BelieveDo (ch17) – Your Life Counts!

…adapted from Believe. Do. And Follow Through!

Chapter 17

Why do I keep encouraging you to BELIEVE in yourself, to BELIEVE in others, and to DO positive things?

…Because your life counts.  You count!  So many times, people act as if what they do doesn’t matter, but it does!  It really does.

When you wake up in the morning, the day is fresh, you’re renewed, and you have a new start of making everything happen that you want.  Ultimately, the only deadline that you have is the one of your life ending.  Otherwise, every other deadline that you face is self-imposed or someone else-imposed.  When you realize that, then you’ll have a whole new perspective about what you do and how you do it.

You’ve probably heard people ask the proverbial question, “If you knew that you could not fail, what would you attempt?”

If they truly believe in the concept behind that question then they ought to ask, “If you knew that you could not fail, what would you complete?”

You may think, “That’s just semantics…the difference of only one word…attempt vs. complete.”  True, and the difference of one word is just like the difference of one degree when it comes to boiling water.  Water at 211° Fahrenheit, you have really hot water, but at 212°F, you can move ships around the world!

When it really comes down to it, the only difference is one degree, one word, one idea – but it makes all the difference in the world.

When time seems to stop for you on a daily basis (time doesn’t really stop…it’s a mental thing…), what do you do with those moments?  Do you maximize them?  Do you enjoy them? Do you even realize that they’re occurring?

Most of the time, people don’t even realize that it’s happening.  Most just joyfully or blindly go traipsing through the day without realizing that the universe has opened itself up to them and is giving them a glimpse of what could be possible.

So, the next time that the world stops for you for a moment, take that opportunity to “get off the merry-go-round” and reflect on what it is that you’re supposed to realize.

There’s a special moment in each of your days that pretty well determines what the rest of the day is going to be like.  When you see that there’s greatness in the midst of that moment, you’ll start maximizing those opportunities when they briefly appear.

Stop letting them get away!  Grab onto them!  They were meant for you!

Your life counts!


3 thoughts on “BelieveDo (ch17) – Your Life Counts!

  1. Hello Marty

    Thank you for this post – your message in your post is our message and who we are as an agency. All the best, Rory

    Rory Butler; Founder & CEO
    Your Life Counts! International Inc
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    1. Hi Rory – Excellent! Glad you liked it. Hopefully, it will inspire and encourage people of all ages to realize how much they matter and how vital they are. Let me know if you’d ever like to collaborate on materials or topics. – Marty

      1. Hello Marty I sense we’re reading from the same page – it would be great to collaborate. If you could email me we could then arrange to chat. Many thanks! Best, Rory 🙂

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