Thursday, February 21, 2013
Opportunity Knocks While Temptation Beats Down the Door
Temptation to lie, cheat or steal. Temptation to be a slacker, take the easy way out or not give it your all. Temptation to become ignoble, do the wrong thing or, as the buzz word indicates, become one of the "Sheeple."
Every day we are tested. When temptations come along, if you do not pass, opportunities for success will be fleeting.
Stand tall, do the right thing over and over and over again. You'll notice more opportunities come your way.
Jim Olson is a ranch-raised cowboy, author and entrepreneur. Growing up on the high plains of eastern New Mexico he learned to ride young colts, tend to cattle and drive heavy farm equipment at an early age.
Jim spent a few years competing in the calf roping event at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association level, qualifying for the circuit finals a few times. He lives on and operates a ranch near Stanfield, Arizona, once a part of John Wayne’s Red River Ranch, and also owns Western Trading Post, dealing in Cowboy and Indian collectibles.
These great life experiences Jim now uses in his writing career. He writes stories about interesting and extraordinary people of the west including short stories of both fiction and nonfiction. He has a monthly column titled “Cowboy Heroes,” published by several Southwestern and national magazines. Jim has written three books and is working on other projects as well. He can be reached via the web: www.JimOlsonAuthor.com