“You will always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”- Wayne Gretzky
I have a personal message for you. Please read on.
As someone well acquainted with life’s ups and downs, I see a great number of people struggling in our current economic environment. I want to encourage you to know that no experience in your life is too difficult to overcome and no defeat is permanent.
I serve as an example, both good and bad, of how to deal with difficulties in our lives. I have seen it through the good times and through the bad times. I think it is important to enjoy those times when life smiles upon us. I also believe that it is unrealistic to expect good times to last forever. No way! For most of us, life offers abundant opportunities for both laughter and tears. The good times you put in your pocket to savor. The hard times go to your heart and into your soul. As Michael Jordan would always say and I quote, “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed”.
My friend, you’ve got to decide to be relentless; you’ve got to decide to never give up. You’ve got to find some reasons within yourself that will give you the stamina – if life has caught you on the blind side – to get back up again!
You’ve got to be BOLD – you’ve got to believe in yourself. There’s an old African proverb that says “If there’s no enemy within, the enemy without can do us no harm.” Your decision now matters the most. Often times, “I CAN’T” is just our defense mechanism, a lie we have sold to ourselves to avoid getting hurt. Note this, anytime you try to run in the direction of your biggest FEARS, you will find an extraordinary life following. This reminds me of an experience during my primary school days. I had this boy in my class. Most of us regarded him as a bully. Each time he comes around anyone of our mates, he threatens to hit. A day came after a long while of threats from him that I said I would never take such insults again. He came as usual to bully when I fiercely gave him the surprise of his life. From that day on, he seized to bully any one of us.
Yeah that was about me but how about the great philosopher Socrates? I may not have all the time in the world to narrate his story to you. I will only live you with his final word to a young man, If you dare seek knowledge like you desire air, you will find it running after you.
Toast to your GREATNESS!
I will be waiting to read your comments and insights.