I Am Experience!

Some “rich guys” just won a $250K lottery.  It’s all over the news.  So what?!   They don’t deserve it?

Is that what life is all about?  Blame the rich for your problems or do you have the guts and resilience to earn a living?  Make money, maybe lots of money.  If you have the guts, you will make mistakes.  New mistakes, mind you.  You can’t afford muck it up over and over again.

Lord knows I make mistakes!  I live for the entitlements I deserve.  To live free.  To choose to make mistakes, without the fear of reprisal.  To act upon my own convictions within the law

I managed a large sales organization for NCR Corp.  I told my salespeople, “lose more orders!”  It took a little getting used to the idea but they learned, “I am experience.”

If I could reach into my bag of mistakes and pull out just one success, I might be one of those “rich guys” or just maybe who I am.  I like to think I’m still living my life.  If you ask me who I am, I will tell you, I am experience.

How about the day ahead of me?  When will I step over the line and where will that line be drawn?  If I step over the line, I will have to choose, success or failure. There is no middle ground.  I am experience.

Mistakes are getting old, if you’re like me… old.  I grow weary of the next opportunity.  There was a time, when I was  hungry. A hunter.  I would seek opportunities to be successful.  I have since learned the definition of success.  If you make enough mistakes, opportunities seek you.  I am experience.

I have already left yesterday’s mistakes behind me.  Today’s opportunities beckon me back.  Give me a tomorrow, whatever I was doing and wherever I have been.  I can make tomorrow, a better future.  I am experience!

And if I had yesterday back, if I had spent a buck and if I had bought the winning lottery ticket, I’d have to say, I’m one of those “rich guys.”  Where’s the crime in winning the lottery?  maybe they should charge millionaires more? How about $2 a ticket?

Most rich guys are portrayed as useless money grubbers. I’d bet my bottom dollar on the rich guys, because most “rich guys” can say, I am experience.

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About Idea Capitalist
Family guy and entrepreneur. Small Business owner. NFIB Leadership Council member. Serial blogger.

4 Responses to I Am Experience!

  1. Tom R. says:

    “Today’s opportunities beckon me back”. A wonderful statement! This is what’s lost in America today, given the so-called Occupation movement. Opportunity – isn’t that what America is all about? We wake up to face the day, we make decisions that sometimes pay off and sometimes we get our noses bloodied, but that’s what makes America great – The Land of Opportunity!

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  2. Don Atkinson says:

    “I never sat at the death bed of a man or woman who told me “Rabbi, I should have spent more time in the office”.
    Rabbi Harold Kushner

    “Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.”
    Eddie Bauer

    Don Atkinson

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  3. L Michael Hester says:

    Thanks, Mr Wiessner.
    Your thoughts are inspiring – really.

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  4. Alan Sayler says:

    Experience is not cheap or easy! I really enjoy your thoughts
    Merry Christmas

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