DID YOU KNOW?
Those of us who have been in the experience of the GCR/RV/Redemption for any period of time have been lulled into a sense of complacency where accepting the status quo has become the norm. True change only occurs when we revolt against mediocrity. When we start asking questions and quit being content to just exist, is when change flourishes.
We must constantly educate ourselves in order to manifest the questions required for change. Being given this chance to start from the bottom-up again, we see where successes work, and you can also see where the status quo can be the biggest obstacle or roadblock to success.
The tragedy of life is not found in failure but rather, in complacency. Not in you doing too much, but doing too little. Not in your living above your means, but below your capacity. It’s not failure but aiming too low that is life’s greatest tragedy. You can never work too hard on attitudes, effort and technique.
It is the person who is content with what has been done that is the obstacle in the path of progress. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
We all have a normal, but as you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal. We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all the conditions which we have at present. What to fear is when things become better, people tend to want more for less work. We don’t want to turn this safety net of the RV into a hammock that lulls able-bodied people to lives of dependency and complacency.
In recent years, we’ve become enamored with our own past success. Lulled into complacency by the glitter of our own achievements. The U.S. became accustomed to the title of “Military Superpower”, forgetting the qualities that got us there. We’ve become accustomed to our economic dominance in the world, forgetting that it wasn’t reckless deals and get rich quick schemes that got us where we are, but hard work and smart ideas, quality products and wise investments that forged our strength.
Our business leaders must not cling to old ways of doing business, or allow inertia or complacency to prevent them from making the decisions that they will eventually be forced to make.
It often seems easier not to move on, even when the muck and mire in which we’re stuck seems less fearful and less challenging than the unknown path ahead. The potential of this RV/GCR has given people a reason to remain stuck. People will often say, “I know it’s coming, so I’m waiting”. Having faith in this event happening is one thing but faith is not complacent, faith is action. You don’t have faith and wait. When you have faith, you move. Complacency and accepting the status quo actually shows lack of faith.
When it’s time to move in a new direction in order to progress, the right people will come to us. With our new-found wealth and abundance we must remain or strive to be benevolent. The benevolent have the advantage of the envious, because in the world today the envious man is tormented not only by all the ill that befalls himself, but by all the good that happens to another. Whereas benevolent people are better prepared to bear their own calamities unruffled, from the calm and serenity they have secured from contemplating the prosperity of all around them. It’s our nature that human beings like success but they hate successful people. Your actions as an entrepreneur will define the perceptions of those who view you and ultimately determine how you succeed in your endeavors.
The average age of the world’s great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence and cycle: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage.
We must take advantage of this once in a life -time event to break the cycle. We must strive to be benevolent and remain humble in our fortunes. We cannot allow our abundance to foster the mentality of wanting more for doing less. The kind of entrepreneurs we need to be are the kind who are willing to fight that status quo, bureaucracy, complacency, and corruption.
We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today.
We are confronted with the urgency of now. There is such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action. Change before you have to.
So why do I write, torturing myself to put it down? Because hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it and in spite of myself I’ve learned some things. Without the possibility of action, all knowledge gets labeled “file and forget,” and I can neither file nor forget. This is my small attempt at taking action. From my own personal point of view “To try and fail, has merit but to never try at all has none.” DJ