Tuesday, December 14, 2010
A HANDFUL OF LEMONS
If life hands you a handful of lemons then don't complain about it,but instead fix up some lemonade and sell it to those who are thirsty from all that complaining.
Wally Amos, the man whom many consider to be the father of the gourmet cookie industry, has turned lemons into lemonade so often in his life that in his official portrait he holds a pitcher in one hand and a glass of lemonade in the other. A perennial optimist, Amos refuses to acknowledge that obstacles are anything other than stepping-stones to success. In a career that has spanned several decades, he has made it to the pinnacle of success several times, only to lose everything and be forced to start over. But he’s never lost faith. "You have to have the trust and faith to let go and not agonize," he says. "Don’t waste your time worrying. Worry is not preparation. Analyze the situation and focus on solutions. There is always an answer.
How many times have you sat there worrying and stressing over something that you may not even be able to contol at that moment in time. I know I sure have. There was a time when I didn't know how we were going to come up with the money to pay our utlilies, and so I found myself stressing to the point of tears. My son then told me to sit down and write out some solutions that we could put into place. I took his advice and the solutions worked!
Your friend and mentor,