What Better Time?

What better time than now to ponder the words of George Bernard Shaw when he said;

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.

While having lunch with my friend this week, she was complaining about how bad life has become during this recession. It seems her gasoline and cell phone allowances have been cut. That is unfortunate, but compared to the thousands of people who have lost their jobs, that’s not so bad.

Having our jobs cut is unfortunate, but compared to all the people who lost their homes and life possessions in the floods of New Orleans, that’s not so bad. Losing our homes is very unfortunate, but compared to being tortured in a prison camp or losing our loved ones on 9/11, that’s not so bad. In other words, our circumstances are not so bad they couldn’t be worse, so get busy and make the circumstances you want. We are creative beings. We have been given the incredible ability to think. We live in a country that allows us the freedom to try out new ideas.

Success is like an apple — if you never plant a seed — you’ll never get a tree. Without the tree, you’ll never grow an apple. Start planting those idea seeds that you have in your mind.

This economy may be the best thing that ever happened to our country. It may be the spark that ignites us to look at new ways of doing things. It may get us to meet our neighbors and share our resources. It may push us to think of new ways to live — to do what makes us happy instead of what just makes us money.

Too often we find ourselves putting off what we really wanted to do – like playing ball with our son or spending a quality afternoon with our daughter, sister, or mother. Too often we put our dreams and desires on hold while we slave away at a job we don’t even like. Maybe we’d be happier and not have so much to complain about if we didn’t have that cell phone attached to our ears as we rush around burning up our gas allowance.

The next time you find yourself complaining, remember that you, and only you, can make the circumstances you want. Look around. Find them. Take the first step in that direction. What better time than now?


Judi Moreo
Judi Moreo
Judi Moreo is one of the most in-demand speakers on motivation, communication skills, and personal development in the world. She is the author of You Are More Than Enough: Every Woman’s Guide to Purpose, Passion, and Power and its companion, Achievement Journal, and is the publisher of both the Life Choices book series and Choices magazine as well as the host of the popular Choices with Judi Moreo internet radio show. Judi started her first business, Universal Models and Finishing School, with her savings of $2,000.00. Not knowing she couldn’t be successful with so little capital, she forged ahead and built a virtual empire that included Universal Convention and Trade Associates. Sixteen years later, she sold that business and moved to South Africa to take a position as Group Promotions Manager with a media group of 24 newspapers, 2 television stations, and 1 radio station. After two years, Judi’s entrepreneurial blood led her to start a training and development company, Turning Point International, in South Africa which she ran successfully for six years. Upon learning that her brother was very ill, she returned to the United States and headquartered Turning Point International in Las Vegas, Nevada. Judi has inspired hundreds of thousands of people around the globe with her unique speaking and training style. As a popular conference speaker, she has shared the stage with many notable speakers including Norman Vincent Peale, Og Mandino, President George Bush, Sr., Hyrum Smith, Thabo Mbeki, Barbara Bush, Consuela Castillo Kickbusch, Montel Williams, Cavett Robert, and hundreds of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators. Though best known as a motivational speaker and personal development trainer, Judi is often hired as a coach/mentor by entrepreneurs and executives in 28 countries and her advice, products, and training have been engaged by such companies and organizations as Rayovac, Arrow Africa, Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry, and Manpower, US House of Representatives, Kwazulu Financial Corporation, Bophuthatswana National Development Corporation, Walt Disney Imagineering, and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, as well as hundreds of casino hotels and resorts and dozens of top universities around the world.

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