Wednesday, February 7, 2018

One of My Favorite Quotes of Jim Rohn's is....

"Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better,
Don't wish for less problems, wish for more skills,
Don't wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom."

On the ESPN Bad Boys documentary about the Detroit Pistons from the eighties they were interviewing Michael Jordan about those teams. The Pistons brutalized Jordan. They were able to get away with much more physical play than they are now. Detroit routinely knocked Jordan to the ground every chance they got making his life miserable.
After another playoff loss to the Pistons what did Michael do? Did he say the officiating needed to get better? Did he want rules changed? Were his teammates to blame?
Jordan said, and I paraphrase, "I needed to get as strong as I could so I could absorb as much punishment as possible and continue to play at a high level." How cool is that? He said that he needed to get better. He didn't ask for it to be easier. Jordan didn't tell the media how unfair everything was. No, Jordan said that HE needed to get better.

What do you do when it gets difficult? Do you ask for easier, or less work? Are you complaining about the lack of help you get everyday?

That's what 97% of people say. Instead of making a way they stand around bitching about what's not happening. What they forgot is the other thing that's not happening is them working. All the time spent trying to find someone to bail you out is time not working.
Look at the situation and find out why things aren't going right. Every solution to a problem begins by looking in the mirror. Once you know what you need to improve then attack the problem. Asking for it to be easier won't help you handle these situations in the future. Attack the impossible with vigor and enthusiasm. The problem isn't as bad as it usually seems.

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