Monday, July 20, 2009

“Let's Talk About Fish” - Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog – Your Future

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I hope that these little pearls of wisdom will keep you on the right track. When I was younger my father would share these little sayings with me and to tell you the truth they didn't mean much to me until later in my life. Perhaps you need some encouragement now and these will help.

As you know I am an avid fisherman so we will start with a fish story. You have heard all your life that you can be a big fish in a small pond but have you ever really thought about that saying? All it means is that yes, you may start at the top but this only gives the other fish the opportunity to grow and catch you so then you will no longer be the big fish but only another member of a group in the pond. The other half of this story is you may be a small fish in a big pond. This indicates that there are larger fish in your pond. What are you supposed to come away from this story with? If you are lucky enough not to be eaten then you may someday become a big fish but, guess what? You will also still be in a big pond.

I have analyzed these two sayings and my conclusion is that I still want to be the small fish with unlimited possibilities to reach the top. Yes, there may be sharks out there to get you but if by your craftiness you avoid them, your goals and ambitions will be achieved, My father said it another way, “One of the secrets to success is to hang out with the successful people in the industry that you had chosen for yourself." I have to agree with him because you see he was my father and a very wise man.

Another pearl is one that I have shared with you before. The biggest deterrents to your success are your friends and family. Yes, they both love you but your friends are afraid that if you are extremely successful you will stop being their friend and your family is afraid that if you step out of your comfort zone you will be hurt. Because of these factors it is your responsibility to assure not only your family but also your friends that by doing nothing, failure is guaranteed.

I believe that I have very few readers that have achieved everything in life that they want to accomplish. So by working together perhaps we can make those dreams come true. In this business to be truly successful you have to find a few people that you trust. In Church we call this the cord of the triple strands. One strand by itself can be easily broken but a triple strand is stronger than many strands by themselves. So you must be asking what can these other people do for me because they may be competition, right? No, they are the ones that will encourage you when you want to quit or give you the right advice right before you make a mistake. They are the ones that want to accompany you to a sale when everything in your body says don't go, or they may partner up with you on a purchase because they know you need for something good to happen in your life. God didn't create us to go it alone.

I am going to end with a little poem called "Don't Quit".

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
- Author unknown

My mother had this framed and sent it to me when I was going through some difficult times. If you ever need it be sure it is close at hand.

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