Powerfact: Savvy agents consistently take a long look at what belief systems and habits are placing limits on your ability to expand and grow.
By Darryl Davis, CSP
There is something I want each one of you to do this week, and that is to enlarge your thinking. I want you to expand your mental territory and start thinking BIGGER about what’s possible for your life. I have a story for you to illustrate what I mean.
Two Men Fishing
Let me share a little story to illustrate. There were these two guys that went fishing, and one of them (we’ll call him Tom) would catch a small fish and drop it into the boat. Then he would catch a big fish, and then release it back into the lake. This happened several times — all the small fish Tom caught, he would keep, but every time he got a big fish, he would toss it back into the lake.
The other fisherman, John, was growing more and more curious about this, so he finally asked. “Why are you keeping the little fish and throwing the big ones back?”
Tom responded with a shrug, “Well, it’s because my frying pan is too small to cook the big fish.”
That frying pan is how we see our lives. It’s how we hold to the blessings and opportunities that come our way.
Some of us are walking around with small frying pans, and what we need to do is enlarge our frying pans and start thinking bigger. In doing this, we can start accepting and embracing the bigger opportunities and the bigger blessings that the world is trying to give you.
The world is handing you the big fish, and you are limiting your own success by thinking too small. Those incredible blessings are coming along, and when our frying pan is too small, we have to throw those blessings and opportunities back! And do you really want to do that? NO!
It’s time to look for the BIGNESS of what is possible for you!
I have homework for everyone for the moment you finish reading this. I know that in the hustle and bustle of the week, we can get so overwhelmed by our To-Do list that we lose sight of our accomplishments, get frustrated, and lose focus.
You might already have a To-Do list of 30 to 40 things that you need to do this week, or maybe even before lunchtime. But I want you to write down three major accomplishments that you are going to achieve this week, no matter what. Maybe it’s to get one listing, or get 5 appointments, or make your phone calls consistently.
No matter what those three things are, I want you to make that list and focus on attaining those three things this week.
Ready, Set, Go!
Are you ready to start taking things to the next level? Each week, find your absolute focus on the things that are going to move the needle forward on the results you wish to achieve.
Power Agents, you’ll find lots of tools to be more proactive, productive, mindful, and courageous in our Time and Money Management tab in the Classroom. Tools like our all new 7-Day Power Agent Action Planner.
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