Monday, December 7, 2009

Day 3: Donald Trump and a Chinese Folktale

Donald Trump and a Chinese Folktale:
Work hard. Have fun. Fulfill your calling.

The story so far ~

Day 1...
Day 2...

Today ~ Day 3:

My angle:
Find the diamonds in the criticism and use them for my benefit. Then forget the haters and get back to work.

The mystical angle:

The Magic Tapestry: "Month after month, day after day, she worked on her loom. The two older sons began to complain, 'Mother, now you weave all the time but never sell anything. We are tired of chopping wood to support you.' 'I must finish this tapestry,' replied the widow."

The Trump angle:

Donald Trump in How to Get Rich: "Keep critics in perspective. Critics serve their purpose. Sometimes they serve a larger purpose, and sometimes they serve their own purpose. You have to assess the criticism and decide.

The Buck Starts Here. Maintain Your Momentum. Stay Focused.

Homework Is Required and There Will Be a Test. People see the finished product. Wow, a skyscraper! What goes into it is another story. Construction isn’t glamorous. It’s a serious and often dangerous endeavor…

The world moves along at such a fast clip that we have little patience when things are slow, whether it’s the line at the supermarket or Internet access. We’ve become intolerant of those things that cannot be accelerated or skipped entirely. I can’t speed up the foundation work for a building, nor can I expect to play piano like Glenn Gould just because I want to…

Find out as much as you can yourself about what you plan to do, and don’t expect anyone to act as your favorite grandmother in wanting what’s best for you. Most people want what’s best for themselves, not for you."

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