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It is incomprehensible to me that most people who are diagnosed with a treatable medical condition are not able or willing to change their priorities. I did. I started exercising regularly. I have not eaten potatoes in three years (well I have fudged on this a little, but not more than two or three); I quit eating popcorn and ice cream or other sweets. I havenít had a sip of any kind of soft drink in over three years. I changed my priorities. The result is that I feel much better, I have more endurance, and I have even saved money by not getting my regular milk shake fix that used to be part of my daily routine.
I learned an important principle through this experience and it has everything to do with operating a home based business. The principle is this. Letís call it inflexible priorities principle. Most people are unwilling to change their priorities, even when they know that doing so will improve their life. Thatís why by some counts 97% of home based business owners quit after less than six months. Thatís unfortunate because it takes about that much time for most of us to start to realize our earnings potential. And regardless of rationale they come up with, reason these people quit is due to their application of inflexible priorities principle. Like all other diabetic patients my doctor treats, though they may have good intentions they can never discipline themselves to a permanent change in their priorities.
As Stephen Covey stated in his popular book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, ďthe key is not to prioritize whatís on your schedule. The key is to schedule your priorities.Ē H.L. Hunt put it this way. ďDecide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.Ē
For a pre-diabetic patient, thereís no such thing as an immediate cure. It takes time, it takes discipline, and it takes a determination to change oneís priorities in life, and to make this change a part of oneís daily routine. Itís same way for a home business entrepreneur. Thereís no get-rich-quick formula in existence. It takes time, determination, and most importantly, a willingness to change ones priorities permanently. As pre-diabetic I have learned to be creative in coming up with different kinds of food combinations for my meals. Iíve had to refrain from drinking soda on those hot summer days. Instead I drink a lot of water now. As a home based business entrepreneur Iíve had to discipline myself to spending some time on my business almost every day. But I look forward to activating my creative energies in ways that will help my business achieve success. Iíve once again reprioritized some things in my life. And once again, Iím finding it fulfilling and Iím finding that is leading me to an improved lifestyle.
About the Author: David Moore is a member of the Wealth Online Website system. He is a home based online business entrepreneur and teaches at a University (part-time). David has completed post graduate programs in both Cross Cultural Communications and Higher Education Administration. If you would like more information on his online business, please visit his website at: DavidMoore.ws