Friday, May 29, 2009

Lessons Learned

I don't think I will earn the trip to Atlantis. I am really not all that sad, I think I have peace in knowing I did all I could do, it just was not the right timing. I trust God in all aspects of my life, and this is no exception. I have helped a lot of people this month, and honestly you can't put a price tag on that. Don't get me wrong, there was money earned, a significant amount actually if I look at the fact I really only worked about 25 hrs a week, but the money is just a side affect. I learned quite a bit about myself and life in general this past month, which will pay me far more than money in the long run.

- My kids are the most important thing in my life, and if I am a complete success at Reliv and fail with my family - I am no success at all.

- I cleaned teeth for 11 yrs, did other jobs before that, and realize for the first time in my life - I LOVE what I do. I feel like I was born to do this. I never liked school, because it felt like work. As a hygienist, I enjoyed the people, but the rest of the job just felt like work. Anything that resembled work - I disliked. Reliv does not feel like work to me - It feels like Fun!! That is why #1 is #1 - because this month I realized that I can get swept up in this and push my kids aside - it was a reality check for me. I can always do Reliv, and will for the rest of my life - but my kids will not always be here. So I want to plug into them 100% for now and do Reliv around them, not instead of them.

- I have also learned that you can't save someone who does not want to be saved. I have been putting 90% of my energy in people that are not wanting to move forward and 10% of my energy in the ones that do. I am going to do a 180 on that equation. I will continue to love and help those that seem stuck, but they will only get 10% of my effort. After all, I am giving up precious time with my family anytime I am working, so they need to respect my time as well.

- I have learned that I can set goals and accomplish those goals. I have always been afraid of goals because if I didn't reach them I thought I was a failure. Even though I did not make Atlantis, I reached every single one of my goals as far as what was within my control. That is a good feeling and the reason why I have complete peace.

I will close with two quotes that seem fitting at the moment:

"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business." Henry Ford

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill

4 comments:

citizen of the world said...

Sounds like you are getting your priorities straight, which is always to the good.

And besides, I hear all the water makes it hard to breathe in Atlantis.

Shellmo said...

As always, I admire your honesty, your strength and your priorities! You know what's important - family!

Cassie said...

I liked that Henry Ford quote. Ah if all businesses held that moto dear! Have a good week. x-C

Jen said...

What a great post!
Being confident and proud even if you didn't reach Atlantis-what an inspiration you are. Remember to do things for your self tho too.
so...now the question is...did you really see a plane going down the street a couple weeks ago? ha!