One of my favorite routines from Southern comedian, Brother Dave Gardner (pictured here), went like this:
There was a wise old sage who was sitting in his house, being introspective, and just groovin’ on the weirdness of life. Suddenly there was a knock on the door.
“Who’s there?” shouted the sage.
“It’s me,” a voice replied.
“Go away, I’m busy,” said the sage.
A few minutes later there was another knock on the door.
“It’s me,” answered the same voice.
“I said go away! I’m busy groovin’ on the weirdness of life.”
Another few minutes passed, and for the third time the knock came.
“It’s YOU,” said the same voice.
“Well, come on in, myself! How is I?” said the sage!
This morning I was busy groovin’ on the weirdness of life. When I’m being introspective, it’s almost always weird!
What I thought about this morning is that when I was a young man, I thought I was 10 feet tall and bulletproof. There were so many years left before I even needed to think about dying.
Now that I’m fast approaching 70, things have changed. I realize I probably only have about 50 years left…more or less!
When I was a young man, I didn’t have any aches and pains…my body worked wonderfully. Now my body constantly reminds me that it’s there, and it takes some real effort to make it work the way it needs to.
When I was a young man, it seemed that time just crawled by at the speed of a glacier. I couldn’t wait to be a teenager, to be 16 so I could drive, to be 21 so no one could tell me what to do (HA HA!). Now the days and weeks and months and years flash by with ever-increasing speed!
Here’s the thing. There’s so much left to accomplish. There’s so much to teach. There are so many people who need to learn what I’ve learned and know what I know. There are so many business owners who are struggling, and they can be so successful, if I can teach them. That’s the burning desire in my heart and soul…to help business owners and salespeople sell effectively, avoid the dumb mistakes I’ve made in my 45+ years of selling and become truly successful at serving people through their products and services.
Looking back, I wonder what the effect would have been, had I recognized my own mortality and the importance of making every single moment really count, doing the things that really mattered. Going forward, I’m resolved to make the most of the seconds and minutes and hours of every day that God grants me on this planet.
I hope you engage in a little introspection too…groove on the weirdness of life, much earlier in your life than I have in mine, and that you make the very most of every moment that you’re here!
I wish you unreasonably massive success in your life and in your business.
Love & blessings,
THE Sales Wizard
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