Thank God its Wednesday?
Now that’s just weird you say. And in a way, I have to agree with you. How can you be thankful in the middle of a strain? How can you be thankful, when you are up to your ears in alligators?
In the middle of a fight, it is hard to be thankful. In fact, you don’t have time to do anything except fight. And having been in the martial arts ring for years earlier in my life; I know that’s true. There are certainly times that you better keep your mind on the task a hand. Times that you better not look any further, than the next punch or you are likely to eat a fist sandwich. That’s the voice of experience talking. There is certainly no time for a rejoicing session.
Ok, so you are not into the martial arts. How about football? How many times do you see the receiver miss catching the quarterback’s pass, because he started to run BEFORE he securely caught the ball. This always results in an incomplete pass or a fumble. The point is obvious, when in the middle of something; you have to keep your mind on what you are doing.
Surely the middle of the week is no different than the middle of a karate fight or a football play in some ways. And I guess that point brings me to my Wednesday message about making the most of your life.
Attend to the task at hand. Keep your guard up and keep swinging. Keep your eye on the ball and focus on the catch. In other words make the most of the moment in front of you.
If you get a chance to catch your breath in between rounds. Then breathe a prayer of thanks that you are still in the fight. If you get a chance to come to the sideline between plays. Then be thankful for catching the ball and having the strength to play the game.
You can’t beat the opponent, if you don’t fight. You can’t catch the ball, if you don’t go out for the pass. The automatic way to get a NO inthe sales game or any other professional endeavor is not to ask for the business.
Get in the fight. Play your best game. Put first things first. Do one thing well, before you do something else. Give the task at hand your best shot. You may still take a few punches, miss a few passes & lose a few sales. But you sure are not going to win the contest, if you don’t get in the ring and fight with gusto.
Thank God for the strength you have, give the fight your best effort and watch out for that incoming punch. Happy hump day!