Who is the Smarter Man?"

Written by Fred Renoudet

As I said beforerepparttar secret to success is having a good plan, a lot of determination, and especially patience. In our quest for success, we should always remember our priorities.

Unfortunately, we live in a society where a personís success is measured byrepparttar 101967 size of their billfold, their car and their home. To some people, belonging torepparttar 101968 country club means they "have arrived". To others, where there are multiple country clubs, they canít join just any club they must belong to THE Country Club.

I am reminded of a story that I heard years ago while attending a seminar.

A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimentedrepparttar 101969 Mexican fisherman onrepparttar 101970 quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.

"Not very long - it is a very nice day andrepparttar 101971 fish are plentiful," answeredrepparttar 101972 Mexican.

"But then I donít understand, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" askedrepparttar 101973 American.

The Mexican fisherman explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family.

The American asked, "But what do you do withrepparttar 101974 rest of your time?"

"I get to sleep as late as I wish, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with my wife. Inrepparttar 101975 evenings, I go intorepparttar 101976 village to be with my friends, have a few drinks, playrepparttar 101977 guitar, and sing a few songs...I have a very full life."

"Hold on a second",repparttar 101978 American interrupted, "I have an MBA from Harvard and I can really help you! You have to have a good plan. You need to stay focused on a target - success. You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sellrepparttar 101979 extra fish you catch.

Where You Want To Be

Written by Peter Murphy

Barry was onrepparttar phone in his office, speaking with confidence, energy and passion.

In his office were a number of removal men working quickly moving furniture outrepparttar 101966 door torepparttar 101967 van parked outside. Before longrepparttar 101968 office was bare except for some old files, a cracked picture frame and a parched plant.

Just then a tall man in a dark suit enteredrepparttar 101969 building with a swagger. He found Barry still onrepparttar 101970 phone, standing in a corner ofrepparttar 101971 empty office. His voice echoed aroundrepparttar 101972 empty room as he finished his conversation and hung up and placedrepparttar 101973 phone back onrepparttar 101974 floor.

Barry reached into his pocket to find his keyring, he selectedrepparttar 101975 car key and reluctantly handed it over. The man inrepparttar 101976 suit grabed it before walking outside and driving off at high speed inrepparttar 101977 car.

John walked in to see Barry just as all of this was happening. He was surprised at how relaxed and confident Barry was givenrepparttar 101978 circumstances. You see, Barry had just lost his business andrepparttar 101979 removal men had arrived to repossess his furniture whilerepparttar 101980 car leasing company had taken backrepparttar 101981 Rolls Royce becauserepparttar 101982 payments had fallen into arrears.

John was here forrepparttar 101983 same reason - to collect an unpaid debt. Although it was clear now that there was little chance of getting any money. So John and Barry did a deal. If Barry would teach him how he could be so cool inrepparttar 101984 face of pressure thanrepparttar 101985 debt would be regarded as paid.

This is what Barry said to him:

**The big secret in life is to train your mind to think only about what you want to happen and to keep your thoughts off of what you do not want. Despiterepparttar 101986 fact that I have just lost my business, my car, and my office I just got offrepparttar 101987 phone, before it gets disconnected, after negotiating what could be one of my biggest deals ever.

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