The Strangest Places
I was having dinner at a fancy restaurant in a nice part of town. I had just finished washing my hands in the men’s room and now I was waving my arms back and forth in front of an automatic paper towel dispenser.
No matter how I waived, the stubborn thing refused to spit out a towel.
It wasn’t long before I got the feeling someone was watching me.
When I turned around, I discovered a boy – he must have been about seven years old – and he was standing on his toes to reach the automatic faucet.
He’d been watching me as I did my crazy dance in front of the magical paper towel machine.
As he finished washing his hands, he looked up at me with a sage gaze, shook his head, and in a world-weary tone said, “It may look cool, but if it doesn’t work…”
And then he shrugged.
It May Look Cool
- How many books or blogs do you read?
- How many seminars and workshops do you attend?
- How many great ideas have you encountered?
- How many tools have you been given?
How many have you put to work?
That 7-year-old kid had a point.
All those ideas may look good, they may sound great, they may be exciting…
But if you don’t put them into action, if they’re not put to work, then what’s the point?
I want to challenge you to take just one of the good ideas you’ve come across – take that one good idea and put it to work.
Start small…as small as you possibly can. So small it’s almost impossible not to take action.
You don’t have to know everything about it, you don’t have to be an expert, you just have to start.
You don’t have to be good to start, but you have to start to be good. -Joe Sabah
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David M. Dye
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