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Torpedoing Your Success

 

Subject: Focus, Planning, Passion, Changing Directions, Finding Success


 

One of my first internship jobs as a college student was working for a defense company who, at the time, developed a highly sophisticated torpedo for hunting down submarines and destroying them. 

 

The operation of the torpedo was pretty fascinating.  The torpedo was launched from the deck of a ship or dropped from a helicopter into the water.  It would then turn on and initiate a search mode, where it would make circular patterns while constantly “pinging.”  Pinging is the sound the sonar device makes when it wants to bounce sound waves off objects underwater. 

 

The torpedo had what was called an underwater signature recognizer, a device that compares the echo outlines of each incoming sound wave with a database of other outlines.  The goal, find a submarine outline.

 

Once it detected something that “might” be a submarine, the torpedo would then go after the target.  As the torpedo got closer to its potential target, it would continue pinging and comparing each echo (outline) in order to be sure the object was indeed a submarine.  The closer the torpedo got, the better the definition of the echo. 

 

The torpedo would break off its “attack mode” if, as it got closer to the acquired target, it realized the silhouette did not match; if the object was a false alarm, it would steer off course.  For example, the torpedo was able to discern a submarine from let’s say a whale, a school of fish or an underwater rock formation. 

 

So, as the torpedo got closer and discovered the object wasn’t a submarine, it would break off and terminate its attack mode.  It would then begin a new search pattern all over again in another area.

 

Take a lesson from the torpedo’s behavior.  Right now, many of you are in the search mode looking for your target.  You’re trying to find something—something that will fulfill you, something to look forward to everyday. 

 

“In order to find success, we need to create search patterns.”

 

But a recent survey confirmed that 53% of people in the workforce are unhappy and over 75% would rather be doing something else. Unfortunately, many are afraid to search for something new or have simply given up “pinging” for their true calling. 

 

Don’t be a statistic.  Continue pinging until you find what it is you truly love to do.  Only then, will you be successful and more importantly, happy.  Remember, the toughest road to success is the road back to you…the real you!

 

Please share this with a colleague or friend who may need some words of inspiration.

 

Victor Antonio G. is an author and motivational speaker. 

 

Copyright © 2004 by Victor Antonio G.   All rights reserved.  This article MAY be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, as long as the author’s name, website and email address are included as part of the article’s body.  All inquiries, including information on electronic licensing, should be directed to Victor Antonio G.

 

 

                                             

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Leadership-Time Management

Stupid People Poem

Christmas Story: Misfits

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Sales-Prime Contractor

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Cash Money Tree

Leadership & Trust

Management Style

Your Capacity for Success

Create Cash Flow-Equity

Pay for Performance

Road Trip to Success

The Good Life

Power Shift-Toffler

Incentive Programs

Compromise Poem

Business and Ladders

Speaker on Vanity

Leadership Style - Skill

Selling Through Channels

Consequences

Exploiter Poem

Keynote on Revenge

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Computer Poem

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Keynote on Greatness

Essay on Equality

Torpedoing Success

Consumer Motivation

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Motivation and Selling

The Success Matrix

Squirrel Wins - Focus

Why Take Action

Latino Market Growth

Motivational Failure

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Acres of Diamonds

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Professional Public Speaking

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