the years I have met and observed thousands of people
and each and every last one of them say they want some
improvement in certain areas of their lives. In
fact, most of them flat out confessed that they hated
certain situations they were in. But after further
evaluations, I discovered that they weren't willing
to do anything about it. It seemed to be good
enough for them to just sit there and wallow in their
pain, anguish and misery.
year, motivational speaker Les Brown and I were chatting
after we had both conducted trainings for a Network
Marketing Company. We were talking about the number
of people who say they want to make changes but don't
seem to ever do anything about it. I told him
it reminded me of a story I heard him tell an audience
over 10 years ago. Here's how the story goes...One
day a man was walking down the street on his way to
work. As he walked down the street, there were
dogs on just about every front porch and they all would
bark as the man walked passed them. However, there
was one dog that he remembered, because this dog was
just sitting there and he was whimpering and whining
and moaning, you know the little whimpering sounds dogs
make when they are wounded or in some sort of pain.
Well this particular dog was just sitting there on the
front porch making those sounds. The man was curious
as to why this dog wasn't barking like the other dogs
and why he was whimpering. He couldn't figure
it out, so he just kept walking to work. The next
day he was in the same situation where he was walking
down the street and saw the dogs once again and this
same dog that was moaning and groaning the other day
was doing the same thing today and he just couldn't
figure it out. Well, he walked past for an entire
week and every day the dog would be there moaning and
groaning. So, finally, the guy got fed up, he
said "let me find out what's going on." So he
went and knocked on the door and a guy came out and
said, "Yes, how may I help you?" He said, "Sir,
is this your dog?" "Yes, that's my dog."
"Well, what's wrong with him?" The owner of the dog
said, "What do you mean?" "Well, he's been sitting
here moaning and groaning, whimpering and whining for
an entire week. The rest of the dogs are barking,
your dog should be barking too, why is he moaning and
groaning?" The owner said, "Well, he's actually
sitting on a nail." He said, "What! Your
dog is sitting on a nail. Why doesn't he get off?"
"Well, it just doesn't hurt him enough."
You know most people are like that dog sitting on a
nail. I mean, sure, they would like to get off
the nail, but what if they got off the nail and they
died or something? They never seem to stop to
consider that maybe they would be healed, maybe they
would be free, maybe they would be able to move about
and discover some new and exciting options for their
lives. But noooooo. Instead, they just sit
there on that nail because they're not sure what's going
to happen if they get off. I mean, there are no
guarantees of safety so to speak. Even though,
it's not the best feeling in the world, sitting on a
nail, I mean, it's not comfortable sitting on a nail,
it kind of hurts, but at least they know what to expect.
They know that they have $900 per week coming in so
they can pay their bills and put food on the table and
they can put some cloths on their back and a roof over
their heads. You know, that's enough for most
people. They may even get upset with you if you
question their so-called security, I mean, if you hand
them a book or tape program or tell them about a seminar
that can give them some effective strategies for getting
off nails, they may resent you for it. Well, you're
different. You are willing to learn some effective
nail removing strategies that could set you free because
you and I both know that there is no such thing as security.
Well, maybe I should take that back. I do know
of a place where security exists on this planet.
It's called the graveyard. And you know what,
most people tip toe through life so that they can arrive
at the graveyard safely. Of course this will not
be you...Right? That's right...Simply because
instead of Moaning & Groaning, Whimpering &
Whining about not getting the results you desire, you
are a Developing Charging Rhino...And Rhinos always
choose to GET OFF THE NAIL and Create the conditions
they desire...So Until Next Time, Be Sure to...
OFF THE NAIL & Always remember to Go, Go, Go!!!
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