There is a
dreamer in each of us. But many of us do nothing to crystallize that
dream. We can't seem to make the BIG LEAP FROM DREAMING TO DOING. We
fear that it could all be a 'big mistake'. You've been through those.
They hurt. It means lost money, lost time, ridicule, rejection,
criticism. "No, thanks, those dreams are unattainable and just a
waste of time", you say.
Set that aside for now
and take a fresh dose of wisdom from Jim Rohn*. Jim's definition of
"failure" is interesting. "Failure is A FEW SMALL ERRORS
IN JUDGMENT REPEATED EVERYDAY".
How ironic. While you're
busy avoiding those big mistakes, you allow hundreds of little mistakes
to creep in. Examples? How many bags of potato chips have you munched in
your lifetime? Each time, you think it's just one bag; it's harmless!
How many times have you ignored your kids as you were coming home from
work? You may be thinking they're used to it and it's no big deal. They
know you're tired and stressed out, right?
So, will it
if be a shock to you that your risk of a heart attack is now high
because of your cholesterol level? Or would you be surprised to learn
your teenager is in trouble; you did not have a clue, because the two of
you don't talk openly? Any idea how that happened? It's the Law of
Accumulation - OVER TIME, MANY LITTLE THINGS SIMPLY ADD UP. Repeated
errors, which you had thought to be harmless, could turn to disaster. If
there's a problem today, how big a leap are you willing to take?
Here's the good news. Jim
Rohn's definition of "success" is even more interesting.
"Success is A FEW SIMPLE PRACTICES REPEATED EVERYDAY".
can make the Law of Accumulation work in your favor. You do not need to
take a big leap; rather take baby steps in the right direction. Pack the
fridge with fruits, leaving no room for junk food. Looking for a way to
relieve stress? Play with your kids, even for just minutes a day.
Do you notice how these are easy
to do? Well, they are also EASY NOT TO DO. Make them a habit. Practice
making these little deposits; they will grow into large sums in the
Where are you with things
today? How's your health, your profession, your relationships, your bank
account, your inner peace and spirituality? Are you happy where you are?
What would you like to change? Remember, changing things is just a
matter of replacing a few errors in judgment with a few simple
practices. That is the real "big leap" that turns dreamers to