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John C. Maxwell and The Decision You Make Shape Your Life

August 26th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Every day, we are presented with a clean sheet to write our life’s experiences upon.  Do you believe that?  In some ways, that is correct.  This day hasn’t been lived before.  We can do with it as we wish.  What does matter, is the decisions we have made in the past.  Each new day has been colored with the crayons of our past decisions.

I watched a movie several years ago called 50 First Dates.  The premise of this movie was that Drew Barrymore’s character had an accident years before that left her with short term memory damage.  Every morning when she woke up she had forgotten the last 10 years of her life.  Life was moving on for her, she continued to draw, she fell in love, she just couldn’t remember any of it the next day.

Why do I bring that movie up?  Each day, our lives move forward.  We continue to go to work, have families, and live our lives.  Unlike Drew Barrymore’s character, we don’t automatically forget what happened yesterday, last week or last year.

Let me propose something to you.  How could someone get to the place in their life where they have lost their sense of proper business ethics and embezzle a million dollars?  They wouldn’t wake up one morning and say, “I think I’ll embezzle some money today.  A million dollars sounds about the right amount.” No, they make little decision all along the way that eroded their honesty and make the theft a logical thing in their mind.  They made the decision years ago to become less than ethical.

Most of us don’t go the route of doing criminal things.  Yet, our success or lack of success has been practiced every day by the habits we decide upon.  Today, I have a great video from John C. Maxwell taking about successful habits.  It is 7 minutes long and I believe you will enjoy it!

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