Are You Making the Most of What You’ve Got?

Time is going to pass you by, whether you make the most of it or not.

In 1997, Lisa Grossman was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison camp. She felt like a fish out of water, surrounded by corrupt judges and doctors and girlfriends of drug dealers.

At the beginning, she felt like those 12 months had been stolen from her and wasted. Then she realized it was her own choice whether she was going to waste them or not.

In this video, filmed at the Titanium Mastermind in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, she talks about making the most out of the time you’ve got.

THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF PERSON

Lisa Grossman does everything in a big way, and her self-pity was no exception. She spent the whole first 3 months of her sentence wallowing and feeling sorry for herself.

Then, she realized there were two types of person in the camp. One group was upbeat, cheerful and taking advantage of whatever opportunities they could. She liked these people and so did everyone else.

The other people were whiny, obnoxious and contributing nothing. She realized she herself was in that group, and this did not coalesce with how she viewed herself.

What she also realized was that the upbeat people were generally the ones who had the longest sentences, and worked their way down from medium security for the privilege of getting into a camp.

DO YOUR TIME OR IT WILL DO YOU

In the prison camp, Lisa got to know an inmate named Kim. She was the most lively one in the camp and she had 7 years left to serve.

Lisa said, “Kim, you amaze me. Your attitude is so strong. How do you do it?”

Kim’s response was, “Lisa, you have 9 months left to serve. Those 9 months will come and go, no matter what you do with them. Do your time or it will do you.”

The same principle applies in business and life. We may have different circumstances, but we all have the same amount of time to work with. Either we can choose to be miserable or we can do something with that time.

How you respond to the situation you are dealt will dictate your results.

IT’S ABOUT HOW YOU RESPOND

From that day onwards, Lisa changed her attitude. She decided she’d start running 5 miles, after having never done it before. She started teaching and working and she started a literacy program. She did all the learning she had the opportunity to do. She read 368 books.

Anything she could do, she threw herself into.

She knew that the world was going on without her, but she chose not to focus on that. Instead, she decided that if these were all the things she could possibly do, she would do them and make the most of what she had.

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