"Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking." - William B. Sprague Quote #17 from Dr. Joe Tichio's book.
Happy New Year for the 12th time! Today's daily dose of Organek Food for Thought combines Think and Grow Rich's chapter on The Sixth Sense with the William B. Sprague quote on taking action.
First, let's visit TAGR's "The Sixth Sense". The Sixth Sense is "The Door to the Temple of Wisdom". We all have experienced it. It doesn't matter who you are or how skeptical you want to be. We all have hunches. There are times that you can be driving down the road and you see three cars stopped at a light. If you are in a rush and you "hope" that you don't get behind the slowest of the bunch, guess which one will be the slowest. YEP, MEMORIZE THAT PLATE AS YOU WILL LIKELY HAVE ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD!
Conversely, many of us have avoided near death experiences with our bodies reacting very quickly to something without us controlling it. It is a simple process for our bodies yet it is impossible to explain because we can't see that imaginary brain. We just know it's there. It is best said by the author that, "The sixth sense is not something one can take off or put on at will. Ability to use the power comes slowly and through the application of the other principles described in the book. That book of course is Think and Grow Rich.
The Quote: "Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking." I love the concept of this quote. In 2012 I graduated from the SEVRAR (Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS) leadership program. We were asked to give our own assessment of our key takeaway. I stated, "I learned that you can't get yourself ready to volunteer, you volunteer to get ready." I know it sounds a little cheesy and maybe it was said before and I happened to hear it. The whole point of the quotes, both of them, revolves around the need to not sit around and wait until the conditions are right, instead hammer away while the conditions are wrong to make them right.
I mashed "The Sixth Sense" and the quote up so well you're just going to have to watch the video on this one. This was an easier one for me and I sure enjoyed it. Hope you do, too.
I hope the boredom insurance can make this enjoyable enough that you introduce your clients and family to my daily message.