Foxy Focus

One hot summer’s day a Fox was strolling through an orchard till he came to a bunch of Grapes just ripening on a vine which had been trained over a lofty branch. “Just the thing to quench my thirst,” quoth he.  Drawing back a few paces, he took a run and a jump, and just missed the bunch. Turning round again with a One, Two, Three, he jumped up, but with no greater success.  Again and again he tried after the tempting morsel, but at last had to give it up, and walked away with his nose in the air, saying: “I am sure they are sour.”


One hot summer’s day a Fox was strolling through an orchard till he came to a bunch of Grapes just ripening on a vine which had been trained over a lofty branch. “Just the thing to quench my thirst,” quoth he.  Drawing back a few paces, he took a run and a jump, and just missed the bunch. Turning round again with a One, Two, Three, he jumped up, but with no greater success.  Again and again he tried after the tempting morsel, but at last had to give it up, and walked away with his nose in the air, saying: “I am sure they are sour.”

Moral of Aesop’s Fable: It is so easy and tempting to despise what you cannot get!

 

Keeping focused

Whether you’re planning to get married or deciding to train for the next major sporting event in your field of athleticism, you have to make a commitment.  With the bride and guests waiting at the church, you can’t just off and play a round of golf just because you don’t feel like getting married today.

Baseball

In business you want commitment from your customers to keep orders coming in; you want commitment from your suppliers to maintain a steady flow of products; you want commitment from your employees or partners in the enterprise, and above all you want commitment from yourself to keep everything in tune.

 

Hurdling

To achieve commitment from others you yourself have to provide it, every day, round the clock, in season and out of season.  Whatever the enterprise, commitment is king!  Even in the best run business, problems will arise.  There will be unexpected snags to overcome and hurdles to surmount.  Every entrepreneur needs nothing less than 100% commitment. No ‘ifs’ and no ’buts’.  Get to it!

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