Why can’t life be easy?
In this episode we’ll explore a new way to challenge yourself. Larry Winget leads off with an un sugar coated explanation to get you unstuck. Joe Vitale talks about the turning point we all face to challenge us to change. Fredric Lehrman says our thoughts make us rich. Paul Zane Pilzer on destiny. Zig Ziglar explains how to be tough on yourself. Plus, Brian Tracy, Napoleon Hill, and more have answers for you to listen to now.
OMC – The Edge
The old movies have such memorable scenes, like the guy with a sword, holding his head up at some offense from some other guy in uniform, takes his glove, smacks it across the face, one cheek, then the other, and says, “Sir, I challenge you.”
They do this with gentlemanly manners. The glove seems to be a way of getting the other person’s attention. It’s a gesture that says, wakeup, you are about to get whooped.
We have to do that to ourselves sometimes, and look in the mirror and say, ” I challenge you.”
“I challenge you to do more today than you did yesterday. I challenge you to act now. None of this waiting until dawn stuff.”
The salesperson that agrees to end every day with OMC – One More Call. The runner than runs an extra mile, or distance between mail boxes. The student that reads one more chapter than required. The parent that stops what they think is important to spend the really important moment with their child. The husband that calls the wife for no reason. The one extra thing that accumulates a life full of riches and rewards.
It’s mall about going the extra mile.
That’s one of Napoleon Hill’s laws of success. It’s a good plan. In economic hard times most people are willing to do whatever it takes to earn a dollar. That’s one benefit of hard times. The outside world presents all the challenge you need. But, what about those times when you think you’re fine, doing enough to get by, not upsetting anyone, staying under the radar, and making sure there’s no target on your back. These are the time when you need to grab your glove and smack yourself across the face and say, ” I challenge you!”
People that fly under the radar and make no extra effort never get to the top. You, being the winner that you are, will always be willing to invest the extra effort to get noticed. The truth about trying to avoid notice inevitably backfires and the slacker gets noticed for being dead weight and is fired.
One of Napoleon Hill’s 17 Laws of Success is, “Go the extra mile.”
That philosophy will put substantial mileage between you and the rest of the pack that watches the clock. Once I was part of a job interview where the manager asked a prospective administrative assistant, “What’s you favorite part of the day?”
She answered, “Lunch and going home.”
She did not get the job.
The person who will get ahead in any economy will demonstrate certain assets such as, willingness to do more than asked, willingness to learn more about the business, and willingness to produce more than the one’s waiting for lunch and going home. Make it your business to make ‘happy hour’ the first hour on the job. You may challenge yourself to invest a little extra time now, but the dividend will pay off in countless hours of pleasure as a success.
Have Any Problems?
It was a pleasure to hear R. David Thomas speak some years ago, as he addressed the Pompano Economic Forum. His dry wit and down to earth personality won over the room. He explained how Wendy’s had grown to such a level that he found himself sitting in his office, staring out the window, and thinking, “I don’t have enough problems. So, I took Wendy’s public. Raised so much money that I then had enough problems.”
He was a fantastic business person who came from humble beginnings and never took anything for granted. With all his fortune, fame, and high position, he was kind enough to share with me his time and his insights. He started a program to mentor High School students. He had been inspired when he was in the Army after reading Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich, so, it was natural for him to be a firm believer in motivating, inspiring, and challenging others to do more than they thought they could. Dave Thomas could easily have chosen to make excuses. He chose excellence over excuses, and look where it took him.
Wow, how far can you go, if you just challenge yourself to look for more problems to solve?