Post to Ponder

I gave myself a deadline and working to meet it. So while I'm off writing like heck, here's a post to ponder.

Do Yourself A Favor

"A poor, hungry young man sat moping on a bridge, watching a group of fishermen. Looking into a basket and seeing a bunch of fish nearby, the young man said, "Boy If I had a mess of fish like that, I'd be in good shape. I'd sell them and buy some clothes and something to eat."

"I'll give you that many fish if you do a small favor for me," a fisherman replied.


"Tend this line for me awhile. I've got some errands to do up the street," said the older man.

The young man gladly accepted the offer. As he tended the man's pole, the fish were really biting, and he reeled in one fish after another. It wasn't long before he was smiling, enjoying the activity.

When the older man returned, he said. "I want to give you the fish I promised. Here, take all the fish you caught. But I also want to give you a piece of advice. The next time you're in need, don't waste time daydreaming and wishing for what could be. Get busy, cast the line yourself, and make something happen."

Excerpt from Success by John C. Maxwell pg 49


  1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and joining! Looking forward to getting to know you and more about your writing journey.

    Hope you got some great writing time done yesterday and met your goal!

  2. Beautiful post, beautiful writing. I'm rooting for you this week as you work to meet your goal.

  3. Sage advice! Hoping you find success too.

  4. "Helloooo!" What a wakeup call this post is ... I'm so glad I scrolled down to see your other offerings!
    Thank you.


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