News From Butch
As I have mentioned previously, I receive a number of emails with motivational topics, quotes and poems, I want to thank Joy, from Vermont, for this little tidbit that she sent me last week.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won if he'd stuck it out.
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are -
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.
I really liked this when I read it. I was always taught that “anything worth having is worth working for.” I have also learned that it seems as though the it gets darker just before the light shines in. What I mean by that is that, in my life’s experience, just when it seems as though I can’t take it any more, or that the burden begins to seem to heavy is right when the shift occurs.
We have been experiencing some challenges with the systems changeover, and many circumstances associated with that. Some of you have struggled, as credit cards didn’t process properly, orders weren’t shipped right away, or customer service agents didn’t call you back right away. Was this experience more than you could take? Did you let that experience distract you from your goal? From the ultimate prize?
I am confident that we are moving through those issues in a timely manner. I believe that we will be looking back on this experience as a time of sifting. Who were the true leaders that showed up and played through the challenges?
I invite each of us to re-engage with our dream, our vision of what it is that we are creating together. I invite you to rediscover your passion for what ever business you are in.
Have a great week!