This week’s focus point
Jack sleeping
Last week I was taking the dogs for their morning walk when Captain Jack stopped to smell the bush on the edge of our property. I thought he had some business to attend to, so I stopped to give him time. He did his due diligence in sniffing, and then as if shot out of a cannon, dove headfirst into the bush and emerged with a foot-long garden snake clenched in his mouth! The snake had a beautiful red stripe on its back and was flailing on both sides. I jerked the leash and Jack lost control of the snake, who immediately retreated back into the bush. To say the least, Captain Jack was disappointed about the “one that got away.”

Do you dive headlong into your passions? Might be professional or personal, but each of us have passions that excite, motivate, and often challenge us. If you’re going to be a member of an organization like Rotary or Kiwanis, dive headlong into it so you can give the most and get the most. If you own your own business, dive into it with assertiveness and confidence and you will engender the same in your clients and prospects. Develop your personal and professional relationships that you cherish with zeal.

I guess the bottom line is that if you attack your passions and dreams with the same exuberance and confidence as Captain Jack, you will emerge with your own snake and won’t have to give it back. Happy hunting!

This week’s quote –“God gets you to the plate, but once you’re there you are on your own.”
– Ted Williams, Hall of Fame baseball legend and last player to hit over. 400 for a season

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