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      02-09-2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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Something I read today that I had a real effect on me.

I got into work this morning with a card on my desk. I open it and its a quote hand written by the general manager of the dealership I work for.I do not know where he got it from. After I read it, the bottom said "I though of you when I read this, I thought you would like it." Id like to share it with everyone becuase it had a big effect on me. Id like to hear some thoughts.



-Back on Track-

You’re solidly on track, moving firmly toward your goals. Then, for one reason or another, you get distracted.

It happens. Along the path, occasionally you’ll wander off in the wrong direction. It’s ok. In fact, it can help you. You’ll probably learn or experience something valuable. After all, something caused you to be distracted. And once you’re off the main road, you might as well make the most of it.

Then, remind yourself of where you were going in the first place, and how much you want to get their. The disappointment of getting distracted, gives you the opportunity to reflect on your original direction.

Every now and then, you’ll wander from the path. Use these distractions as opportunities to learn and grow, then point yourself back in the direction of your goals, with renewed commitment and enthusiasm.
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      02-09-2007, 05:31 PM   #2
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Find out if others you work with received this.
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      02-09-2007, 05:32 PM   #3
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nah, no one else did. I guess I should mention I have 3 of these sitting on my desk at work. That may be partially the reason as to why.

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      02-09-2007, 10:27 PM   #4
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where is Ira dealership?
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      02-09-2007, 10:35 PM   #5
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I was "Student of the Month" back in 8th grade........
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      02-10-2007, 12:51 AM   #6
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maybe your sales are not as good, and he wants to remind you to get back on track and stop modding your 335 before he fires you ....JK
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      02-10-2007, 05:03 PM   #7
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I'm as confused as you to what it means. Hell just ask him dude.
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      02-11-2007, 03:30 AM   #8
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Maybe you don't appear to him to be putting forth as much effort as in the past and he's thinking you are sitting on your laurels (three awards), distracted by other things.

I do hope the original quote had all the words spelled correctly and not with the typo in the third paragraph and extraneous comma.
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i got MVP senior year for my football team.
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i got MVP senior year for my football team.

And?
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      02-11-2007, 01:08 PM   #11
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I was "Student of the Month" back in 8th grade........
And?
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      02-11-2007, 01:11 PM   #12
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And?
and I was the President of the Science Club in my senior year in high school.......
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      02-11-2007, 02:29 PM   #13
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That's a pretty good quote. It has a good meaning.
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      02-11-2007, 02:50 PM   #14
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i got MVP senior year for my football team.


man... i cant stop laughing... i was reading all the replies and that one poped up... was like omfg?
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and I was the President of the Science Club in my senior year in high school.......
lucky, i only made it to VP of the business club

as for the quote...weiiiiiiiiird, if my boss gave me something like that i'd probably tell him to mind his own damned business
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that award looks shiny
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I guess you need to spend less time here and more time "out there" if you want a fourth one of those.
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