"A man is as free as he chooses to make himself."
~ George MacDonald.
The young salesman was frustrated. He wasn't doing as well as he wanted and the sales just weren't happening. Our prices are too high he thought ~ Maybe I should go into another business ~ Should I find a different company? ~ Move to a new place? ~ Perhaps I shouldn't be a salesperson at all? ~ I'm just not free to...Thoughts of greener pastures bounced around in his mind. He felt that all the problems were things beyond his control. So he went to speak to his boss.
Now his boss was an old soldier, and he understood frustration, so he told the young man a story. "You know sales is a lot like soldiering" he said ~ "You've got to win hearts and minds to be successful". But you know the very first thing you've got to do? ~ What's that? He asked.
The first thing you have to do is win your own heart and mind.
Because ~ Wherever you go, whatever you do, there you are.
A man is as free as he chooses to make himself.