Monday, January 9, 2012

The Value of Lists

One of my friends is a writer; she writes a bit of everything and is really good I enjoy reading her blog As all of us do we started talking about what we want to do or accomplish in the New Year. Wanda informed me she had made a list of 52 random thoughts or words and she plans to write a blog on each of the words in the future. I look forward to seeing what she comes up with I know I can expect a good laugh. Well this puts some pressure on me what I am going to do, then my daughter in law gave me a book. The name of the book is Lists to live by and was compiled by Alice Gray, Steve Stephens and John Van Diest. By golly that is what I want to do share some really good list! So because I am not good at committing to weekly I will try to pick a favorite list for the next twelve months. This past fall Ronnie and I attended the American Angus Tour in Georgia one of the stops was at the founder of Chick-Fil-A Company, Cathy S. Truett and we were honored to have the opportunity to meet this gentleman and his sweet wife. This list is from his book “It’s Easier To Succeed Than To Fail”

Five Reasons it’s Easier to Succeed

1. It’s easier to succeed because failure exacts a high price in terms of time when you have to do a job over.

2. It’s easier to succeed because success eliminates the agony and frustration of defeat.

3. It’s easier to succeed because money spent to fail must be spent again to succeed.

4. It’s easier to succeed because a person’s credibility decreases with each failure, making it harder to succeed the second time.

5. And it’s easier to succeed because joy and expression of affirmation come from succeeding, whereas feelings of discouragement and discontent accompany failure

Reading his book and reading this list you understand why this sweet man has been such a success. He doesn’t just make a list he followed it and learned from it.  What a blessing to be able to say we had the opportunity to meet him.

Wishing You and Yours a blessed New Year!