While growing up in Hot Wells, Texas, Mary Kay was often assured by her mother,"You can do it!" As a result, young Mary Kay developed a "can-do" attitude.
Her mother also taught the Golden Rule,"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Later, Mary Kay said of the business enterprise she began, "Every decision we make...is based on the Golden Rule."
In 1963 Mary Kay took her life savings of five thousand dollars and, with help from her son, established a cosmetic company. Her motivation for beginning the business was to offer women opportunities to improve their lives and those of their families. Her goal was achieved when Fortune magazine named her business one of the ten best companies for women.
But Mary Kay's goal weren't achieved without setbacks and disappointments. She said," It took God a long time to prepare me for the job He had for me...by no stretch of the imagination has my life been an overnight success story."
Because of her Bible based philosophy- God first, family second, and career third- Mary Kay's life brought her true fulfillment, and her business ventures helped others achieve success.
Assess your life goals. God never intended your life to revolve around only yourself. When God and others become the driving force, you will enjoy the abundant life.
From Jewell Johnson's Daily Devotion for Women
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 10:10 NIV
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