“When you go in search of honey, you must expect to be stung by bees.”- Joseph Joubert


Remember the cartoon bears from Saturday morning cartoons (and I may have just dated myself here) with the bees nest stuck on their head while the bees are buzzing around them stinging the bear as often as possible while it runs for the water? The bear knew they were going to get stung and felt the risk was worth the reward of the sweet honey.
Have you created a big enough reward with your vision of where you want to go to absorb a few ‘bee stings’ and still keep on going after it? For most, this boils down to how big is your why in your life and your business. When it’s large enough, the bee stings are a minor inconvenience. When your why is too small, these same stings become enough to make you abandon your pursuit of your sweet golden nectar.
Think about how many stings you are willing to take to achieve your vision. Does it matter whether the bee’s nest is filled with a whole colony of bees who are going to come after you? Will the first couple welts you receive make you more determined to succeed and get the honey or have you running for relief in the lake?
Prepare yourself to get stung. Every entrepreneur has had it happen. It’s part of the price you are willing to pay to get your sweet reward.

Make sure your why is large enough to drive you through a massive swarm of angry bees. If it’s not, it’s time to either change your why or change your vision of where you want to go. The bee stings will happen before you receive your honey. Only you can decide whether they will make you more determined to succeed or stop you.

Do It Different!
Paul Finck
The Maverick Millionaire

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