Don't get carried away-woodmam

A 63-year-old woman once walked from New York City to Miami, Florida. After a long walk and overcoming many obstacles, she arrived in Miami. There, a reporter interviewed her. The reporter wanted to know if the hardships of the journey had ever intimidated her. How did she muster the courage to travel on foot?

  The old woman replied, "It doesn't take courage to take a step, and that's what I did. I took one step, then another, then another, and I got here."

  Yes, in everything you do, if you take the first step and then another step, you will gradually get closer to your destination. If you know your specific destination and you take the first step toward it, you're on the road to success!

  Don't get carried away

  Many of the world's failures stem from the complacency that cannot be restrained when success is achieved. When we achieve a milestone, we should avoid getting carried away and instead say to ourselves, "We got lucky this time."

  In Knysna, an old forester was explaining how to cut down a tree. He pointed out that if you don't know where that tree will fall if you cut it, don't cut it. He said, "The tree always falls toward the side with less support, so if you want the tree to fall in any direction, just cut the support on that side."

  Bannard half-heartedly. He knew that if they made a slight mistake, they could damage an expensive house on one side and a brick garage on the other.

  Filled with anxiety, he drew a line in the ground between the two buildings. In those days there were no chain saws, and tree cutting was a matter of wrist strength and skill. The old forester spat on his hands, swung his axe and chopped at the giant pine. The tree was more than 1 meter in diameter at the base, and the old forester seemed to be over 60 years old, but had full arm strength.

  About half an hour later, the tree did fall on the line, the top of the tree far away from the house. Bannard congratulated him for cutting so accurately, and he was a little surprised, but didn't say anything. In less than an afternoon, the old forester had felled the tree into a neat log, and split the branches into firewood.

  Bannard told him that he would never forget his tree-cutting tips.

  The old forester lifted the axe on his shoulder and was about to turn away when he suddenly said, "We're lucky there's no wind. Always beware of the wind."

  Take the right action in time

  Instead of worrying in vain, it's better to have a well-thought-out plan, rely on tenacity and take concrete, actionable action.

  SKAS - Peter Heene, president of Walsh, is a big oil dealer in New York City. He inherited his father's business, and from the day he inherited it, he had to deal with a well-trained staff, a competitive market, changing customers, and rising costs and declining profits that seemed too grim for a young man of only 22.

  A very shy man, Heine had just graduated from St. John's University Business School and was nervous as he faced a large company that had been very successful in the past but was not vibrant enough today. In two years he gained 105 pounds and developed a habit of smoking three and a half packs of cigarettes a day, and to relieve his stress he drank two martinis a day.

  When Heine became the client of the famous consultant Covey, Covey made a thorough consideration of the situation he faced and made the following recommendations: provide a new training program for his salesmen, change his dependence on the market, and restructure the company. Covey also suggested that he get involved in the service department, including finding new oil patrons and finding new equipment evaluators.

  Any of the above changes would have been a test for the average person. The last suggestion was particularly antithetical to the young man's character. However, he was a strong man, and once he knew what to do, he was eager to act. With a well-thought-out plan, he embarked on the task of restructuring the company. The opposition of the salesmen and his own lack of experience in the market posed a challenge at the beginning of the plan. Within a year, however, the company underwent a dramatic change: Heine developed a new training program for his salesmen, in which he played a major role. In the first two months of the year, he was number one in the sales organization. He designed his own software and wrote programs to understand and control changes in the market, and he soon gained a reputation within the market as a sales-cum-service leader. His prices were not the lowest, yet customers were drawn to his company in droves to work with him.

  Without careful planning and tenacity, he would have given up in about a month. It actually took a little longer than expected, but Heine was able to keep things on track. In the end, he summed up his accomplishments this way: "We've been trying to follow the advice Mr. Covey provided, and frankly, it's been our biggest gain of the year. We've really doubled our revenue. Our debt has also changed significantly as a result of the company's growth: last year we had $1.35 million in debt, and this year it's down to $750,000. In addition, we now have $400,000 in the bank, compared to $550,000 in debt this time last year."

  Today, Heine remains active and energetic, having lost 100 pounds, given up smoking and drinking, and playing tennis twice a week. He has acquired two companies as large as his initial one and intends to acquire another. He no longer feels any pressure at all, and he has plenty of confidence.

  The revelation of the tea bowl and saucer

  Can find in ordinary life "not strange strange" people, it is easy to grasp the opportunity to achieve success.

  Many accomplished scientists, from childhood, have a strong ability to observe life, and diligent thinking, from which to find something of value.

  Mother served tea to guests, Riley looked intently at his mother's every move, he was completely fascinated by the dishes in her hands.

  He found that: the mother initially brought the tea bowl is easy to slide in the saucer, but, in the spilled hot tea on the saucer, the tea bowl will not slide; although the mother's hand still shaking, the saucer tilted more, the tea bowl is like sucked on the saucer, no longer moving.

  "That's so funny! I must find out why this is!" Riley was very excited, the brain generated the desire to study friction in physics. After the guests left, he repeatedly experimented with tea bowls and saucers, he also found a glass bottle, put on the glass plate for experiments to see the glass plate slowly tilted when the bottle sliding situation. Then he sprinkled some water on the glass plate to compare and see what the difference was. After several experiments and analysis, he made this conclusion about the sliding between the tea bowl and saucer: there is always some grease on the surface of the tea bowl and saucer, grease reduces the friction between the tea bowl and saucer, so it is easy to slide. When sprinkled with hot tea, grease dissolved and dissipated, the bowl in the saucer is not easy to slide.

  Then, he further studied the role of oil in solid friction and proposed the theory that lubricant reduces friction. Later, his discovery was applied to production and life, in the place where there is a machine rotation, almost all without lubricant. 1904, Riley won the Nobel Prize in physics.

  The beggar's "appetite"

  In life, no matter what to do, we must grasp the appropriate measure and scale, the so-called "the time to strike." Once you miss the best time, you may get nothing.

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