The LESSON from Thanksgiving Dinner
The first Thanksgiving of a newlywed couple, the husband observed how his young wife cut both ends of the turkey before putting it in the oven. He wondered why, so he asked her. “I don’t really know. This is how my mother did it”, she replied with the gorgeous smile and loving patience of an angel.
The young man became curious so when the mother in law arrived for dinner he asked her. Why did you teach your daughter to cut both ends of the Turkey before
cooking it? The mother in law, with the voice of experience, responded: “That was the way my mother did it”.
At this point, everyone became curious so, as soon as the grandmother arrived, they all gathered around her to hear the revealing answer to this most perplexing question. Why did the grandmother cut both ends of the Turkey before cooking
it? In a soft, sweet voice, the grandma answered: “Because that was the only way I could fit the turkey in my oven”…
And so it is with most people who live on turkey leftovers as compared to enjoying the entire turkey. They are perpetuating the thoughts and actions they learned years ago even though these no longer serve them well.
Have you stop to wonder if maybe what you have been taught is obsolete and you need to get new information to grow your business and your life?
La Cena del Dia de Gracias.
Durante la primera cena del día de gracias de una joven pareja, el esposo observo como la bella esposa cortaba los dos extremos del pavo antes de cocinarlo. Por
curiosidad le pregunto porque hacia esto. “En realidad no lo se. Así lo hacia mi Mama”, respondió la hermosa joven con la paciencia y la sonrisa de un
Al joven le dio más curiosidad, así que en cuanto llego la suegra le hizo la misma pregunta. La suegra, con el tono de la experiencia, simplemente respondió: “No lo se, así me enseño mi Mama.”
Ansiosamente el joven espero a que llegara la abuela para hacerle la misma pregunta. La abuelita, con tono suave y sabio, respondió: “Es que esa era la única
manera en la que el pavo cabía en mi horno”…
Y así es con la mayoría de la gente que esta viviendo con solo unos pedazos de pavo en lugar de con el pavo entero. Solo porque han perpetuado los pensamientos anticuados y acciones obsoletas que aprendieron años atrás…
Si no estas viviendo a plenitud, ¿te has preguntado si quizás la información que tienes es obsoleta y necesitas NUEVA información para crecer en tu vida y en tu negocio?
Who can forget the excitement and adrenalin rush just before the
start of a race? The body is
tense, the mind is focused, you can sense every breath and every heartbeat. And then, boom ! off you go as fast as you can. No time to think anymore, you are now IN THE RACE. If you so much as to flinch, you can loose valuable seconds that can cause you to end up last. You must react fast and correct as you go.
The beginning of the race is all a rush: go, go, go... It does not take long before the muscles starts to ask for oxygen and your mind starts to play games creating
self defense thoughts like: Why in the world did I get in this race?? I was fine without racing this silly race that no one cares about. None of my friends entered this race, why should I do it? It hurts!! Why race at all? You are going to loose anyway, you are not competitive, why even try or keep going? STOP it hurts !!!
Right about ¾ into the race, everyone (not just you) hits a wall. You have pretty
much depleted your physical fuel and now you are forced to switch to mental
fuel. This is the perfect time to quit, you can fake a pulled muscle, you can always show everyone the big blister on your foot, or trip on purpose so that it’s clear that “it is not your fault”. That’s it ! Brilliant ideas that everyone will understand and easily justify your quitting. In fact, in your mind the little voice tells you: why do you even have to explain it to anyone, it is your life and you can quit if you want to….
So what keeps the very few that make it past this point? In simple terms: They are no longer thinking straight, they are now operating on pure heart. They simply WANT to finish, get it done. They are overriding their constant mental attacks and physical pain with their huge desire to cross the finish line. At some point in the race, they decided they would not live with defeat. They no longer care
about first or second places. They have decided to finish or die trying. It is now personal.
They impact of quitting becomes unacceptable and the thought of living
with failure becomes greater than the physical or emotional pain of the
moment. They realize that the rewards and self satisfaction awaiting them at the finish line are well worth any amount of pain they have to endure to get to the finish line.
Upon making the decision to finish, suddenly, a second wing comes to you, you have a mental glimpse of the finish line, just enough to feed your spirit with the hope that maybe you can actually finish the race you started. Everything
begins to move in slow speed, in a blur. You can see the finish line. Your body is now numbed to the pain, numbed to the yelling and screaming of the spectators. Some cheer for you and some against you but you no longer hear or care.
You are on a mission to finish….
The second you cross the finish line, you are overwhelmed, sometimes to the point of crying with the satisfaction of having accomplished what most never believed you could. You have actually accomplished what most never will, you have gone past the point that breaks most, you have endured not only the physical pain but most importantly you were able to shut up that little defeating voices inside your head who played with you all along telling you to quit, stop, you couldn’t do it, this race was not for you, etc. etc… Oh what an incredible feeling, what an amazing accomplishment.
Now that you have experienced the race, everything changes for you, Fame,
Fortunes, Recognition, Respect, all are now available to you because now you
know what it takes to win in life.
“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go” – TS Elliot
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