“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.”
– Zig Ziglar
The one thing we are all in control of is our attitude and our choices. Every single day that we are blessed enough to wake up, we are responsible for choosing who and how we are going to be that day. Every single moment is an opportunity to choose. Stay in the moment.
Speaker Les Brown said that if you hang out with 5 wealthy people, you will be the 6th. If you hang out with 5 intelligent people, you’ll be the 6th. If you hang out with 5 broke people, you will be the 6th.
The idea is that people influence you more than you might realize. Just as important as the thoughts that we allow to take up residence in our heads and hearts, the people that we spend our time with is just as important.
Since time is the one thing that we can never get back, we must choose wisely. Every moment of every day is an opportunity to grow.
Roy H. Williams is a speaker, business coach and multi-talented man. He said that when you are young, people will pay you for your time. When you are older, people will pay you for what you know.
We can think of growth as material gain, or we can think of growth as emotional, intellectual or spiritual growth. Invest in yourself. Anything you choose to do will have either a positive or negative impact on your future.
The best investment you can make is in your own personal growth.