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This past week I was out of town on a business trip with one of my associates. Somehow, the subject of different people and their various professions became the topic of our conversation. As we talked about each of the different types of work I would comment, “I wouldn’t want to do that.”

Finally, my associate said, “Let’s face it Robert, you wouldn’t be happy doing anything other than what you are doing.”

I thought about it for a moment, smiled, and agreed.

Then I sat there and permitted my mind to drift back a number of years to when I first began working. I almost always wished I were doing what someone else was doing. It seemed I was never happy with the job I had.

What happened? What changed? That is a good question and a great lesson is contained in the answer.

Earl Nightingale answered that question in a speech he made many years ago. The title of his speech was, The Business Got Into Me. Earl told a story about a successful businessman and ...

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