This week’s Monday Morning Message from Wm. H. Danforth, founder of Ralston Purina:
What is the Monday Morning Message?
Are you trying to fight some enemy in the dark?
If you could see him, you could conquer him, because you are stronger than he. Bring him out in the sunlight. That particular bad habit; that obstacle that keeps looming up before you; procrastination, lack of system or what not—drag them out in the sunlight and have it out with them once and for all.
Try licking one enemy this week and another next week, and so on and see what a difference it makes in your life.
Most of you won’t do this, but some of you will. If you lick one this week, you can lick another next.
I got several points out of this Monday Morning Message.
1. We often try to hide our flaws, even from ourselves. But we can’t conquer them unless we see them and acknowledge them.
Own up to your weaknesses, your flaws, the things that are holding you back, then take action to eliminate them.
2. Do not try to tackle all of your obstacles at once. Choose one change you will make this week to get rid of a bad habit, compensate for a weakness or flaw, or overcome an obstacle. Then do it, consistently, every day.
By taking on one enemy at a time, you will soon vanquish your foes and be more productive and successful.