“Are You A Thermometer Or A Thermostat?” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Thu, May 10, 2012


Friday QuoteLesson

This is a good one. Do you control you or does some other person, company, circumstance or whatever? Are you in control of who you are, what you do and what you stand for?

I am.

I decided a long time ago that it was my fault.

If I succeed, it’s my fault. If I fail, it’s my fault. I don’t make excuses. And I don’t like those weak people that do. I don’t tolerate it in my business and in my life.

I might take it a little too far, but this is what I believe. Here’s an example: if I stop at a stop sign and then go and I get hit by some joker that didn’t stop, it’s my fault. Why? I didn’t look good enough. You might not agree, but that’s to the extent I go with this thermostat stuff.

You should be in full control. Do NOT blame others for your failures. Do NOT blame the economy if you can’t make it in your dry cleaning business. Do NOT blame your spouse if your marriage is not going well. Do NOT blame your customers if they’re not bringing in enough dry cleaning and business. Do NOT blame anything but yourself for whatever is not going right in your business and life.

Failure is your fault. Success is your fault.

When you get this through your thick skull, business and life will happen.

Stop blaming. Take control. You are your business and your life.

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