Thursday, November 8, 2007

Success is Neutral

Okay, now I know this sounds crazy, but while I was at the urinal in a public restroom doing my business I had this epiphany. “Success is Neutral.” That’s right success is just like money it is completely neutral. Can money be used for good? Can it be used for bad? Of course. But what about success? Can Success be completely neutral like money is?

And then it dawned on me, I was successfully urinating. Fortunately no one was in the restroom to see that I was having a moment in my moment with the john. After zipping up and washing my hands these thoughts kept flooding through my mind:

In my life I’ve been successfully:

· Miserable
· Happy
· In a great relationships
· In a miserable relationships
· Rich
· Poor
· Physically unfit
· Physically fit
· Healthy
· Sick

Heck, I have been a successful couch-potato, a business owner, a grump and an effective sales representative. Success is completely neutral. It’s so neutral that I have even successfully felt like a failure before. I have successfully failed, and failed and failed over and over again. Success is neutral!

So here’s what I thought about that epiphany at the urinal since then: If success is neutral then that means as a human being I am only capable of success. Successful pain or pleasure, either way I’m a success at whatever it is I set my mind to.

Wait a minute!?

What did I just say?

I’m successful at whatever I set my mind to.

Now, I have always believed that. I have told people for the longest time that whenever I set my mind on something I do whatever it takes to get it done—another success story. And then I realized that since success is neutral, I only have to set my sights on what I’d like to achieve. So if I want to be successfully going up, I must aim my sights on the up.

So there you have it, from successfully using the john to being successful in every aspect of life. All you have to do is Aim!

Wisdom from the John today:

Success is Nuetral.

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