Picking Up Pennies

07 Apr 2017

I was out for my daily walk and I came upon a shinny penny face up on the sidewalk in front of me. When ever I see a penny on the ground I always, always think of what my dad told me years ago. He said never pass up a penny, stop bend over and pick it up, they will all add up over time.

You may think I was talking about money, after all that is how this conversation started. I am actually talking about knowledge. Every chance you get go out of your way to learn what ever nugget you can collect and over time, just like the penny’s collected they become more valuable over time. None of the pennies are worth more than the others, they all carry value.

As we get older and collect all the information collected we become wiser.

Make sure you are stopping to pick up the pennies of opportunity along the way moving you forward to the life you desire.

You should think about what you want every day, keep it close and stay engaged. The opportunities will present them to you.

Thanks for spending a few minutes with me today.


Tim Marvel

Motivational speaker and author, Tim Marvel, CSP believes if life doesn’t stop teaching, he shouldn’t stop learning. From living on a submarine in the Navy to spending thirty years in sales, Tim sees life as an adventure. He’s participated in marathons, ultra-marathons, triathlons, and 100-mile bike rides. When he’s not traveling or encouraging others to be their personal best, you can find him hitting the gym, hanging out with his family, and playing with his dog, Jake. But what he looks forward to the most is his weekly date night with his wife, Rockie.

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