One time while teaching a fitness class at the gym, it was a little discouraging to see low numbers of people. I'm all about BIG NUMBERS, having a studio FILLED with loud and energized people! When I get only a few people, I get discouraged. However, I decided to give these few people the best class ever, to give them as much energy as I could put out, and to have the best time that I could have.
And guess what happened? The class enjoyed it and I felt really good putting so much energy into so few people!
One thing I had to realize is that it's not HOW MUCH you have. It's about how much you DO with WHAT you have. It's not about getting the MOST. It's about DOING the most with the little that you have.
When someone is struggling with money, that person would naturally think how to get MORE money. Well, it's not about getting more money. It's about getting the MOST from the little money that you have. It's about living the BEST life that you can with the least amount of dollars in your bank. It's about finding the little resources that you do have and making the most from it.
You see, we've been spoiled in our society. We've been conditioned to believe that more is better. We've been taught to always obtain more and more in life. Get the biggest house, obtain three cars, get a lot of money, have as much stuff as you could possibly get. I mean, the sky's the limit, isn't?
However, more isn't better. Sometimes, having more could be damaging.
One time, our ZUMBA fitness classes were pushing close to 70 participants on a regular basis! It was getting crowded and hot! Initially, I LOVED all the people! But then, I've found that such a big crowd would push away the folks I really wanted to be there: the folks who truly appreciated the work we were doing, who referred other people who appreciated our work, who were generous, who were serious about their health, who really worked hard (or who did the best they do could), and who were consistent in attending. I didn't want to have a big class full of people who just wanted to kill time, or who just wanted to goof off, or who would come one or two times and never again.
So now, we're down to an attendance of 20 to 35 (on occasions 40 individuals) and these are the folks we really want there. And these few folks I want to give the BEST experience possible.
So, don't think about how little you have. Don't look at someone else's success and get jealous. Appreciate the LITTLE that you have and get the MOST from it. One day, you'll get more when it's time. But for now, do the BEST with the LEAST.
From now on, I will appreciate the little that I have. I will be thankful for anything that I'm given. I will use the MOST with the least of my resources, and be the BEST to the few in attendance.
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