I came across a riddle a few weeks ago and thought I’d share it with you. It made me think of a cool way to remember a major success principle (and I thought it would make you smile). Here it is:
“What is the secret of success?” asked the Sphinx.
“Push,” says the button.
“Always keep cool,” says the ice.
“Make light of everything,” says the light.
“Find a good thing and stick to it,” says the glue.
(paraphrased from Robert Akers, Boys life Jan 1962)
So,what’s the big idea?
The idea is nothing new. It’s actually something I’ve been teaching for years, but I like the phrasing. I call it the Glue Success Principle.
It’s a reminder to never give up on the important goals in life. A key success factor is the ability to stick with something, even after most other people would have given up.
How can I use the Glue Success Principle?
I’m going to suggest that you be sticky like glue sometimes. When you feel like giving up on something important that you absolutely need to complete, remember the Glue Success Principle, and stick to it a bit longer.