I’m sitting in a quiet room at the Millcroft Inn, a peaceful little place hidden back among the pine trees about an hour out of Toronto. It’s just past noon, late July, and I’m listening to the desperate sounds of a life-or-death struggle going on a few feet away.
There’s a small fly burning out the last of its short life’s energies in a futile attempt to fly through the glass of the windowpane. The whining wings tell the poignant story of the fly’s strategy—try harder.
But it’s not working.
The frenzied effort offers no hope for survival. Ironically, the struggle is part of the trap. It is impossible for the fly to try hard enough to succeed at breaking through the glass. Nevertheless, this little insect has staked its life on reaching its goal through raw effort and determination.
This fly is doomed. It will die there on the windowsill.
Across the room, ten steps away, the door is open. Ten seconds of flying time and this small creature could reach the outside world it seeks. With only a fraction of the effort now being wasted, it could be free of this self-imposed trap. The breakthrough possibility is there. It would be so easy.
Why doesn’t the fly try another approach, something dramatically different? How did it get so locked in on the idea that this particular route, and determined effort, offer the most promise for success? What logic is there in continuing, until death, to seek a breakthrough with “more of the same”?
No doubt this approach makes sense to the fly. Regrettably, it’s an idea that will kill.
“Trying harder” isn’t necessarily the solution to achieving more. It may not offer any real promise for getting what you want out of life. Sometimes, in fact, it’s a big part of the problem.
If you stake your hopes for a breakthrough on trying harder than ever, you may kill your chances for success.
© Price Pritchett
A special message from Bob Proctor:
The author of the above story has become a dear friend of mine. His Book You2 has been one of my top 3 book recommendations for years!
Several months ago, Price Pritchett and I were having dinner when he told me that he was creating a Masterclass around the principles of his book You2. The story that opens this email came directly from that book – You2.
I have been carefully through this Masterclass and came away so impressed with the material, and the way Price walks us through principles that can make a radical difference in our lives. Like the story above, we often hear the phrase, ‘If I only tried harder…’
The Masterclass that Price has created is very comprehensive and will guide you to make a quantum leap in your life in ANY area you choose. It can be your income, starting a business, increasing your current business, or simply having better relationships. But, what I love most about it… is that he clearly shows you that you don’t need to work or try harder. Instead, he shows you how to work differently.
This program is not expensive. I promise you it will be worth every penny of your investment. I have been implementing his teachings for quite a while, and the difference it has made in my life is astounding. This program has taken the principles in the You2 book and organized them into a formula that is simple and effective.
I hope that you will take my word for it and go here now to take part. You will not regret it.
If at the age of 87 I can learn and implement new ways of doing things that make a real difference, and I mean real — so can you.