Tuesday, May 27, 2014
SHOPPING CARTS IN THE MIDDLE
Good day I hope you are having a great day. The other day I was at Costco and even though I have seen this scene many times before in many places, it prompted me to write this post. The question that I have is Why do people leave their shopping carts all over the place when it only takes a few steps to put it back into the return carts area? I thought about and brainstormed many possible reasons. Is it laziness? Is it people are not looking for the return area? Is it that nobody will know? Is it, it’s good enough if I just leave it here? Is it the thought that somebody else will take care of it? What is the reason that some people just leave their carts right there without returning them?
I am not talking about people who are handicapped. I am not talking about the elderly or people with some physical handicap that prevents them from walking that few steps. I am also not talking about those places that you have no idea where to put the carts or the ones which only have one on the other side of the parking lot. I am talking about young, vibrant individuals that for one reason or another just don’t want to do this simple task even when the conveniences are readily available. How does this relate to success or The law of Attraction you may ask? What is the point of this post?
Well when it comes to success principles as well as using The Law of Attraction (LOA), all the reasons / excuses, I stated above for not returning the carts, are stumbling blocks to achieving greatness. All the reasons, like: nobody is looking, it’s good enough, somebody else will do it, why should I, I’m lazy, when trying to use The LOA to succeed or following any success principles are stumbling blocks in the way of your success. Dave Ramsey said “how you do anything is how you do everything”. It may seem to be a small little thing here that “hey I’m not going to take that extra 2 to five minutes to take that cart back to where it belongs, what’s the big deal?”, but if you take short cuts like this in little things, imagine what you do when things matter or when you are faced with bigger challenges. If you can’t do the right thing when it comes to the easy stuff, what makes you believe you can do the right thing when things become harder? In fact it is much more difficult. What you are doing here is you are training yourself to get used to a pattern of “taking the easy way out”. It is a behavior pattern.
Visualization, one of the greatest tools of manifesting is thought by many people to be easy, but concentrating and making your mind do what you want it to do is one of the hardest tasks that any person can accomplish on a consistent bases. Success requires persistence, and doing little things properly over and over. If you cannot return a shopping cart to its proper place, you will definitely not be able to succeed in amassing wealth or building a great relationship. You may not agree. You may say but A.J. it is just a little shopping cart. I will do the right thing when things matter. Really? Only you can answer that. Actually I take it back. You have fooled yourself into believing that is the case. I am calling your bluff and I am saying you are full of S#@%. I am pushing you here today and challenging you to prove to yourself you can do the right thing every time, and all the time. You don’t have to prove it to me. Who gives a crap right? You have to prove this to yourself. Success begins here. Success begins with the little things. Success does not accept compromise. Anything worth doing, is worth doing right is not a cliché of my grandfather’s generation.
Keep these things in mind. The LOA is a very simple principles but it is by no means easy. It requires you to do little things properly every time, all the time. The principles of success are very straight forwards, but again they require you to do the little things the right way all the time, every time. So the next time you see shopping cars all over the parking lot, let it be a neuro-linguistic anchor for you. A reminder to ask yourself “are you doing the little things the right way all the time, every time or are you taking a shortcut”?
I hope this post was productive and made you think. Please feel free to share this with anyone who may benefit from it. I look forwards to your views and comments on this point on my Facebook Page and Twitter feed. Please click on the appropriate blue link and leave me comments or your thoughts. Till next week to your success.