Monday Mo: Just Do It

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monday mo just do it“In ancient times, a king had his men place a large boulder on a roadway. He then hid in the bushes, and eagerly watched to see if anyone would move the boulder out of the way. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers passed by and simply walked around it.

Many people complained, blaming the King for not keeping the roads clear. But none of them did anything about getting the boulder removed.

One day, a peasant came along carrying vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to push the stone out of the way. After much pushing and straining, he finally managed.

After the peasant went back to pick up his vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and note from the King explain that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the road.”

When we look at people who we consider to be “successful” what kind of qualities do they possess? I know in my experience of encountering successful people in my life, one shared quality I’ve seen is having a “just do it” attitude. Like the peasant in the story, it’s the people who consistently take initiative – without being pushed or asked – who achieve the greatest amount of success.

So what’s holding you back? All things are possible if you “just do it.”

This week’s Monday Mo was written by Meg Matsuura, Content Marketing Manager at Spot On Solutions.