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


Anonymous 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. the question is...did you really see a plane going down the street a couple weeks ago? ha!