In my book, Fall In Love with the Struggle, I discuss my school grades–far from impressive to say the least. It was a true source of shame for me. So when I say that a successful life report card consists of all F’s, I don’t say it lightly. Over the last year, many of you have read my blog of change. Last April, I went on my 30 days fast from television and things have not been the same. My publishing business has seen continuous business and my mind has been revolutionized. But within the last 45 days, I have been elevated to a new dimension. I have learned the art of owning my life and deciding for myself what I want it to be.
It is with that new dimension of thought that I have set on a trek to become a millionaire before the age of 40– not just for the money, but as Jim Rohn says, “for what it will make of me.” Money will come and go, but the person who understands the order of wealth and prosperity (Man, I’m going to have to blog on that) will always succeed. So how does this relate to a life report card of straight F’s?
If you want a successful life, it must consist of the 5 Fs:
1. Faith: I am a Christian, and my beliefs and conviction is that through Jesus Christ, all things are possible. I believe that before you can have a prosperous life, you must first have a strong foundational faith in God, in His Son, and in His plan for your life. After that, you must have an absolute faith in the power that God has given you, understanding that in the vastness of this great universe that God has created, YOU have a role to play.
2. Family: After your relationship with God, you must fortify and protect your family relationship. If you have a spouse and children, it must take a back door to nothing and no one but God. And you can believe God does things in order. We work so hard to learn everything else but how to have a fruitful and productive family life. If you are missing this F, you are missing the entire point.
3. Fitness: What’s life without health. What good is $1 million in the bank if I’m confined to a bed in the hospital or in my home. Fitness is a must. If you are not taking care of your temple, you are establishing a road to ultimate demise. Eat healthier foods, spend 30 minutes per day performing some kind of exercise, drink more water, and reduce your sugar and fat intake. We are living unhealthy lives for no reason at all. As I have reduced my intake of refined sugar by almost 98%, I am finding that naturally sweet foods taste sweeter. I used to dump at least a half cup of sugar on my Raisin Bran. Now, it is sweet enough as is.
4. Finance: Take control of your financial life through goal setting, financial stewardship, debt reduction, investing, and saving. We must leave an inheritance for our youth. Side note: stop depending on a lucky day when “my boat comes in”. You make the change now by creating a new reality of saving and stewardship.
5. Friends: Friends are important, but in the proper priority. Cherish good friendships, and be very careful about who you allow in your “friendship” circle. Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future. Average the income of your 5 closest friends and you’ll find your average income. Think about that.
Some people may add F for Fun. However, when you have these 5 Fs in your life…. believe me, you’re going to have a whole lot of fun.
To learn more about my process in making straight Fs, get my book, Fall In Love with the Struggle @ www.TimothyOBond.com,