There are days where I feel like I just can’t get a thing accomplished. Nothing goes right, half the day goes by before I even figure out what I need to do, I just don’t have my head in the game. Days like that are perfect for going on a walk to clear my head…
In case you’re wondering, there IS a lesson coming if you stay tuned.
Anyway, seeing as how I live among zillions of acres of corn fields, a walk in the woods is something of a rare treat, so that’s what I enjoy doing.
A few days ago, I was walking in a nature preserve that I had never been to before. It was a typical dull, flat gravel path through the woods. I walked about 15 minutes to what I presumed was the far point in the trail before it looped back to the highway, and I got a sudden urge to do something different…
I walked straight into the woods and determined to use only my sense of hearing to guide myself back to my car.
“Michael, are you weird, or what?”
Ask anyone that knows me and they’ll probably say I am. But check this out… I turned what would have been a nice meaningless walk in the woods into something that affected my thinking in a good way, just by being a bit crazy.
I admit, it didn’t take long before I realized bashing through the woods with my eyes closed wasn’t quite what I wanted to do, soggy forest floor as it was (I dislike having cold, wet feet). So I opened my eyes and began to thread my way through the trees following some animal trails. I began to see all sorts of signs of animal activity that I had never noticed while on the trail!
At one point it looked like a family of deer had been dancing around.. the leaves were all kicked around and there were hoof prints everywhere, so I thought anyway… On closer inspection, I realized that they weren’t hoof prints at all, but some creature had been digging around in the mat of fallen leaves for nuts, and they had been very busy!
It got me thinking about the fact that animals have to wake up every morning and hustle for their food – for those of us that have our own business it’s much the same way!
Lazy Squirrel = Hungry Squirrel
Actually, I’m not positive that the busy critters were squirrels, but it made me think how alike we are. Can you see a squirrel giving up his freedom to roam and go work in a nut factory for guaranteed wages? Nope. He loves his freedom, and I love mine.
Did you know that even a blind squirrel will find some nuts to stay alive? Yes, he’ll use the senses he has rather than die. I’m convinced that anyone that will use what they have can make some money online and I’ve proven it to be so. With MicroJob MegaProfits, I’ve taught some unlikely folks how to make a little more with what they know to do, and scale it up to make real money.
The key is to focus on the task until you succeed, and then, and only then should you try to do something else (I’m assuming you have enough sense to know when there aren’t any nuts to be found). The blind squirrel will use his ears and nose, and follow the successful squirrels until he too, can get his fill.