Decision Time

You are at the point now where it is decision time.  What are you doing to do?  How are you going to proceed from this point forward?  In what areas of your life are you going to wage your own personal revolution?  The time is now.

Things Are Getting Dire

I make this statement on a couple of different levels.  Anyone who turns on one of the cable news channels or reads the paper realizes how bad things are economically.  Personally, we all know at least one person who was adversely affected by this economic crhttp://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=9142749039560757753#editor/target=post;postID=5756714970572353493isis over the last 5 years.  Consider the fact that Europe is close to plunging into a recession, China is slowing, jobs are not returning, businesses are broke, people are not spending money, and we have a recipe for prolonged economic paralysis.  Taken to the individual level, this makes things extremely difficult.

While the macro picture is terrible, many people also have lives that are completely underwhelming.  Individuals are at a point where they are in jeopardy of missing out on their entire existence.  Alcohol and drug use are at all time highs.  The obesity rates in most Western countries is approaching epidemic levels.  Divorce rates are such where more than 1 out of 2 marriages ends.  Prescriptions for anti-depressants are being written by the millions because people cannot cope with what is going on.  The economic situation only adds to a multitude of woes that many were already suffering.

All this adds up to a dire situation.

Start A Revolution

We see revolutions take place in many third world nations.  Today, in the 21st century, we see governments overthrown by the people because of massive discontent.  While most regimes were extremely oppressive, the fact is that discontent is at the core of this.  People reach a point where the incompetence of the leadership is no longer tolerated.  Therefore, the enemy is identified and plans are established to remove them.  Egypt is a country which recently went through this.

You might ask why I use the term "revolution" and what this has to do with your life?  It is simple.  A revolution is a series of radical actions designed to achieve a desired end in which the participants have no ability to turn back.  When a revolution is staged, failure is not an option.  Those who are at the core of this movement are playing with their lives.  It is a life or death decision.  If it fails, execution is the result.  Courage and conviction are crucial elements within each person.

Therefore, it is time for you to start a revolution on your life.  There is no turning back and you are making a decision which has life or death consequences.  When you decide to move forward, you are opting to get on the path of living.  However, if you hold back and do what you always have, slow death is certain to arise.  Most people are allowing each day to pass away.  Their lives are nothing more than years of emptiness.  Fear, procrastination, laziness, insecurity, and a host of other negative beliefs ensure compliance with the status quo.  Sadly, for most, this means a lack of fulfillment.  Life is a stage that these people endure until death takes place.

Identify Your Number 1 Enemy

In the revolutionary situation I mentioned before, it is fairly simple for the participants to identify their enemy.  The existing regime is at the top of the hit list.  Under these circumstances, the desired outcome is the complete removal from power.  Anyone can see this is fairly obvious.

However, in your life, what is your #1 enemy.  Unlike the aforementioned circumstance, this is not as obvious.  We can often identify the power that controls a government.  Yet few of us can identify what is controlling our lives.  Uncovering this will allow us to take a life or death approach to resolving this problem.

So, what is your number 1 enemy?  For many, it is procrastination.  For others, it is a lack of self control.  Still others battle laziness on a regular basis.  Understanding what is at the helm of your life is of paramount importance.

A way to uncover this is to ask yourself, "what about my life do I hate the most".  Hatred is a powerful emotion which can reveal a great deal about what is going on.  Those with the ability to hate have tremendous potential because this emotion is driven by passion.  While it is presently in a negative form, passion is necessary for all great accomplishment.  Consider our revolutionaries entering into warfare.  Apathetic is not a word we would use to describe them.  Yet many people are apathetic about their lives.  They lack passion in any regard.  Hatred shows there is some passion there.  Utilize this for your advantage.

Hence, what do you hate most about your life?  This is your number 1 enemy.  Identify it and resolve to conquer it.  That is what success is all about.  It is decision time now.  You cannot put off things any longer (perhaps procrastination is your #1 enemy).  Life is spiraling out of control downward and you need the resolve to stop this plunge.  Everything starts in the mind.  Putting this off any longer is not possible.

Therefore, spend some time today asking yourself this question.  Do it numerous times.  Isolate your answer.  Come up with something that is clear and concise.  With clarity comes power.  Once you can identify your enemy, then the battle can begin.  In coming weeks we will develop strategies to with this war.  This is just the first step.  Do it now.

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