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It happens to all of us. At some point in our lives, things happen that can really make us feel like failures. Sometimes this is because of something someone said, how we are treated, who we hang out with, or where we are from. What we have to do is decide that we are not going to let other people “steal our thunder.” Even the most successful people over time have dealt with these same issues. Take a look:
Like football? Check this out….Vince Lombardi was told by another football expert that he had “minimal football knowledge.”
How about basketball? Michael Jordan. Yes, THE Michael Jordan….he was actually cut from his high school basketball team! Did this discourage him? NO! In fact, one of his famous quotes is, “I've failed over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed.”
You’ve heard of Thomas Edison, right? What would you say if I told you that Thomas Edison’s teacher sent a note home from school stating that Mr. Edison was “too stupid to learn.”
Do you or your children enjoy Disney movies? The founder of Disney, Walt Disney, was once fired from a job at a newspaper. Know why? He was fired for “lacking ideas.”
Do you see the pattern?
YOU determine your own success or failure. We have all failed. What makes us successful is the fact that we pick ourselves up, learn from our experiences, and try again… and again…and again. Keep going and you will find your success!