I read this today from Jim Rohn and thought you’d like it..
Don’t send your ducks to eagle school.
Why? Because it won’t work. Good people are found not changed.
They can change themselves, but you can’t change them. You want
good people, you have to find them.
If you want motivated people, you have to find them, not motivate
I picked up a magazine not long ago in New York that had a
full-page ad in it for a hotel chain.
The first line of the ad read, We do not teach our people to be
nice.” Now that got my attention. The second line said, We hire nice
I thought, what a cleaver shortcut!” Motivation is a mystery. Why
are some people motivated and some are not?
Why does one salesperson see his first prospect at 7 in the morning while the other sees his first prospect at 11 in the morning? Why would one start at 7 and the other at 11?
I don’t know. Call it mysteries of the mind.”
I give lectures to a thousand people at a time. One walks out and
says, “I’m going to change my life.” Another walks out with a yawn and
says, I’ve heard all this stuff before.” Why is that?
The wealthy man says to a thousand people, I read this book, and it
started me on the road to wealth.” Guess how many of the thousand go out
and get the book? Answer: very few. Isn’t that incredible? Why wouldn’t everyone go
get the book?
Mysteries of the mind…To one person, you have to say,
You’d better slow down. You can’t work that many hours, do that
many things, go, go, go.
You’re going to have a heart attack and die.” And to another
person, you have to say,
When are you going to get off the couch?” What is the difference?
Why wouldn’t everyone strive to be wealthy and happy?
Chalk it up to mysteries of the mind, and don’t waste your time
trying to turn ducks into eagles.
Find people who already have the motivation and drive to be eagles
and then just let them soar.
The Ultimate Intention is to Make Someone Else’s Life Better.