. Let us stop focusing on all the distractions as there are many. Let us stop focusing on the things we do not have and on the things we do. Let us stop blaming others and take responsibility for ourselves. Let us control our path of success in life. Yes, there will be challenges and obstacles, but you know that so you just need to decide to deal with them now. There is no more time to waste. Now is the time to get up and go. Get your life in check and under control. Make a priority list of what and who matters to you. Spend some time and organize the good and the bad in your life. Put a game plan together to achieve happier outcomes. You can do it. You can do it right now. Let's make this the best week of the year!!!
The Obstacles In Our Path
In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand - Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.
WORDS TO LIVE BY...
"If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning."
"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present."
- Jim Rohn
"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort."
- Jesse Owens
"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act."
- Maxwell Maltz
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy."
- Dale Carnegie
"Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else."
- Les Brown
"Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen."
- Horace Mann
"Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us."
~Stephen R. Covey~
This week we have the opportunity to do something great.