Thought for the day 14 June, 2017


Thought for the Day – 14 June 2017

I have to be honest. I’ve had one of those days, where everything I tried to do hit a snag. So, I was very tempted to say that my thought for the day was that I haven’t had any thoughts that didn’t involve colorful language and all my pets avoiding me!

You must have had those days too. Those “I should just have stayed in bed” days, or those “I hate Wednesdays” days or those days, where you are so frustrated with your lack of success that you want to scream and tear your hair. (If you still have any.) I call these days, “time to focus and rethink” days. Clearly, if everything you are trying to do is going wrong, then probably you are doing the wrong things, OR you are doing the right things wrongly. I just wrote that and, even to me, it either sounds deep or convoluted or just downright ridiculous. You see what I mean about everything I try going wrong!

So I’m tempted, once more…… to say that my thought for today is:

“If at first you don’t succeed, give up and go for an ice-cold beer!”

However tempting that would be, it is clearly admitting defeat. And that is inconsistent with my very competitive personality, which completely rejects all sports teams that don’t win. So I am forced to regroup and think again. (Even though, this week, there have been too many losers on the sports’ front.) I realize that, if I’m going to come up with a thought for today, I must think a little differently than usual. I must allow my mind to soar beyond my usual experiences. (Don’t look for the big finish yet, I’m still thinking.) And then it suddenly comes to me. This coming up with a different thought for five days straight, is not easy. In fact, it is really quite difficult. So, in the end, my thought for today is obvious”

“The more I practice, the luckier I get.”

This thought was first put into words by Gary Player and look how he turned out.

I hope you had a better thinking day than I did.

Cheers, Dave

 


About Dave Macfie

Dave Macfie is the General Manager and Lead Consultant of Unique Advantage South Africa, a consulting company specializing in creating unique business advantage from purpose, analysis, insight, alignment and action. Dave’s qualifications include a double honors degree in mathematics and physics and a post graduate certificate in education. (Cum Laude) His career spans forty five years of experience in IT, business, property development and high school teaching. He lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with his wife Sandi and three of his seven children. Dave loves addressing business performance challenges, reading, writing fiction and non-fiction, gardening and spending time with his family.

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