Tuesday, June 18, 2013

To Be The Highest Mountain

“I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy. ”

Og Mandino (1923 - 1996)
From The Greatest Salesman In the World,
"The Scroll Marked IV"

The thinking in this quote should be the focus of every individual, student, employee - everybody!

It is certainly the underlying thinking of every free market, free enterprise capitalist.  It must be.

If it is not strived for by every entrepreneur, small and large business owner, or corporate executive, then, as the rain will eventually come the competition will grind that person out.

Rest assured that someone, somewhere in your business, is desiring to become the highest mountain through strained potential and end up as the biggest kid on the block.

I understand why dictatorships must squelch that kind of thinking and tear it down.  But why do gubments in "free market" economies do so?

Why do gubments pick sides, stultifying one business in favor of another?
Why do gubments regulate one business while allowing another to slide?
Why do gubments "invest" (meaning divert your money and mine) more into one industry and less into another?

The key word in free enterprise is FREE!

But doesn't that mean that ugly, greasy, unfair capitalists will grind down the poor and take advantage of "the masses," using them and bleeding them until there is nothing left to give?

Get real.

The FREE MARKET will grind out such businesses.
The FREE MARKET will police itself better and more efficiently than any regulation or law any bureaucrat can create.
The FREE MARKET will divert resources more cheaply, more quickly, and more productively than any bureaucrat can regulate.
The FREE MARKET will produce goods and services that are more responsive, thoughtful and desirable than any bureaucrat can pick sides.

How does the FREE MARKET do that?

Through profits!  The fabled better mouse trap!

Profit is merely the money in the market responding to what good or service a business has to offer.  Money and interest flow toward what satisfies need.  The market, any market, has needs.  Goods and services proliferate and thrive because the market needs them.

Can you name a ubiquitous free-market good or service that exists without the need for it?

If one business does not satisfy those needs, or does so in a way that is unkind, scamming or unfair, the market for it, any market, will go elsewhere.  Sure, some might get injured in the short run, but NEVER in the long run.  The free market grinds those parasites out.

And the business good or service that tries to strain its potential to satisfy those needs in the most efficient and inexpensive way possible (thus garnering more market money and profit)

WILL BECOME THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN OF ALL AND THE BIGGEST KID ON THE BLOCK!

The FREE MARKET does not discriminate between patrons - it says to come one and come all.

Let's encourage that, in every aspect of our economy.


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