This month, as winter finally becomes just a memory, and spring is already turning into summer, I want you to take a few moments to reflect on three little words: change, excuses and security.
We are all guilty of habits that prevent us from reaching our goals, prevent us from being all we can be, and stop us from stepping outside our comfort zone. We are scared of change. We make excuses. We long for security.
But without change, there would be no spring. We would be immersed in an endless winter. We must embrace change. We must advance. We must more forward.
This message of change is heard more and more on our conference calls, and from those of you I talk with directly. After all, isn’t change one of the basic values upon which VitaMist is built? VitaMist is the company of change and innovation. We do things a little differently, and we are proud of that. We do not accept the status quo. We do not accept that pills are the only way to take your vitamins. We are not scared of change.
Excuses and security go hand in hand with change. We’ve all heard the phrases, “stop making excuses,” and, “step outside your comfort zone!” Well, now is the time. Wear your lanyard, talk to people about VitaMist and invite people onto the calls.
Take a moment to ask yourself why you are with VitaMist. Are you prepared to allow yourself to be successful? If you are, then we want to hear your voices– the louder the better.
Here at the VitaMist home office we hold weekly meetings for the staff, which I always start with a “thought for the day.” This thought usually takes the form of an inspirational quotation, and this week I came across three quotes from Benjamin Franklin, the American Statesman and Inventor, that I would like to share.
“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”
“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”
“Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security.”
What could be more appropriate?