My ego and I were in a fight yesterday! I did something that I perceived one way, but others took differently. Then, when it was brought to my attention what I did wasn’t very thoughtful towards others it felt like a slap across the face. That’s when my ego immediately started wrestling with me. “It’s not you, it’s them. They’re the ones with the problem, you did what you thought was appropriate.” The emotions were next in line, followed by anger; “They can go to hell.” And for what? Something REALLY simple that’s laughable now, although it took a night of battling my ego to see it clearly.

The experience reminds me of John C. Maxwell’s book “Failing Forward.” Maxwell writes, “The major difference between achieving people and average people is their perception of and response to failure. He reveals that the secret of moving beyond failure is to use it as a lesson and a stepping-stone. It’s a strategic guide that helps men and women move beyond mistakes to fulfill their potential and achieve success.”

I made a mistake, I wrestled my ego. I won! It was a hard lesson but one I needed!

TODAY I’M GRATEFUL FOR friends who are always there to listen! (You know who you are.)

TODAY I’M ATTRACTING perseverance to complete projects I’ve started.

TODAY’S QUOTE: “Practice empathy. Try to see things from other people’s point of view.” “Be kind — everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” PLATO

ARBONNE TIP:  Arbonne’s growth in 2006 over 2005 was over 83%.  What company do you know with such huge growth?  What’s fueling the growth?  *Result oriented product lines, *Result oriented system for success.

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