A Better Way to Live – Rule #1

Og Mandino is one of my favorite authors. In his book, “A Better Way to Live” he gives his own personal success story featuring 17 rules to live by. I want to focus on the first rule he gives…

RULE #1 – A Better Way to Live

“Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward toward the life that God intended for you…with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.”

One of Og’s most important and ageless secrets of life that he had to learn, with pain and tears, is that you cannot even begin to turn a hopelessly bruised and defeated existence around or jump off that dreary treadmill so far as your job and career are concerned or move off that financial dead end that seems to have doomed you to failure and low self-esteem until you appreciate the assets you already posses.

Let’s make a list, and let’s try to put a dollar value on just a few of the good things in your life so that you realize how wealthy you really are and how much you have going for you, even though, in your daily struggle to survive, you may have forgotten this.

What’s it worth to live in this great country? Go ahead, I dare you to put a price tag on that. Where would you rather live?

What would it be worth to be associated with the fine company you represent if you were standing in an unemployment line this morning? What’s your career worth when you realize that probably 95% of the world’s population would gladly give up ten years of their life, or more, to have your opportunity.

What’s your freedom worth?

How about those you love and who love you? How much would you take to give them up?

Your eyes? Would you take a million dollars for your eyes?

How about your hands or your feet? Five million dollars? Ten million?

You’re really quite a precious specimen, aren’t you? If it came to a showdown, you probably wouldn’t trade what you have, right now, for all the gold in Fort Knox, would you? And with so much going for you, tell me, please, why you’re walking around looking sad, beat, defeated, and rejected? Why?

No more! There is a better way to live for you, and it begins today…

“Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward toward the life that God intended for you…with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.”

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