“You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.”- Ralph Marston
Daily Nugget of Gold 1303
“Hey, when are you going to get off this subject?” Well, not yet. Really though, if we are to change our thinking and thus change the results we are able to get in our lives, consideration of how we can think bolder, bigger, and better would likely need to take place, wouldn’t you agree? We would be remiss if we didn’t talk about the infinite nature of possibilities, of for that matter, of opportunities. You can pretty much be assured for every problem which has stymied thousands or millions of people, there is likely someone who has found not only a way to solve it, but to make a buck on it, too. Okay, maybe with the exception of death. Still, people do make a lot of money helping folks avoid that one, at least for a spell. Some of those solutions actually work, for a while at least.
Alright, enough time spent on having some fun, let’s get down to business. Infinite possibilities? Infinite opportunity? Some people really believe that opportunity will only come knocking once or twice in their lives, and most of those would probably say they blew it when it did. Why would you ever want to confine yourself to such an scenario? Opportunity comes to us daily in the form of problems. The possibilities of what we can do with them are endless and amazing. Even when someone has come up with what appears to be the ultimate solution for some vexation, someone else comes along and finds a better or at least a marketable alternative. Want an example?
“Build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door” we’ve heard said. Well, there’s that classic one everyone is aware of, with the spring loaded wire thingy that slams down on the mouse when they take the bait, and that suits a lot of people. What about people who really don’t like the idea of killing mice, but rather would just like to part company with them? We ourselves have used several no-kill traps, and actually kept some mice as pets. Call us strange. (In an aquarium, by the way) Still, we’ve bought several of these at a premium (compared to the price of the old standard). We like the fact that kids and pets can’t easily be harmed by them. SOMEONE’S making a buck here!
There’s always a solution, there are always ways to improve. The possibilities are truly endless, and the opportunities that this paradigm creates are as well. We can just about guarantee that none of the leaders in business believe that opportunities only come once in a great while, for they are in the business of innovation- and if they don’t think so, they’re not going to be in business very long.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“How can I better train myself to see the multitude of opportunities in every problem?”
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