It’s Never Too Late! by Zig Ziglar
In May of 1983, Helen Hill, age 95, received her high school diploma. She was absolutely ecstatic. When she finished high school 76 years earlier, she and her five classmates did not receive formal diplomas because the school was so much in debt they could not afford them. When she received her belated diploma, Mrs. Hill was thrilled. Unfortunately, she was the only surviving member of the Class of 1907, so she could not share her joy and excitement with her former classmates. The message is clear: A disappointment of yesterday can turn into a delight for today. It’s never too late!
Carl Carson, at the tender age of 64, decided to make a career change. At that age, most people think in terms of retirement, which is unfortunate. Many 64-year-olds are still very young and have accumulated experiences on which they can build very exciting and rewarding careers. Mr. Carson had been successful as a car and truck leasing agent. For his new career, he decided to go into the consulting business. His original plan was to sell his services to ten clients. Like many of us, when he reached his rather modest goal he decided to do more. He began putting out a monthly newspaper, advising twelve hundred paying subscribers. By age 75, Carl was criss-crossing the nation a hundred times a year, speaking at conventions and having a very good time.
The message is absolutely clear: It’s never too late to dream, to learn, or to change. Unfortunately, many people come up with excuses for not reaching their goals. They don’t live in the right place, are too old or too young, or a host of other excuses. I’m not saying that it’s going to be easy because life is tough, but it can be rewarding! It’s true that you can’t stop the calendar or turn back the clock, but you can still dream, set those positive goals, and use your unique abilities. Buy into that idea and I’ll SEE YOU AT THE TOP!
A Sense of Perspective
Is your quaility of life doing ok? Did you have a bad day?
If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would break down on a per person scale accordingly… There would be:
- 57 Asians
- 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south
- 8 Africans
- 52 would be female 48 would be male
- 70 would be non-white 30 would be white
- 70 would be non-Christian 30 would be Christian
- 89 would be heterosexual 11 would be homosexual
- 6 people would possess 59% of the entire world’s wealth and all 6 would be from the United States.
- 80 would live in substandard housing
- 70 would be unable to read
- 50 would suffer from malnutrition
- 1 would be near death; 1 would be near birth 1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education
- 1 would own a computer
Whenone considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent. The following is also something to ponder… If you woke up this morning with more health than illness…you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.Ifyou have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation … you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.Ifyou can attend an idealogical meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death…you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.Ifyou have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep…you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace … you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.If your parents are still alive and still married … you are very rare, even in the United States and Canada. If you can read this article of perspective, you are more fortunate than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all. Of course, as I see the world today, perhaps that’s not such a bad thing. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$Millions of people are now beginning to see the power and importance of owning their own business. Unfortunately, most of them don’t feel as if they have any realistic options for getting started.Finally, here’s a home business that makes sense!Refer three and your phone service is free. Help 3 others get free service and your business cost is erased! Now free phone service, free business, residuals and weekly checks!What are you waiting for?Need Some Extra MoneyLike to use your UNLIMITED SMART PHONE!Visit my website to a new lifestyle http://bcdeck.mylightyear.net