Friday, August 13, 2010

Give up or Try again? Quit or continue?

I think many of us are faced with this question everyday of our life. The question is what would you do? What do you do when every odd seems to be against you, when the universe seem to confabulate against you?
I am a strong believer that all of us have a purpose in life and all of us have the opportunity to either find that purpose or give up and end up a loser. See I also believe that there's enough riches in the country, there's enough riches in the world for each of us to live good. But haven't you ask yourself why do we have guys like Donald Thrump, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs. Three extremely rich guys who obviously have a system to put people to work for them. Then we have Art Williams compared to these guys why is this guy special? Well just a football coach, who saw the need to create a company to help people who were overlooked by those big financial institutions, he is not as rich as those mentioned before but definitely a big name. He gave away his football for a new passion.
However these guys all have something in common, something that not many of us have; and that, is attitude I'm not talking about the attitude of being rude to people no, is the thirst to do something great, is the attitude of saying this is my ground I'm doing my thing I don't care how many times I fail, is the faith of doing what you believe in despite all difficulties remaining grounded to what you believe in.
I had the opportunity of reading the book "Thrump 101" where Donald Thrump talks about how much in debt he got I believe was several billions while you worry about couple of thousands. He believed he could make profits from his business, and he did he is one of the greatest name when it comes to real state. Steve Jobs started a great company Apples computers, however he got fired from his own company. How in heaven can you get fired from your own company? See, he had two choices try again hopefully he gets fired from the new company he creates next or sit down and be a loser tell everyone how close he was from making it to the big leagues and got bumped. What did he do? According to an article published in success magazine couple of months ago he created a new company, then created Pixar, pixar was so huge that bough apple computers when it was about to crash down. Well after the first Ipod you guys know how big apple became. I had no idea what apple computers was until I saw an Ipod. Now I believe they do everything with I including Igo, Idid nah just joking. But are you seeing the trend? These people don't give up they just come back stronger every time they fall. Gates? well if you are a windows user like me, you already know he left college to start Microsoft computers. Why? well maybe he though now was his time he couldn't wait, he had faith in what he wanted to accomplish.
Williams he saw himself in a tough spot when his father died leaving his mother with little life insurance benefits, he found out his family could have done better if they knew a little secret shared only by those with money. He found a company that did exactly that and since he couldn't do it for his family, he did say it to other families. He though of a system he developed that system on that company but the company failed, moved to another one but he found out his system wasn't a fit there and others were making money based on his and his people's efforts. Learning he had a strong passion powered by what happened to his family about 12 years before and noticing his passion didn't diminished a bit after going through so much in other companies he started his own company with his own system, his ideas, his people his personal experiences and very importantly his drive, determination and passion. Obviously he had faith in what he was doing, he though he was doing the best for others, but the other companies were pissed because their clients were running to Mr. Williams. He got a bunch of lawsuits from these others but guess what? He kept on going, his purpose was stronger than what was going on around.
John C. Maxwell in a recent issue of Success Magazine talks about two kinds of people the splatters and the bouncers which one are you. The splatter that when something wrong happen you stay down afraid of going back up, afraid of doing it again. Or the bouncer that no matter what happens you will always always look for a way to go back on top, have a burning desire to try it again.

And by the way if you are worrying about failing, Check what one of the most outstanding athletes had to say.
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Many of you know Michael Jordan for his sneakers, but for those old enough to remember him playing the guy was an ace, some kind like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony well you get the idea. Yet he knows that missing shots is part of the game. Ted Williams hit over 400 3 of his 19 seasons 344 for his career. He's is considered one of the best hitters in baseball. Yet he failed more than what he succeeded. If he took a thousand turns at bat he only hit 344 of them which mean he failed 656 times. Coloner Sanders was turned down by 1009 restaurants before one last restaurant accepted and became the KFC we know, We might not know of the light bulb if Thomas Edison gave up after losing most of his fortune in a bunch of inventions that failed. I can tell you of so many almost defeat then super success that I read about I can write a whole 10 pages on that.
What I'm saying is, if there's possibility of success after near failure, what is stopping you? Why don't you give yourself a chance to something great?

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