If They Can Do It… Why Can’t Anyone?June 1, 2013
I came across this video today, and I realized... If they can do it, why can't anyone?
If you have ever failed, you can realize that it is a pretty bad feeling... But why does it have to be?
Why can't it be a learning and growing experience?
As you can see some of the most influential people in the world have failed over and over again. But what sets them apart is they never accept failure or defeat! They keep pushing no matter how hard things get.
One of the things that I am starting to learn with Internet Marketing is how to fail and actually love it! Wait, did that sound strange? I am a person who loves adversity, I love people telling me that I am not good enough or that I can't do something, because it drives me to become better and work harder. Add that together with a natural drive to want to be the best at what I do and it is a recipe for success!
When I was younger, I was the type that had success with anything and everything I did. I was the star of the sports teams, I had friends, got good grades, and anything that I picked up or tried, I very quickly became good at it.
Oh how things change...
As I got older, and I faced harder things, I started not being such a stand-out. Sure, I was still a very good athlete, but school got harder and I started caring more about popularity than grades. I made the sports teams, but the teachers were telling me that "one day the sports will end, and you will have nothing to fall back on!" I laughed it off... I did not take failure well, and would get very upset about it.
They were right!
I tore my ACL in my knee, separated my AC Joint and popped my shoulder cap. Career OVER! But worse than that, I got addicted to Vicodin. They were also right, falling behind in school left me nothing to fall back on. I could have given up and lived a life of drugs, but I didn't want that. I could have accepted defeat and feel sorry for myself, but I want to make something of my life.
It took me a few years, but I finally got past the addiction, and I can't explain how good it feels! It makes me realize that no matter how bad I feel, how many things are against me, if I take things one day at a time, and never give up, I will get the prize at the end!
So the more I fail... The more I learn! The more I accept failure and push on... the stronger person I become!
I have been down some dark tunnels, but always find a way to find the light at the end. If I can leave anyone with one piece of advice it is... DON'T EVER ACCEPT DEFEAT! Laugh in the face of your failures and keep pushing forward no matter what anyone tells you. No one would ever be anything without failure! Find something you love and have passion for and DO IT.
I WILL SUCCEED AND SO CAN YOU!
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