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The Winner's Edge (7 of 8)
Series: It's a Wonderful Life
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Someone said this: Unless you're in the lead, the scenery never changes. And it was to motivate you. And Andy wasn't a great salesman, but he was trying to motivate the force. And I've never forgotten that because it's really true. And in your business, in sales, in whatever you do, everybody likes to be in the lead, we like to win.
Now I ran across some posters that no company would ever put in their office. They are some de-motivational posters, and I want you to hear what some of these posters said:
One said, "Stupidity: Quitters never win and winners never quit. But those who never win and never quit are idiots" (laughter). You wouldn't see that anywhere.
Another one says, "Failure: When your best just isn't good enough" (laughter). That's a de-motivator. We wouldn't have that in the sales office.
And this one says, "Potential: Not everyone gets to be an astronaut when they grow up" (laughter). Ah, you want fries with that?
"Despair: It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black" (laughter). Mm.
Then, finally, "Mistakes: Could be that the purpose of your life is just to serve as a warning to others" (laughter).
Now I have never in my life seen these posted in any company - not in their lobby or anything like that. We wouldn't do that. Now we laugh at these because they're funny, but we would never post them in our businesses or in our homes. But did you know that many, many people take those kinds of thoughts and post them in their minds? They hang posters, negative posters, in the halls of their minds. And they think in terms of failure. They think in terms of despair. They think in terms of loser. "Nothing ever goes right for me. I can't seem to win. I'm a failure, and I'm stupid, and I'm just here to make mistakes." Listen. God has not ever made one single person to be a failure, to be a loser, to be a mistake. The Lord wants you to w ...
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