Your Inspirational Thought for the Day
Are you ready for an inspirational thought? the following
might sound too simple, but if you think about it for even a
moment, you'll see that the implications are profound. Here is
your inspirational thought for the day:
Whatever you want to do in your life,
and no matter where you are starting, someone has done something
similar or even something more difficult, starting with less
than you have.
Okay, there are some of you out of the six billion on the
planet for whom this doesn't apply. Some really want to do things
that are far beyond anything a man or woman has ever done. I
apologize to the fifty of you. As for the rest of us, what do
Do you want a loving partner? Someone less attractive, less
charming and less intelligent than you is getting happily married
somewhere today. Do you want to create a new food and successfully
market it? Most of you reading this already have more resources
than Harlan Sanders had when he started trying to sell his Kentucky
Fried Chicken. Do you want a big beautiful home? At least three
people in your town have such a home after being poorer than
you at some point in their lives, right?
In the movie "The Edge," Anthony Hopkin's character
says "What one man can do, another can do," and he
goes on to kill the bear that is stalking him. You can do what
others have done, even if you aren't currently as strong, as
rich, or as smart. Not all who have done great things were always
stronger, smarter and richer than you. Like them, you can learn
the right things, take the right actions and put in the effort.
That is why this is an inspirational thought. Consider where
some people have started from, and you will find yourself saying,
"If he can do it, I can too."
When I tell friends they can save money to buy a home, they
often claim they just don't have any extra to save. They forget
that they already know several people who are making less money
and surviving just fine. If they lived like those people for
a while, couldn't they bank the difference? (Just say yes - finding
reasons why you can't do something is a terrible habit to encourage.)
Want to get a date for this Friday? Here's a clue: I saw a
young man ask a woman friend why he couldn't get a date. She
asked him if he asked anyone out. He thought about it for a moment
and said, "No." "That's why," she told him.
I knew a jerk who always had a date - after asking out twenty
women per week. These are lessons, aren't they? If a jerk can
get a date, you can, right?
Colonel Sanders, by the way, drove around in an old van living
off his social security check as 900 restaurants told him they
were not interested in his recipe. Eventually one said yes, and
he made millions. Could that inspire you to try something more
than three times?
Poor families come here speaking little English and end up
owning restaurants and stores. Find out why, if you want to own
a restaurant or store. Want to be a millionaire? There are over
two million millionaires in the U.S. alone. Read their stories,
talk to them, and learn how to make money. Whatever your situation,
someone has been in a worse one and made it far better. If they
can do it, so can you. That is your inspirational thought for