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TAKE A STAND! Watch Out This Is A Rant

WARNING: This is quite a rant; I feel pretty passionate about how important it is to take a stand.

We can’t just stand around; we must stand for something.

Edmund Burke said,

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

“The people… simply want us to do nothing. That’s all the devil wants of the son of God—to be let alone. That is all that the criminal wants of the law—to be let alone. The sin of doing nothing is the deadliest of all the seven sins. It has been said that for evil men to accomplish their purpose it is only necessary that good men should do nothing.”  Rev. Charles Aked

He should not be lulled to repose by the delusion that he does no harm who takes no part in public affairs. He should know that bad men need no better opportunity than when good men look on and do nothing. He should stand to his principles even if leaders go wrong. 1895 Medical Bulletin

In 1867 the British philosopher and political theorist John Stuart Mill delivered an inaugural address at the University of St. Andrews. He said,

Let not any one pacify his conscience by the delusion that he can do no harm if he takes no part, and forms no opinion. Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.

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Where do you stand?

Too many people are ‘wishy washy’, sitting on the fence, look warm and stay in their comfort zone. But this not the correct way to live life. Do what’s right, stand for right or wrong and you really have to decide.

Martin Luther King said:

“Nothing pains some people more than having to think”

He also said:

“True leaders are not searchers of consensus but molders of it.”

We’ve got to think, think, think, and decide and then take a stand and stand for it.

There are horrendous ridiculous changes happening in the U.S.A because good men and women are not taking a stand. And this also applies in every aspect of your life. People treat you the way they do because you have trained them to treat you that way! Think deep about that my friend.

And so by not taking a stand, we allow people, nations, leaders, and criminals and whoever to do things bad to us because we don’t take a stand. We need to take a stand, we need to be stand fast and movable in the right and that is all incorporated in what I like to call R.A.M power.

  • R.A.M Power
  • R: Rise
  • A: Above
  • M: Mediocrity

So, take a stand. Decide where you stand and then stand firm.

REACH UPWARD!

Greg

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Winning With Consistency

An Iron Man triathlete will swim for over two miles

then ride a bike for 112 miles…

and then run a full marathon.…IN ONE RACE!

You think you could do that next week? No? Me neither! But we could if we trained vigorously and with CONSISTENCY.

Seriously, you could.  That is the power of consistency.  I know people who were overweight and out of shape;  who couldn’t run to the corner.  But consistency brought them to the finish lines of many triathlons.

While I was competing in shorter distance triathlons, I met several Iron Man competitors and asked about their training routine.

One of them told me that the key to endurance success, is to get into your optimal heart-beat range and stay there for hours….that’s right…hours.

Consistency is best way, and perhaps the only way, to become successful. Someone has said that “God has given us all good things at the price of effort.”

Of course there are one-hit-wonders and lottery winners, but the majority of them return to their former lifestyles within 18 months.  Why?  Because consistency wins.  They return to what they consistently do.

None of us can get up tomorrow and say that we will get in shape today. It can’t happen in a day.

But great results WILL come from consistent effort.

What we consistently do over time will be exactly what we receive.

Here is the simple path to long lasting success:

1 Clearly decide what it is you want to achieve.

2 Find out exactly what you need to do in order to achieve it.

3 Resolve to do it consistently UNTIL you achieve your objective.

Check out this brief podcast for inspiration and tips about winning with consistency.

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One of the great life lessons that you and I have learned is that consistency is one of the best ways -perhaps the best way- to accomplish great things and be successful in life.

Nothing great can be accomplished without enthusiasm as Emerson told us.

God has given us all good things at the price of effort and very often that effort is simply consistency.

Let me give you some examples.

Let’s say you want to get in great shape. You cannot just say today I am going to be in great shape, get up tomorrow, go for a run and poof all of sudden you are in great shape! It doesn’t work like that. You have to pay the price my friend. Great things require great prices.

And what you need to know is that consistency is a state of mind. You need to set up a habit of consistency and then do it every day.

A man or a woman is what they consistently think about!

Physically you are what you consistently do!

Whatever it is you decide to do, you have got to be consistent in it! Consistency is the bridge that spans the golf between mediocrity and excellence. So whatever it is you want to accomplish, set your goals, make sure you have absolute clarity in your objectives and then decide and discipline yourself to be very consistent.

REACH UPWARD!

Greg

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