I love movies. I love finding incredible ones that move me. Either to laughter or to tears. Both have the ability to impact profoundly.
The other day I was watching an older movie that I know I had seen before but didn't really remember. The movie was "The Guardian". One of the early scenes is of all the new recruits in a swimming pool. Kevin Costner is the record holder for swim rescues with the Coast Guard and he has been given an ultimatum, quit or teach. He agrees to teach this new group and he says something to them that is very powerful to me.
He told them that the attrition rate for this field is more than 50%. He then told them what to expect if they do indeed make it. He said, "You will make very little money and most likely die alone in very cold water trying to save someone else!" There's some real motivation to keep going, right?!!
Wow, this is powerful to me for several reasons. First, it reminds me of my early days in retail. I worked for a national woman's clothing chain. I started as part-time sales and quickly worked up to being a District Manager with 8-12 stores at any given time. When I first started I remember thinking, "This is so much fun and oh yeah, I get a pay check each Friday!" I really enjoyed what I was doing and the money was secondary.
Then when Warren and I got married and started our ministry, we quickly found out that what we were doing was helping lots of people and many had very limited finances. When people could pay for our help, we were delighted. However, our constant delight was in the helping.
We are now involved in an industry with similar attrition to the Coast Guard rescue swimmers. Many people get involved in a direct sales company or network marketing venture only to find that it doesn't happen easily enough or quickly enough for them and they end up quitting.
Even though we believe that with a long-term commitment, there is serious money to be made in network marketing, many get to the place of feeling like they are alone in very cold water.
Doing something with a goal outside of your own personal success or profit is truly the only way to stick with something through the tough times. If a Coast Guard rescue swimmer loses focus of his goal, he will quickly feel the extremely cold water, realize the incredible storm raging, and grow fearful for his own safety. Focusing on helping the other person is the only thing to keep him going!
Are you involved with something that you really believe in? Are you involved with something that you see as important? Are you involved with something that you would continue with even if you made NO money?
If you have the right heart and motive to be involved with something bigger than yourself, it's simply a matter of finding some folks to partner with. Find a coach to help you through the cold, dark, lonely waters. Someone that has struggled through themselves and found their reason to keep going!
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1. Purity is Possible
2. Health should not be a Luxury
3. Everyone deserves the Good Inside
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Have a happy health-filled day!
Everyone deserves "the Good Inside," and, yes, "Purity is Possible."