To Grow, Go Against the Flow

Business is like a man rowing a boat upstream. He has no choice; he must go ahead or he will go back.

That idea of the row boat is perfect as it is easy to understand how hard we must work to row a boat. Feel the effort and energy expended in rowing or paddling upstream. Now feel what it’s like going downstream, perhaps one can even rest the oars, no need to paddle. Effortlessly flowing downstream…

There are always things that need to be done in order to keep moving, to ensure growth is healthy and sustainable. Our focus must always be on moving forward.

Business is like rowing upstream each and every day. Rarely does it get easy and if you are going downstream you are going where others have been before. Success does never comes from floating a boat where others have already been. Objectives are always reached by applied effort. It is a rare thing in life when the flow takes you where you really want to go.

Summing-up: Business is like rowing upstream. If you stop, you go backwards.

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