It’s often said that ACN is a personal development program with a compensation plan attached and I wholeheartedly agree! Three and a half years ago, I found myself dwelling on negative thoughts that were destroying my life. Through a spiritual awakening, my life has been entirely transformed. Since then, it has been a blessing to share with others how positive thoughts and words have changed my life.
In ACN, your “Why” is crucial; it truly determines your passion level toward your business. For some folks, their “Why” is solving a problem, like getting out of debt; for others, it’s a goal, like sending your kids to private school.
As ACN leaders, we must sharpen our skills as problem solvers and dream makers. We strive to lead people to their goals and help people achieve their dreams by becoming “servant leaders”. To become a true leader, we must first be true students. It’s imperative that we work on ourselves first, so that we can then grow into effective mentors.
I challenge you today to gauge your personal development skills! What are you listening to? What are you reading? Today is the first day of the rest of your life, and in order to make the most of today, personal development has to be as prevalent in your life as food and oxygen. I challenge you to take this crucial step toward your personal success!
Today, and every day, I live by a few simple thoughts and I encourage you to do the same: First, live one day at a time. We can overcome any daily obstacle. If you feel overwhelmed with the day, break it down to the hour; break it down to the minute, and you’ll find you can get through it. Remember the impact of attitude on life. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. You can’t control the actions of others; you can only control your reaction to their actions.
Now, ask yourself how you’re going to react to this blog?
I hope you’ll take action.
I want to challenge you today to monitor your thinking and to prevent any self-defeating thoughts from lingering in your mind. Practice a “this too shall pass” mentality, encourage positive thoughts and speak promises over your life. You can become the amazing person you are called to be. It starts today!
Three and a half years ago when personal development began to change my life, I started closing out each strategy session with a positive daily thought. So here’s my thought for today:
Excellence vs. Mediocrity:
Excellence is always part of the answer. Mediocrity is always part of the problem.
Excellence always has a program. Mediocrity always has an excuse.
Excellence says, “Let me do it for you.” Mediocrity says, “That’s not my job.”
Excellence sees an answer to every problem. Mediocrity sees a problem for every answer.
Excellence sees a green near every sand trap. Mediocrity sees two or three sand traps near every green.
Excellence says, “It may be difficult, but it’s possible.” Mediocrity says, “It may be possible, but it’s too difficult.”
Be excellent today,
COC and SVP Danny Volonino