Good Thinking – Part 3

Good Thinking Increases Your Potential

To paraphrase the words of King Solomon, wisest of all ancient kings, “As people think in their hearts, so they are.” If your thinking shapes who you are, then it naturally follows that your potential is determined by your thinking.

Achieving your potential comes from making progress, and progress is often just one good idea away. That was certainly true of Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart. He explained, “I guess in all my years, what I heard more often than anything was: a town of less than 50,000 in population cannot support a discount store for very long.” But Walton did not think the way his com­petitors thought, and for that reason, his potential was greater. While other merchants followed popular thinking, Walton thought for himself and struck out on his own. That has paid off in a remarkable way. Today Wal-Mart is the world’s largest retailer, employing more than one million people and achieving annual sales in excess of $191 billion

No wonder Jack Welch, former chairman of General Elec­tric, said, “The hero is the one with ideas.”

Got any Ideas? – Brad

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