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The Seed

posted by The MEGA Coach

A successful businessman was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business.

Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different.  He gathered the young executives in his company.  He said, “It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO.  I have decided to choose one of you. ”

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The executives were shocked.  The boss continued “I am going to give each one of you a SEED today – one special SEED.  I want you to plant it, water it, and come back one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you.  I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO.”

One man, Jim, went home and excitedly told his wife the story.  She got a pot, soil and helped plant the seed.  Every day, he’d water it and watch to see if it had grown.

After a few weeks, the executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow.

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Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew.  Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing.  By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn’t have a plant and he felt like a failure.

Six months went by – nothing. Jim knew he killed his seed.  Everyone had plants and trees…he had nothing.  Jim didn’t say anything to his colleagues, however.  He just kept watering and fertilizing the soil – He so wanted the seed to grow.

A year went by and all the executives brought their plants to the CEO for inspection.  Jim told his wife that he wasn’t going to take an empty pot.  But she asked him to be honest about what happened.  Jim felt sick to his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right.

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He took his empty pot to the board room.  When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives.  They were beautiful — in all shapes and sizes.  Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him!

When the CEO arrived, he greeted his executives.

Jim tried to hide in the back.  “My, what great plants, trees, and flowers you have grown,” said the CEO.  “Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!”

All of a sudden, the CEO saw Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot and ordered Jim to come forward.  Jim was terrified.  He thought, “The CEO knows I’m a failure!  Maybe he will have me fired!”

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When Jim got to the front, the CEO announced, “Behold your next Chief Executive Officer!  His name is Jim!”

Jim couldn’t believe it.  Jim couldn’t even grow his seed.

“How could he be the new CEO?” the others said.

Then the CEO said, “One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed.  I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today.  But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead – it was not possible for them to grow.

All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers.  When you realized that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you.  Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it.  Therefore, he is the one who will be the new CEO!”

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   * If you plant honesty, you will reap trust

   * If you plant goodness, you will reap friends

   * If you plant humility, you will reap greatness

   * If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment

   * If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective

   * If you plant hard work, you will reap success

   * If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation

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   * If you plant faith in God, you will reap a harvest


May This Be Your Best Year Ever!

Health, Wealth & Perfect Self-Expression!

smiles,
:)Lee
The MEGA Coach

 

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Your Divine Heritage

posted by The MEGA Coach

Your highest good and truest possibilities cannot be taken from you.
It is your Divine Heritage.
It is for you to claim.
Be open and listen to that “still, small voice within.”

Follow your intuition when it speaks.
Take action when it is appropriate.
There is a Divine Plan for your lives.
Trust and have faith, for it will come.

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Be open to different and unexpected possibilities.
Expand your horizons – miracles do happen!

You can do it.
Regardless of the challenges, you can achieve your dream or goal.
Keep seeing the outcome and that it is happening now.

What would you be saying to yourself?
How would you be feeling?
What would your life be like?

Put one foot in front of the other.
Take one step at a time.
Don’t worry about the future.

Determine what action steps must be taken to achieve what you want.
Focus on the specific details required and make it so.
The universe supports you.

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Keep your vision bright and clear.
Do what you can where you are with what you have.
Keep moving forward.

Trust and have faith.
Let things happen naturally without forcing your will.
The good you are seeking is actually seeking you.

Give what you can.
Contribute.
Be an example.
Make a difference.

All things are possible – There is GOLD DUST in the air!

smiles,
:) Lee
The MEGA Coach

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Let Me Be An Instrument of Your Peace

posted by The MEGA Coach

“God, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

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O divine Master, grant that I may not seek so much to be consoled, as to console;
To be understood as to understand; to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying (to our small sense of self-identity) that we are born to eternal life.

Attributed to Saint Francis of Assisi

“Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.”

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blessings,
:) Lee
The MEGA Coach

 

 

 

 

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Teach – Learn

posted by The MEGA Coach

Some good information from Dennis Waitley:

In a way, human beings behave like bees.  If you place several bees in an open-ended bottle and lay the bottle on its side with the base toward a light source, the bees will repeatedly fly to the bottle bottom toward the light.  It never occurs to them to reverse gears and try another direction.  This is a combination of genetic programming and learned behavior.

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Put a bunch of flies in that bottle and turn the base toward a bright light.  Within a few minutes, all the flies will have found their way out.  They try all directions—up, down, toward the light, away from the light, often bumping into the glass—but sooner or later they flutter forth into the neck of the bottle and out the opening.

We often allow ourselves to become locked in our present circumstances, even if we are unhappy and really want to be reaching in a new direction.  What we’re doing may make us miserable, but at least it’s familiar.  One of the most important factors in achieving personal success is the willingness to try things out, to experiment, to test new ground.  In fact, this is the only way to learn and progress: trial, error, feedback, knowledge, trial and success.  It is a far better thing to try to succeed and fail than to do nothing and succeed.

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* Try it
* Change it
* Do it

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.”

Albert Einstein

smiles,
:)Lee
The MEGA Coach

 

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