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Life is Like a Cafeteria
 by: Brian Cavanaugh, T.O.R., More Sower’s Seeds
A friend’s grandfather came to America from Eastern Europe. After being processed at Ellis Island, he went into a cafeteria in lower Manhattan to get something to eat. He sat down at an empty table and waited for someone to take his order. Of course nobody did. Finally, a woman with a tray full of food sat down opposite him and informed him how a cafeteria worked.

“Start out at that end,” she said. “Just go along the line and pick out what you want. At the other end they’ll tell you how much you have to pay.”

“I soon learned that’s how everything works in America,” the grandfather told a friend. “Life’s a cafeteria here. You can get anything you want as long as you are willing to pay the price. You can even get success, but you’ll never get it if you wait for someone to bring it to you. You have to get up and get it yourself.”


Can this be true?  Can getting something you want or need be this easy?  All you have to do is:

  • decide what you want
  • pay for it

I know that you already know what you want.  This is something that you live with every day.  I want …. I want… I need… I need.  Perhaps you were told it is wrong to want or need something.  It isn’t.  What is wrong is depriving yourself of this.  What is wrong is making your life small because of this.  You can expand your life.  It is your responsibility to make your life the way you want it to be. 

Yes it may involve you paying for it.  If it is worth having it is worth paying for.  If you could do it on your own you would have already done it.  There is no shame in getting help to do it. 

There is a way to turn dreams into reality.  You can do it with some help and guidance.  This place will give you the guidance you need. 

Start soaring.

Marcia, Your Confidence Coach


April 5, 2007 - Posted by | how to succeed

1 Comment »

  1. Marcia:

    Very nice site. Thanks for visiting I have left you an answer to your posted question. Be sure to return whenever you have the urge for an opportunity that’s too good to be true!

    See you on the veranda!

    Millionaire Richard Quick, Esq.

    PS What’s a cafeteria?

    Comment by Millionaire Richard Quick, Esq. | April 5, 2007 | Reply

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