Here is this week’s Monday Morning Message from Wm. H. Danforth, founder of Ralston Purina: What is the Monday Morning Message?
Any fool can step on the gas, but it takes a real driver to steer his car and apply the brakes without accidents.
You have determined on your destination. You are steering your life to a definite goal. To cover the distance from where you are to where you are going is your job. There’s more to success than just “stepping on the gas.”
Why not, during this week, go over your plans and make dead sure that your steering wheel is all right; that your brakes are adjusted—both foot and emergency. Make sure there are no non-producers or flat tires in your department. Adjust everybody to the “Double Tonnage” program. Then step on the gas.
Each month advance your spark and speed.
The excitement of a new idea can cause us to jump in and get started before we really know where we want to end up or how we will get there.
Enthusiasm is great and will help you to reach your goal, but take the time to plan and make sure you are headed in the right direction and using your efforts wisely.