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Its all up to you!

One of the first things successful people realize is the old
adage, “If it is to be, it is up to me.” That is, for you, the fact that your
success and your course is up to you. This doesn’t mean that you do it all
alone. It simply means that you take responsibility for your life and your

Too many people today look at opportunity and figure it is up to
someone else to make sure they get it. They look at financial security and hope
that the government will make sure they live safely in retirement or in case of
disability. They wait and wait, figuring that it is up to someone else. And
then the wait is over, and it is too late to do anything. Their life is over
and they are filled with regret.

This isn’t true for you however. You know that you must take
responsibility for your life. It is up to you.

The fact is that nobody else is going to do it for you; you must
do it yourself.

Now, some people may say, “Jim, that’s a lot of responsibility.”
Friends, that is the best news you can ever hear. You get to choose your life.
Hundreds of millions of people all around this world would give anything to
live in the situation you do, just for the chance to have the opportunity to
take control of their destiny. “It is up to you” is a great blessing!

Here’s why:

1. You get to chart your own destiny. Maybe you want to start a
small business and stay there. That’s great because you can choose that. Maybe
you want to create a small chain of stores. Maybe you want to have a net worth
of $100 million. That’s okay too. The idea is that you get to choose. You can
do whatever you like. Different people have different dreams and they should
live them accordingly.

2. You can reap what you sow. Sleep in and go to work late and
reap the return. Or get up early and outwork the others and earn a greater
return. Place your capital at risk and earn a return or place it at greater
risk and perhaps reap a greater return. You decide what you will sow and, thus,
what you will reap.

3. No one else can stop you from getting your dream. Yes, there
will always be things that come up and people who may not like what you are
doing, but you can just move on and chart your own course. There is great
freedom in that.

4. You experience the joy of self-determination. There is no
greater pride than knowing you set your mind on something and accomplished it.
Those who live with a victim mentality never get to experience the joy of
accomplishment because they are always waiting for someone else to come to the
rescue. Those who take responsibility get to live the joy of seeing a job well

Let me ask you a question: Where will you be in 5 years? 10 years?
25 years? Do you know? Do you have an idea? Have you ever dreamed about it or
set a goal for it? Are you willing to take responsibility and recognize that,
“It is up to you?”

You will be wherever you decide to be in those timeframes. You
decide. It is up to you.

And that is very exciting!



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