Month: March 2019

Now I Know



130                                                                                                                     03-25-2019


We are all here to live every situation we can imagine, good or bad; right or wrong; positive or negative. Why? So we can learn from the experience as part of the adventure of life. Murray Kibblewhite

CASE STUDY – HOW TO HOLD ON                                                            


Yesterday I drove out from the city to the suburbs to an address I’ve never been before. Thankfully, my new girl friend, I call her “G” short for GPS, was accurate with her directions. As the doorbell did not ring, I walked around and found my hostess working in the garden.

Over a cup of green tea she thanked me for the phone reference I had given for her new job offer expected to be confirmed next week. So I asked her about the job: and was it appropriate for her training and her previous work experience. Then she said, “I applied for this position in August last year,” which was six months ago as it was now early February. She said she had prayed continually to be successful in getting the job and now “God has spoken.” She had experience the nee to “hold on”.

This reminded me of a similar situation my son experienced. He was one of two final applicants for a new marketing role in a long established engineering company. The other applicant was an engineer by training unlike my son who was experienced in sales and marketing. The decision was made and my son was not successful. Naturally he was upset, but two weeks later the company re-approached him and offered him the job as the other applicant had not accepted the offer. My son said, “The Universe was not ready for him previously.” He had experienced the need to “hold on”.

Finally, in my own case one of my business partners and I have been waiting for over three years for the opportunity to re-establish our overseas trading operations. Recently we have had several positive inquiries plus we have been requested to prepare a Business Plan for a very large project. So by “holding on” we are now seeing more and bigger prospects than we have had previously.


So what is the learning here?

In all three cases outlined above, by “holding on” not giving up or giving in, a successful outcome was reached.

However, it takes courage to “hold on” as well as patience and perseverance. So practice each day on the small things so you are ready to “hold on” when the big deal shows up!

All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what is the real lesson to be learnt?

How to use:-

1) Accept you need to change your Attitude and Actions on a daily basis.

2) Read, view, discuss and learn other ways. Set time aside daily to study.

3) Practice a new action until it becomes a better habit. Then discuss with your friends.

Check out these links:-

To the blog: –

How to hold on when you want to quit – Motivational video- Justin Owens

Hold On | What to do when you want to give up | Monique Walls

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