Category: Growing & Success


The last session in our training classes this weekend dealt with ethics.  Now if you’re like me, you would be concerned about what kind of class this would be.  It could be a real snoozer.  Maybe it would become a weak version of today’s politically “correct” crap.  Or just maybe someone would ask the basic question, “What is ethics?”  and “How does it work?”

Well Mike, our instructor, nailed it on the head.  He didn’t let us off the hook and he didn’t take the safe route.  He made us go deep and go back to the start.  We didn’t just talk about doing the “right” thing as a member of the Primerica team; but he made us piece together the basic issue that we cannot separate personal ethics from profession ethics.  Nor did he let us divide right thinking from right doing.

No one is perfect or right all of the time.  But we can strive to achieve and reach for greatness – not just as business successes, but we can become great people doing great things.

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Overcoming Yourself

I don’t know about you, but there are days that I seem to be fighting myself – defeating myself because of choices and actions that contradict or nullify my efforts and goals.  Over the past year I have been dealing with some of those issues.

Can I tell you something?  It is aggravating to realize that my habits and internal script keeps me from growing and moving up.

I don’t know if you have ever heard the term internal script, or if you have thought about why we do what we do.  But the question in front of me is this:  How do I rewrite my internal script?

If I can trust God for my present and future – God says in Jeremiah 29:11, “I know what I am doing.  I have it all planned out – plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for” – then why do I sabotage my life?

Don’t get me wrong; there is always crap in life.  People have the freedom to chose.  Not every person makes choices based on the good of others or themselves, so there is pain and trials.  The natural world is at war with itself.  So there is conflict.  But that does not mean that we cannot grow and succeed in our plans.

I need to make some small, simple yet monumental changes in my life.  Foundational blocks need to be laid for success.  If I expect to see different results in my life, then I must change the way I live…