Are You a Bridge Builder?Written by John Boe
There are two kinds of people in this world, those that build bridges and those that don’t. Bridge builders are mentors; they share their experience and build bridges of encouragement and hope for others to cross. They are people of tremendous character and strength that give unselfishly of their time and talents. Bridge builders know importance of taking time to help others without concern for credit or personal gain. They don’t build for recognition or tribute; they build because it is their nature to build bridges. Bridge builders are considerate people and do their very best to support others. They understand power of a kind word, a timely phone call or a note of praise. If you are a bridge builder congratulations, world needs you and is a better place because of difference you make in lives of others. How many bridges have you built lately?
The Bridge Builder
An old man going a lone highway, came at evening cold and gray, to a chasm vast and deep and wide. The old man crossed in twilight dim, The sullen stream had no fear for him; but he turned when safe on other side and built a bridge to span tide.
Adversity Gives You StrengthWritten by John Boe
How can you stay motivated in midst of turbulent times and a sluggish economy? How do you persevere when many companies are reducing spending and customers seem to be holding on to every last penny in fear of an economic downturn? Every challenge you encounter in your life comes with seed of equivalent or greater benefit. Adversity is a hard teacher, it never leaves you where it found you; it will either build you up or tear you down.
Selling in these challenging times requires determination and fortitude. Are you a quitter? Do you give up or give in before you give out? Quitting is habit forming; it becomes easier each time you do it. Thomas A. Edison documented 10,000 failed attempts to develop light bulb. A reporter asked great inventor how it felt to have failed 10,000 times. Edison responded, “Young man, I didn't fail 10,000 times trying to invent light bulb, I simply found 10,000 ways that it wouldn't work!” Think about how different our world would be if Edison had been a quitter. The last time you failed, did you stop trying because you failed – or did you fail because you stopped trying? Having will to persevere when times are tough is a characteristic commonly found among self-made millionaires. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. You must expect to encounter temporary setbacks and potholes of adversity along road to success.