Saturday, February 4, 2012

Crossing a Finish Line is Rarely by Accident. Never Give Up!

Never Give Up!

You cannot accomplish much in this life without first failing, faltering or falling flat-on-your-face at least a few times.

Beginning a task takes courage, finishing a task takes work. Attempting to accomplish something significant will most certainly make you vulnerable to peril. Risking that danger means greater chance of falling; of failing. It is natural to falter at these possibilities of disappointment. And when you decide to move on in spite of your fears, it is likely that you will fall somewhere along the way, and that you will need to pull yourself  back up in order to finish the task -- Crossing a finish line is rarely by accident.

I am so thankful that although falling, faltering and failing are an inevitable part of the process, they need not be the end result.

Did you Know?”
·         27 publishers rejected Dr. Seuss’s first book
·         Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because “he lacks imagination and has no good ideas”
·         Macy started and failed at 7 businesses before his now famous store hit it big in New York
·         Jerry Seinfeld froze on stage during his first comedy club appearance. He was jeered and booed off the stage
·         Thomas Edison recorded 10,000 failed attempts before he invented the light bulb
·         Abraham Lincoln
Failed in business in 1831
Defeated for Legislature in 1832
Second failure in business in 1833
Suffered a nervous breakdown in 1836
Defeated for Speaker of the House in 1838
Defeated for Elector in 1840
Defeated for Congress in 1843
Defeated for Senate in 1855
Defeated for Vice President in 1856
Defeated for Senate in 1858
Elected President in 1860.”

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”
~ Winston Churchill

“He who began a good work in you will carry it on until completion.”
~ Philippians 1:16 NIV

To give up is the only failure worth mentioning –Never Give Up!
Never Give Up!
Talk to you soon,

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