One of the Greatest Ironies – Post 498

One of the greatest ironies of life is the fact that winners fail more often than losers. The fact is, most people spend their lives doing everything within their power to seek success while simultaneously doing everything in their power to avoid failure. That is a recipe that virtually ensures average performance.

Consider Thomas Edison, it was his one thousandth try before he created a working light bulb. Now you and I might say that he failed 10,000 times but when he was asked how he felt about failing 10,000 times he replied that he didn’t fail 10,000 times. He said that he discovered 10,000 ways to NOT make a light bulb.

Look at Colonel Sanders as another example. He heard 1009 “no’s” before he heard his first yes. He was turned down one thousand and nine times before his chicken recipe was accepted. He knew what he wanted to achieve. He knew his recipe was good and he took action. He didn’t see it as 1009 failures he saw it as 1009 fools that didn’t comprehend what it was that he had.

Think about this, as a kid we weren’t fazed at all when we heard the word no. We shrugged it off. We laughed at it. We flicked it away like a bug. We took it as a challenge. Somewhere along the line this natural tenacity was lost or even drummed out of us. What if we could get that tenacity back?

Consider this story, a Zen master and his student in search of knowledge where talking. The Zen master is pouring a cup of tea while listening to his student. The student is going on and on about everything he has learned when the student notices that the Zen master has not only filled his cup to the brim but was allowing it to overflow all over the table. The student then asks, “Zen master, can’t you see the cup is overflowing?”

The Zen master replies, “You are like the cup, full to the top with what you already know. To learn something new, one must first be willing to empty their cup.”

What if, starting today, you can get that tenacity back?

What if, starting today, the word no stopped stopping you?
What if, starting today, every time you heard the word no you became stronger? More powerful? More resilient?

And what if – in fact – having people tell you no actually became fun?

It’s time to empty that cup of tea, that fear of failure and accept the no’s because right around the corner is a yes that you would have never heard because you were afraid of the word no.


Just Do It! – Post 012

The great thing to learn about life is — first, do not do what you DON’T want to do, and second, do what you DO want to do.”

Editor, Margaret Anderson

Your action for today is to see if there is something that you’ve been consistently doing that you don’t want to do. If there is significant benefit to you in doing it, see if you can change your attitude. If there isn’t a significant benefit, stop doing it.
Have an extraordinary day!
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Keith Abell, RPh MI
Pharmacist – Executive Recruiter
If I can help you eliminate your two largest monthly expenses would it be worth 45 minutes of your time?


Procrastination! – Post 011

Do you have a task that you’ve been meaning to get to, yet you never quite seem to get around to making it happen?

Perhaps you put it off because it seems daunting.

Sometimes our own sense of fear and procrastination can make even the smallest of tasks seem overwhelming.

Did you know that procrastination is actually not very good for your health?

It’s true. Just thinking about something we know we need to do is very stressful. In fact, thinking about something 10 times in a day is more stressful than actually doing it!

To overcome procrastination, experts advise facing it head on. Ask yourself:

  • “Why am I putting this off?
  • What is the worst thing that could happen if I just tackle it head on?”

Then just take action and do whatever it is to get started. You have now reduced your stress significantly!

By making the decision to build your own business, you took action to make significant changes in your finacial well being and peace of mind. Perhaps improving your finacial wellbeing or becoming your own boss was a “task” that you’d been putting off for a long time.

Just look at what you accomplished when you tackled the issue head on—success!


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Keith Abell, RPh MI
Pharmacist – Executive Recruiter
If I can help you eliminate your two largest monthly expenses would it be worth 45 minutes of your time?