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Saturday, January 20, 2007
I discovered this interview while pouring myself a cup of coffee. I was plugging along on Saturday morning - my favorite day of the week. I always get so much done on a Saturday because few know I am working. And I can allow myself to be creative. And so into my head and out my fingertips flew the following interview with success.The reason I wrote it was mostly for me - as I have been interviewing success for quite some time. I have been asking Success what it is I need to do to be like him. What I have learned is that I was not yet ready to say YES to success would ask of me. What I do know now is - that decision will have to be made very soon. I know what I will say to the question "are you ready" - I just hope I get the courage to say yes before the door of opportunity swings shut. I hope you too can do the same.
Interview with Success
Q: Well Success, where have you been? It has been so tough to catch up with you and make an appointment with you!
Q: Hmm. Then why is it that very few can ever find you?
Success: The truth of the matter is I am usually right in front of people. They often claim they see my backside (laughter) which they identify as failure – but we are really one and the same. And the reason they see failure is because he is picking himself up off of the ground. I always drag failure up and around with me. Sometimes I get impatient but I pick us both up and we continue on our way.
Q: Why is it then that people see failure and not you – Success?
Success: People are often so preoccupied with their thoughts of little things – that they are looking down – as if they have lost something. Well Failure is often down there on his butt – of course there I am always picking him up. Anyway – people feel they can identify with failure because they have been there – or so they say. And they spend so much time identifying with failure – you know talking to him – commiserating with him so to speak that they don’t even see me.
Q: So what can people do to see you more often.
Success: Well first people need to know that failure is the backside of me – Success. Together we are often called learning and some have associated us with risk. But in fact sometimes I am risky business! If people would only encourage failure instead of commiserating with him – well they would see the front side of failure - me – Success. Because we are one and the same people do not realize they look right past me every day.
Q: Tell us then Success – can we go with you – can we follow you?
Success: Absolutely! I have so much to offer all of you. What people need to do is to risk grabbing on to a little failure or what they see as failure – you know like his jeans pocket - as I (Success) am lifting him up. Together we can run forward. Unfortunately most people are afraid to touch failure for fear they too will fall. And because they never touch failure - well I cannot take their hand.
Q: So what is your final advice to us Success?
Success: Well I would tell people if they want to find me stop looking at the ground and look up – look at the big picture and they will see that Success is right in front of them. Failure is such a small part of me that focusing on him only makes him seem bigger. And of course focusing on failure attracts more of him. If they would only understand that failure is part of me – and such a small part they would accept him and call my name. When you call me - I will stop and turn around and extend my hand. It really is all about perception and how people see me. If they think I am close by – well they are right. And I answer those who call me. I am right in front of you and have been all along.