Gimme One Reason

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning.

“Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.”
~Willis Whitney ~

It’s a new day, a new week and a new month.

What’s on your schedule? Business development activities? Business support activities?

Do you remember the excitement you had as a child when you had a blank sheet of paper in front of you and a new box of crayons?

Or how about a pile full of Legos, Tinker Toys or Lincoln Logs?

What was your favorite thing to draw or build?

Start making something  today that you’d be proud to show…or teach to other people.

Build relationships, solve problems and have fun.



Photo Credit: Derek Gavey via Creative Commons


2 Responses to Gimme One Reason
  1. Ken Montville
    June 6, 2012 | 8:44 pm

    Can I be a curmudgeon, here?

    I hear a lot about the “beginner’s mind” and the wonder of children experiencing the world for the first time.


    In real life, many adults (many, many) have been habituated to living within the norms of society.

    In other words, they’ve been beaten down or have been bucking the trend for so long with little or no success that they’re exhausted.

    Alternately, if we had a society filled with mavericks we wouldn’t have a society at all.

    Yes. There are the outliers who through sheer audacity and seeming oblivion to outcomes breakout from the humdrum of ordinary, mundane, work-a-day world of life. They are the innovators and leaders. Others? Well, they are the glue that keeps the fabric of society from unraveling.

    Solve problems? Have fun? In the same sentence?

    • Sean
      June 7, 2012 | 2:27 am

      Ken – Thanks again for visiting and chiming in. I think it’s important that once in a while (each day, once a week or every month) people take a deep breath and hit the “reset button.” I’m not saying everyone needs to act like a child. I just was challenging people to remember back to when they could think like a child and how untethered it felt.

      Sadly, life gets in the way and we have to start “conforming” to rules and expectations and people gravitate to the safety of the status quo.

      As for my motto of building relationships, solving problems and having fun, I believe they should all be strived for each day in equal parts but if you’re not having fun, it sure does make building relationships and wanting to solve problems a drag.

      Have a great week.