Monday, January 27, 2020
If you add up the time you spend where it's none of your business, or none of your concern, or that you cannot affect the outcome (news, TV reruns, and other crap) you could have been the greatest salesperson in the world or a syndicated columnist, or an author. But no, you'd rather piss your time down the drain thinking that you're some kind of savior to mankind when in fact, it's just the opposite. Save your own ass first. . . .
In 1972, when the twins were born, I was in a rotten marriage, I was broke, and I was studying positive attitude daily. I first read the phrase resign your position as general manager of the universe. I have searched back and cannot find its origin. I wish I could. I wish I could tell you that I created this phrase, but I can't. What I can tell you is that I have used this philosophy as one of the building blocks of my success. The reason I have saved it for last is because it is the least evident and the most difficult.
-Jeffrey Gitomer, The Little Red Book Of Selling