The 5 C’s of Success

1164836_coins_5 Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.  ~Author Unknown

I posted this story some time ago and felt that it was worth repeating, it was a good reminder for me to read it again.  Wishing you a great weekend!

I found this great story about listening to others instead of our own heart and intuition, which really says it all.  It is not bad to ask advice of those you respect and listen to it, but in the end it needs to be up to you to make the decisions that you feel are correct for your life.   If you make decisions based on what others believe, you will never know what would have happened had you done things your way.  This is how regrets happen and life is too short for regrets that we could have done something about.  Read and take heed.

Education Does Not Mean Good Judgment ~ Author Unknown

There is a story about a man who sold hot dogs by the roadside. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers . He was hard of hearing, so he never listened to the radio. His eyes were weak, so he never watched television. But enthusiastically, he sold lots of hot dogs. His sales and profit went up. He ordered more meat and got himself a bigger and a better stove. As his business was growing, the son, who had recently graduated from college, joined his father. Then something strange happened. The son asked, “Dad, aren’t you aware of the great recession that is coming our way?” The father replied, “No, but tell me about it.” The son said, “The international situation is terrible. The domestic is even worse. We should be prepared for the coming bad time.” The man thought that since his son had been to college, read the papers, and listened to the radio, he ought to know and his advice should not be taken lightly. So the next day, the father cut down his order for the meat and buns, and was no longer enthusiastic about his business. Very soon, fewer and fewer people bothered to stop at his hot dog stand. And his sales started coming down rapidly. The father said to his son, “Son, you were right. We are in the middle of a recession. I am glad you warned me ahead of time.”

What is the moral of the story?

1. Many times we confuse intelligence with good judgment.

2. A person may have high intelligence but poor judgment.

3. Choose your advisers carefully and use your judgment.

4. A person can and will be successful with or without formal education if they have the 5 Cs: character

commitment, conviction, courtesy, courage

5. The tragedy is that there are many walking encyclopedias out their who are living failures.

Inspiration Stories

08/19/14

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