Are You Paralyzed?

Many of us are paralyzed. Benjamin Disraeli said, "Every man crucifies himself between two thieves: one the regret of yesterday and the other the fear of what tomorrow may bring". When you stand back and think about that wonderful observation, you realize that we need to address and overcome the barriers of our regrets and fears before we can move ahead.

There is an old Buddhist saying that goes, “If you want to know your past, look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future, look into your present actions.” Let’s talk about regrets, first. We all have them. They’re like huge bags of manure that we drag behind us. They hinder and hobble us, every step of the way. There’s nothing we can do about the past except release it. There are no time machines available on EBay. Move on. Forgive yourself and remember that success is the best form of revenge.

Now, let’s talk about fear of the future. Imagine if you were asked to walk alone, along a long, dark road and you knew that there were many thieves and murderers lurking in the shadows. In your personal or business life, it’s scary to face life alone, isn’t it? Well, imagine if you had forty strong soldiers to accompany you along the way. Would you still be afraid? If attentive and learned counselors, bodyguards and advisors, surrounded you, it would be a cakewalk. At a seminar I presented in Toronto this week, one of the Members, Judy Davidson, said to the audience, “When I offer somebody a Joint Venture, I tell them that I have four hundred other Members behind me.” Think about that!

The DollarMakers Joint Venture Forum was created to provide entrepreneurs the support, guidance, and access they need to succeed magnificently in Joint Ventures. At the same time, strong, committed relationships are being developed. Friendships are forming that support our members in their personal and business lives. Knowledge and support makes one confident and that fear of the future dissipates like dew on a hot, summer day. Every day we have the opportunity to create a better future. Along with other winners, we know that we have no limitations. Together, we can do amazing things. All the support, understanding, and encouragement are right there when you need it, from hundreds of other caring Members worldwide.

How do you eat an elephant? Bite by bite. Baby steps. One day at a time. Hold hands with other Members and step out. Dare to dream and then dare to DO. Confront your fears and do what you dread and you will be amazed that it’s always easier than it looks.

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