The Cowboy Creed
Ever since my kids were little, I have had The Cowboy Creed posted on our refrigerator door. It reads: "If it ain’t right, don’t do it. If it ain’t true, don’t say it. If it ain’t yours, don’t take it." I came to know this old saying from a very dear friend of mine who is a very talented bronze sculptress named Buster Jones.
I recently attended a Get Motivated Seminar featuring well-known speaker and author, Zig Ziglar. If you have never seen him speak or if you have never read one of his many books, I encourage you to do it today. His wisdom will change your life. One of the many bits of wisdom he encourages is that if you don’t lie, you don’t have to remember what you said.
On the highway of life, The Cowboy Creed is a great road map for personal success as well as business success. It applies to anyone from any walk of life. Whether you live in the middle of New York City or on a Hampton Roads ranch, The Cowboy Creed is what success is all about. I have seen many, many businesses in my career fail because they didn’t enforce integrity in their business dealings. Practice The Cowboy Creed in your business and personal life and you can be guaranteed your profits soar and your personal life will benefit immensely too!
I hope you’ll memorize these important words and teach them to your kids, your employees, and your family. It will make all the difference.