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“Measuring enthusiasm”-Yard stick approach


“Willie Mays

Measuring enthusiasm-Yard Stick approach

Carolyn Coleman-Grady

July 1, 2012

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Measuring enthusiasm-yard stick approach

The measure of enthusiasm must be taken between interesting events.  It is between bites that the lukewarm angler loses heart-Edwin Way Teale.

“Measuring enthusiasm” does not take a yard stick.  It takes a steady mind, with massive ideas and one that doesn’t lose “heart.”  When is the last time an interesting event stimulated your enthusiasm? I reached back in the archives and pulled up baseball legion Willie Mays nicked name “The say hey kid.” I wonder between the bites did Willie Mays become lukewarm and lose heart.  He was known as the greatest baseball players MVP, Hall of Fame recipient. Oh what pressure. Measuring up to the demands of the league, fans and family could contribute to lack of enthusiasm.

In our own lives uncomfortable events could trap us into lukewarm actions and we lose heart.  If Willie Mays succumbed to the events of his day his success would fly out right with the home runs of others.  But, he decided in his “heart” not to measure his enthusiasm with a yard because he knew the yardstick measures would end at some point.  Instead, between events he remained true to his dreams, and provided Massive outcomes in home run percentages and runs.

A yardstick measures one yard—36 inches not very long, at the end of the yardstick there is a drop off and the rest is an estimate.  It takes consistence and transportability in the mind to eliminate lukewarm states.  The energy expenditure should demonstrate balance.  Thomas Arnold said, “The difference between one man and another is not mere ability…it is energy” (p. 281).  It took energy for Willie Mays to perform exceptionally and it will take that same energy for you, and I to become successful in business.

How are you measuring your business? Are you lukewarm with limited energy?  Have you decided to give up and quite, join another business perhaps?  How do you measure success? Does your “heart” direct your steps?  Tips to maintain the energy you need to success.

  1. Decide today what are your goals
  2. Begin to plan activities that will make you successful
  3. Observe what others who are successful are doing
  4. Read articles on success stories
  5. Eliminate negative thoughts
  6. Don’t take everything so serious
  7. Don’t think better think Massive
  8. Don’t measure success by a yardstick
  9. Stimulate yourself with a positive outlook
  10. Forget plan “B” make plan A work

—Iver Ball said, “Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch.

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I’m Carolyn Coleman-Grady—Oh know not a yardstick!


Win Win-run towards the winning line





Win Win-run towards the winning line

Carolyn Coleman-Grady



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Win Win-run towards the winning line

Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all-time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Vince Lombardi

I think the quote by Vince Lombardi is interesting. Winning is a habit.  A habit is an inquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary: the habit of looking both ways before crossing the street (dictionary.reference.com).

The habit of brainteaser exercises that stimulate your mind and improve critical thinking and promote a winning attitude that leads you to the finish line and you cross it.  I wonder how many people get to the finish line and stand there pondering over if they should cross and win. What causes us to stay behind a winning line?  I imagine there are lots of individual opinions.

Standing in front of a winning line and never crossing it could increase begin our losing streak and no one really likes loosing.  I don’t. As the quote suggest unfortunately, so is losing a habit. There was a young man who at the top of his game in football. The quarterback, multiple schools have inquired and requested his presence he’s a junior with one more year to go.  This young man with a promising future dropped out of site, and decided not to continue.  Now, I would not say this is a losing attitude because career paths change but, even in this scenario many could surmise that he quite due to fear.  I know some will say football is not everything and many don’t make it to the pros anyway.  But, had you consider the thought of quitting could become a habit? That could lead to a losing habit.

Business, internet marketing is choices chosen by the independent business owner.  Expecting quick results are not realistic goal plans.  Setting up realistic goal plans will help you stay on the winning track.  A runner who runs stays in his or her lane not veering to the left or right.  The runner see’s the finish line and is pumped up to cross the line with victory.  A runner sees no other track runner but himself.  Diligence and fortitude become the guiding force and the track is his runway to success. 

A model walks the run way her shoe heel breaks and the team lifts her up and keeps walking, In her mind the thoughts of “oh no an awful moment” but she continues to walk until she finishes the race.  Winning is a habit and habits can become a pattern were everything you touch turns to a gold medal.

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