They’re a little bit like a donkey I read about. They develop the ability to take a disastrous situation and turn it around into a wonderful freeing opportunity and it only takes them less than a minute to start thinking that way.
One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old, that the well needed to be covered anyway and that it just wasn’t worth retrieving the donkey. So he invited all his neighbours to come over and help him.
They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement, he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer’s neighbours continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off!
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up.
Nothing can stop you from becoming a millionaire in less than a minute and from becoming successful in a second. Step up and win!
But how can you step up into the millionaire membership in less than a minute? Maybe change a few habits to start with.
The average self-made millionaire reads one book a month.
The average American looks at television six hours a day while the average self-made millionaire looks at less than two hours of television.
Here is what we can learn from some millionaires. ..
The Griffith’s family founded a famous sanctuary for animals close to where I now live here on the Gold Coast. It is now called the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
At first the Griffith’s had a little bush hut on the road frontage where they used to grow and sell flowers, particularly gladioli. When the local lorikeets discovered their flowers as a food source, they put in some beehives for honey to distract them.
Eventually they were feeding so many lorikeets that they realized they were better business than the flowers and their son, Alex, expanded the sanctuary to where it is now. It was recently reported than when Alex died he was worth in excess of fifty million dollars.
Walt Disney dropped out of school, joined the army, came home to draw cartoons, started into business with a partner and failed and sold everything to purchase a one-way ticket to California.
To his forty dollars, an imitation leather suitcase, one ill-matching suit and some drawing materials he added a dream. He started a new company, suffered setbacks, endured two nervous breakdowns, sold his car, mortgaged his house, borrowed more until he opened Disneyland, which became the biggest attraction in America and made him a multi- millionaire.