The success and daily work of Peter Parker

Subtitled: “Success and the Web-Slinger: Where’s the Story, Parker?”

A few years ago, I was waiting with my daughter in an excruciatingly slow 75-minute line for the Spider-Man 2 game at Universal Studios theme park in Japan.

And while I got bored watching the repetitive clips of old Spiderman cartoons on the TV screens all around us, I found myself reading quotes from the editor of the Daily Bugle (Spiderman’s employer of the day). These were displayed on all the walls of the waiting room.

One in particular caught my self-training attention:

“You don’t win a Pulitzer Prize by sitting on your asci characters. So let’s get moving!”

In addition to laughing at the deliberate pun on the misspelling of ‘asci’, I felt like Peter’s cigar-smoking editor was bellowing a great mantra of personal development.

Goal setting is great in and of itself, but without action it’s like a story that never gets in the newspaper.

Why was it never written?


There are plenty of people who have ideas and plans, but forget about them or dismiss them as unrealistic.

The number one mistake is not writing them.

For those who actually write them, they can easily be consigned to the “inner pages” of their life because there is no attention-grabbing headline to inspire them.

Big goals often arise naturally from a vision of what could be. That’s the equivalent of an inspirational headline in a newspaper article.

And they are fueled by the emotional power of images. Just as Peter Parker’s photographic assignments were to capture the reality of ‘real life’ stories.

You have an advantage over Peter Parker, who obviously could never get that priceless photo of Spiderman in action.

And that is your creative imagination.

You can see, touch and feel your very own web-slinger just by choosing to do so.

Good luck! And see if you can bring back a snapshot or two!

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