Unless you’re from Mars you’ll know that JFK was assassinated 50 years ago today.
The day always resonates with me – for two reasons.
Firstly – he was the same age as my father – another John – who was born just a few months before him in 1917.
Secondly – one of my closest friends – an American John – is named after him. John was born in February 1964. There were a lot of “John F.” boys born in America around that time to mothers who were deeply impacted by the loss of JFK.
And this year there’s another element to the mix – I’m now older than JFK was when he died. That’s a bit of a wake-up call for me because, whatever your opinion of his JFK’s politics and character, what is beyond dispute is that he had done a lot by the time he died. He was active – seizing opportunities – implementing.
And yet he had only the same 168 hours a week that you and I have.
I know that if I do stuff in my business the worst that can happen is that they won’t work. If I fail I’ll learn – what not to do – what can be done better. If I succeed then happy days – I reap the reward and I also learn what to do more of.
But if I don’t do stuff? I can’t learn from the failure or benefit from the success.
Just like you, I don’t know how long more I have. But I am here now – with the chance to do something now. And so are you. So what are you going to do next to progress your business?
PS : We were lucky enough to have Dad until a month after his 94th birthday.
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