MountainWings - The Daily Inspirational E-Mail #1042
Helping You Over The Mountains of Life
Where do you get the time?
Someone came to my house today that receives MountainWings.
They said, "I really enjoy MountainWings but where do you get
the time to write it?"
They know that I run two businesses, President of one and Executive V. P. of another.
Both are substantial businesses and substantial responsibilities.
I am also the Pastor of a church.
I also have a family (that may be the more demanding job).
They wanted to know, "where did I get the time to write MountainWings"?
There are two points that I want you to understand,
the first one I will explain today.
"The more you do, the more you can do."
There is an old adage that goes,
"if you want something done, give it to a busy person."
By normal logic this would seem backwards.
It would appear that if you want to get something done you should give it to
someone that has plenty of free time on their hands, someone whose schedule
is open, someone with little responsibility and has ample room for more.
That would be the normal logic.
The truth is the reverse.
If you want something done, give the job to someone that's already doing a lot.
Don't give it to someone that has a lot of free time on their hands and is just
doing enough to get by.
Let me give you some simple examples on a personal level.
Who do you find in educational classes that are beyond mandatory or college?
Check that crowd, it will usually be those with a lot of knowledge already.
Go to a gym in July.
Don't go at the beginning of the year, you'll mostly find the New Year's Resolution crowd
that will be long gone in two months.
Who will you find that exercises the most and the hardest?
It will usually be those that are already in shape and
NEED the exercise the least. Those that exercise the most are able to exercise
even more. Those that are sedentary, get softer and softer and are able to do
less and less.
Go to a finance seminar. I'm not talking about a multi-level marketing get rich
quick seminar but a real honest financial seminar on how to handle, invest and
make more money. Who will you find? Generally you will find those that are
already handling their money far better than average and have far more than average.
There is a simple spiritual principle that reads,
"To those that have they shall get more added to them. To those that don't have,
even what they seem to have will be taken away from them." Jesus said that, not me.
I didn't say it but I understand it.
I majored in chemistry.
It's called Markonikov's law in Chemistry.
The law is about hydrogen atoms and carbon molecules the unattached
hydrogen atoms move to. Markonikov's law states, "them that has gits".
The free hydrogen atoms go to the carbons that already have the most
The world puts it this way, "the rich get richer and the poor get poorer".
It's always been and will always be that way whether you like it or not.
You may not think it's fair but it's the way it is and will be.
The thing is, it doesn't apply just to money. It applies to anything.
Those that have an abundance of it already have a much greater
probability of getting more than someone that doesn't have any.
You name it: love, money, sex, health, peace, confidence,
spiritual enlightenment, etc., it applies. Anything
That also holds true for the negative things.
Those that are rich in negative things get even more negative things.
So why am I harping on that?
To simply tell you this. . . GET BUSY!!!
When you start doing more, more things will come to you.
If you only do what the average does you will get what the average gets.
That makes sense doesn't it?
SO GET BUSY!!!
Remember, the average person never reaches the mountaintop because
you can't get to the mountaintop on average effort.
You have to get busy.
A MountainWings Original
Laugh for The Day:
Chicago: One hand on wheel, one hand on horn.
New York: One hand on wheel, one finger out window.
New Jersey: One hand on wheel, one finger out window, cutting across
all lanes of traffic.
Boston: One hand on wheel, one hand on newspaper,
foot solidly on accelerator.
Toronto: Both hands clenched on steering wheel, driver staring
directly forward, cutting in front of you and slowing down to 40 in a
60 zone then looking in rearview mirror in wonder as to why the car
behind is flashing high beams.
Los Angeles: One hand on wheel, one hand on nonfat double decaf
cappuccino, cradling cell phone, brick on accelerator with gun in lap
Ohio, but driving in California: Both hands on wheel, eyes shut, both
feet on brake, quivering in terror.
Italy: Both hands in air and gesturing, both feet on accelerator,
head turned to talk to someone in back seat.
Seattle: One hand on latte, one knee on wheel, cradling cell phone,
foot on brake, mind on game.
Texas: One hand on wheel, one hand on hunting rifle, alternating
between both feet being on the accelerator and both feet on the
brake, throwing a McDonald's bag out the window.
West Virginia: Four-wheel drive pickup truck, shotgun mounted in rear
window, beer cans on floor, squirrel tails attached to antenna.
Florida: Two hands gripping wheel, blue hair barely visible above
window level, driving 35 on the Interstate in the left lane with the
left blinker on.
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