Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Quote #70, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

I love Quotes. I love them because they make me think. What does the quoter mean? Why did he/she write this? Is there a message to get through to the reader/the world? What did YOU initially think when you read it?

Here goes blog quote #70....

"There is a final moment of unyielding patience which, in angling, so often makes the difference between fish and no fish."

-Sparse Grey Hackle-

Disclaimer: I am NOT a fisherman. Actually, once on a deep sea fishing trek in Myrtle Beach, I may have caught the smallest fish in the history of that fishing boat company's career. 1.5 inches, no exaggeration.

Back to PATIENCE. How about that fisherman who is fishing for 15-30-45 minutes. 1 hour- 2 hrs- 3 hrs, and he finally gets a "bite". If he tugs too hard, too fast, the fish that he's been waiting on all day, may have darted away due to a lack of patience and a quick jolt of the wrist.

In life, patience is an amazingly critical quality to have in any succesful venture. You've heard of the overnight success? Usually takes place in 5-10 even 20 years. Patience. How about the basketball star, Michael Jordan? Think he just became the games best by having talent and putting in a 40 hour basketball work week? NOT. Much perseverence and patience for Mr Jordan to accomplish what he has.

Colonel Sanders executed a bit of patience in hearing 1009 no's before any restaurant agreed to sell his now famous Kentucky Fried Chicken. One Thousand Nine No's, and this, at the age of 65. Imagine YOU hearing 1009 no's? Perhaps Mama was right when she told us patience really is a virtue?

That's my view.....WHAT SAY YOU?

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