Smart or Wise – or maybe a little of both

Smart or Wise – or maybe a little of both


Each of us is continuing to try to put things together

on a regular, systematic basis in which to make our

system work in an efficient manner.  Are we doing

this?  Some yes and some no.  I found for myself,

that I was continuing to look at this article and that

email as well as any and all of the blogs that I could.




I know this was a hit and miss situation and I found

that my tendency was to become overwhelmed with too

many ideas and areas in which to look and digest.  When

I first started in the internet marketing arena, I found that

there was nothing that I couldn’t read or look at but soon

found that overload of material seemed to overtake me

and my ability to wonder what to do next and in which

area should I look next.




Organizational Needs

Instead of feeling organized, I was frustrated with lack of any

actual system to separate all the different inputs of material.

I finally realized that there was no way that I could read and

put all the material together in one organized manner.  So I

decided the only way to put things on my side of the fence was

to take one or two programs and learn them well and concentrate

on just these and not let all the other distractions of emails and

ads get in my way of concentration.  Now I thoroughly enjoy the

whole process of being able to involve other things but only after

I had mastered the original two.




This reminds me of a story about an Archer.

After winning many archery contests, a young and boastful

champion wanted to add another feather to his cap.  Everyone

had told him that he was almost the best archer in the land, and

that only one person could beat him.  So he decided to challenge

that master to a contest.  When he saw the frail old man come onto

the field, he almost changed his mind.  But he had vowed to prove

that he was the best.



The two stood side by side, and the young man smiled confidently at

the older man.  Then he proceeded to demonstrate remarkable

technical proficiency by hitting a distant bull’s eye on his first try,

and then splitting that arrow with his second shot.



“There,” he said to the old master, “see if you can match that!”

Unconcerned, the master did not draw his bow, but instead

motioned for the young archer to follow him up the mountain

path.  Curious, the champion followed.  All the observers

dutifully followed along.   They walked up the mountain trail

for a long while until they reached a deep ravine spanned by a

single thin log high above a raging river.



Calmly stepping out onto the log, the master picked a far away

tree, drew his bow, and fired a clean, direct hit.  “Now it is your

turn.” he said as he gracefully stepped back onto safe ground.


Staring with terror into the ravine, the young man could not

force himself to step onto the log, much less shoot at a target.

“You have much skill with your bow,” the master said, sensing

the challenger’s fear, “but you have little skill with the mind

that lets loose the shot.”



Mental Approach

Perhaps you and I both need to work on our mental game.  That

does not mean we have to become smarter, but rather wiser,

knowing when to try things and when to let them go.  Frank

Garafola says: “the difference between a smart man and a wise

man, is that a smart man knows what to say, a wise man knows

whether or not to say it.”   This can be carried over into the

internet marketing arena with a little different variation.  A

wise man or woman knows when it is time to proportion

your time to handle only that which you can handle in a certain

period of time.  Just work with the material that you can

master and the other things will fall into place.



When you are beginning or even have been into the internet

marketing arena, there is still one program that stands out in

its ability to help you right out of the gate and allows you

to master the system that in turn can be used with any other

program or company.  Look over to the right and peek into

the program and what it can do for you.  I have been with many

other programs and still am but my introduction was well

founded with this program because it gave me a foundation

in which to grow and a system that has been extremely

successful, not only for me but for many others.  It can be used

with any other company or program because it was designed

that way.


Smart or Wise – or maybe a little of both

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About John Logan

Enthusiastic past health care provider with the ability to enjoy the good life by involving myself in the internet marketing arena. The love and genuine sharing of ideas amongst the many individuals involved with internet marketing, at all levels, makes my daily routine one of gratitude and full of enjoyment. The days are full of excitement and learning but with the allowance of free time to enjoy family, friends and activities.
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