Monday, August 11, 2008

The Power of Chocolate

PRESTON, England, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- An English 3-year-old hungry for candy in the middle of the night set off for the sweet shop, leaving his parents and brother sound asleep at home.
A newspaper delivery driver found Max McGrath outside the supermarket in Somerfield, The Times of London reported. The store was closed, and young Max was looking wistfully through the window.
While the boy's timing was bad, he had come prepared with money and a front-door key to his home, although he left the door open behind him.
"I have a child about the same age and it is terrifying to think what an adventurous youngster can get up to," said James Brown, who found the youngster. "He was fine, but it must have been such a shock for his family."

Go Max!!! This THREE YEAR OLD boy took money and a key and went to the supermarket for candy!!! Now that is one smart and determined kid! Only candy could drive that type of behavior. Candy or, maybe when he's a little older,......sex.

Well, sex does influence behavior! Have you seen the new commercial for those fancy premium M & M's? Check it out: (chocolate doesn't get much sexier than this!)
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/08/business/media/08adco.html?ref=business

Ha, ha - I love it!!!

Different things motivate different people. What inspires Max and hundreds of others to make 3:00 a.m. supermarket runs, wouldn't get most people out of bed. The key to success is figuring out what motivates you (your faith, your family, your work) so you can design your life around it. And then figuring out what motivates those you need to influence. Give people what they want, and they will follow you anywhere! (Max and I will be at the supermarket if you need us.)

1 comment:

Heidi said...

Oh m'gosh, countless times my child has done the same thing -- not at 3 a.m., mind you, but just waltzing out of the door unannounced because he needs something specific. His first independent venture was at age 15 months, and he toddled about one-quarter of a mile down to a neighbor's house before I discovered he was nowhere in the house. It is horrifically frightening! But just like you pointed out in the blog, motivation starts at an early age ... and we can see how even a tiny child's motivation can drive them to do very amazing things. How do we harness this drive within us and propel it for the good we want to do? It's a great question to ponder.