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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 we want?

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 today.

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