Monday Morning Wake Up Call:
Your Motivation, Inspiration, & Direction for the Week Ahead
The Good Thing About Challenges
Good morning. This week I wanted to share a story about the benefits of challenges. Yes, you read it correctly. Life gives all of us challenges, and at the time, it’s hard to understand why at the time. But as you may know, the answer usually comes later.
One day, a young boy was talking through the woods, when he spotted a cocoon. There was a small gap in cocoon, and he could see that the butterfly was trying hard to get out. It took a lot of time, the butterfly was trying very hard, and the gap was as little as before. It seemed that the butterfly needed help. So, the young boy got a small knife and cut the cocoon. The butterfly immediately got out, but its body was weak and feeble, and the wings were barely moving.
The boy continued to watch the butterfly, thinking that now its wings would spread and its would fly. However, that did not happen.
The rest of its life the butterfly had to drag its weak body and wings that weren’t spread. It was unable to fly, because the boy did not realize that an effort to enter through the narrow gap of the cocoon was necessary for the butterfly, so that the life-giving fluid would move from the body to the butterfly’s wings and that the butterfly could fly. Life forced the butterfly to go through that trial and leave its shell, so it would become stronger and would be able to grow and develop.
If we were allowed to live without meeting difficulties, we might also go through life weak and unprepared. Life gives us challenges to make us stronger.
Something to Think About
When we are in the midst of the struggle, it’s hard to think of the lesson that we are being taught. Look for the good. Always look for the good.
Do something fun this week! You have been working hard all year long!
Words of Wisdom
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Josh Billings
On any given Monday I am one sale closer and one idea away from being a millionaire. Larry D. Turner
One of the best predictors of ultimate success in either sales or non-sales selling isn’t natural talent or even industry expertise, but how you explain your failures and rejections. Daniel H. Pink
If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost. Zig Ziglar
The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph! Marvin Phillips