It’s not always about the talent or the skill, to some it’s luck, relationships, networks and to others it’s timing and that thing we cannot put a finger on (divine intervention) … probably.
“Psychologists call it the 90-10 principle. Ten percent of life is what happens to you and 90 percent is decided by how you react to it. We have no control over what happens to us – high winds rip the roof off, your train is delayed, or a meteorite lands on your car. The 90 percent, however, is up to you.” – (Rod Judkins)
We live in a strange world, live a life without a manual or rewind button, your mistakes are your best advisors. Some started and got the breakthrough others are still looking. I read Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom’s story in the Forbes magazine and it’s really amazing how he got his break in the “washroom.”
I have seen people play from the dirtiest fields to the greatest fields of the world, I have also seen others grey on the same dirty field. Such is life, the only element you have control over is the ability to keep fighting till you see that light.
Just don’t give up, don’t be like the proverbial miner who couldn’t dig for gold because he got fed up. Don’t be fed up, and don’t look back, there’s a reason you started and you must achieve that.
Your destination is forward and that should be your direction. Isn’t it interesting that before we see day light we have to go through darkness? Have you thought about that?
Greatness is never achieved in a comfort zone. It takes a lot of hard work, strategy, vision, focus and the zeal to ignore the world for the goal. It doesn’t matter how you started and how people see you, that is their problem, your success should be your problem too. Remember there will never be a better time to start, you would always wish you had started earlier, that could be today. Small starters end great.
“During the 1920s, brothers Adolf and Rudolf created the Dassler Brothers Sports Shoe Company, a business based in their mother’s laundry room in Herzogenaurach, Germany. By 1948 they had split the company into separate firms, with each of them running one of two competing factories on opposite sides of town. Their equal determination to produce the better sneaker led them to be world leaders in their field: Adolf’s company was Adidas, and Rudolf’s was Puma. Herzogenaurach became known as “the town of bent necks” because residents were constantly checking to see which of the two brands their neighbors were wearing.”
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