Story: The cocoon (read this you'll be glad you did)

This story was adapted from an e-mail I received from my friend Christian Godefroy, that he sent out to his French members.  if you like stories like this, visit his website here.

One day, an opening appeared in a cocoon.  A man sat and watched the struggling butterfly trying to emerge for hours.  During this time, the butterfly was trying to push his wings out through his shelter, hoping to force the small hole in it to grow big enough to let him out.

It seemed to man that the insect was not progressing.  He would go as far as he could, but then he did not move.  So the man took a pair of scissors and carefully enlarged the hole in the cocoon to help the butterfly out.

Naturally, it then emerged, quite easily.

But the butterfly had a weak body and its crumpled wings were atrophied.

“No problem, it will develop,” thought the man.  And he continued watching the butterfly, expecting to see it spread its wings and fly.  But… this never happened.

What happened was, the butterfly spent the rest of his life crawling on his little body, unable to use its stunted wings.

What the man in his hasty goodness, did not realize, was that the tight cocoon is a test of nature, that forces the butterfly to train its wings.  It is only after he has passed this test, that he can begin to fly.

And like the butterfly, we also have filters to squeeze through, and obstacles to overcome in order to have a fulfilling life of our own.  See, sometimes our fears, our failures, and our hard times are exactly what we need to experience, in order to prepare us for the next step.

If nature allowed you to advance in life without ever encountering any obstacles, we would be ill-prepared for what lies ahead.  We would be like the butterfly who hasn’t had an opportunity to prove his wings are worthy of flight.

Freedom is hard won, but… rarely do we fly without training first.

Have a great weekend.

Now go sell something, Craig Garber

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Craig GarberAuthor of "How To Make Maximum Money With Minimum Customers, " and publisher of Seductive Selling - an offline marketing newsletter currently read in 15 countries, world-wide. In a nutshell, I do two things: 1. I show you how to attract a reliable, steady stream of pre-qualified leads who are ready to do business with you NOW... 2. And I increase your net profits and cash-flow, by increasing your customer, client, or patient value -- often, dramatically. How do I do this? By developing, and helping you implement, unique, personalized lead generation and marketing strategies... using compelling sales messages that push your customers emotional buy-buttons. I've worked with over 300 clients in more than 104 different industries, since March of 2000, and I really enjoy what I do. I'm a stable, reliable, happily married family guy with three kids who loves life and always follows through on my commitments and promises. I love to listen to music, workout, read, travel with my family, take pictures, and go bass fishing. I always say "Yes," when it comes to good cigars, good books, and good coffee :-)