Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Start with nothing and Still make it

   In our quest to acheive our goals and shape the kind of life we want, it's very easy to get side tracked and discouraged. Never worry, many people with humble beginnings have made it through the ups and downs and arrived where they wanted. If you never quit, it will happen for you. Aim high and go for it with everything you got. I like what Les Brown say's. "The problem is not that most people aimed to high and missed, it's that most people aimed too low and hit"

   Don't worry about where you are now or where you come from. All that matters is where you are going. Use the past as a school. Never under estimate the power of hard work, creativity, diligence, and character. All these traits can carry you to your goals. All these traits can be refined now, doing your present work as you pursue your dreams. Here's some examples of starting out at the bottom. Yes, it can be done. Yes, you could do it as well.

   Rod Stewart - used to be a grave digger
   Michael Dell - was a dishwasher before designing the dell computer
   Sean "Diddy" Combs - was a paper boy
   Sylvester Stallone - was a lion cage cleaner
   Brad Pitt - moved refrigerators
   Garth Brooks - sold boots
   Jerry Seinfeld - sold light bulbs by phone
   Gwen Steffani - mopped floors at Dairy Queen
   Mick Jagger - used to sell ice cream
   Snoop Dog - was a bag boy at a grocery store in long beach
   James Brown - shined shoes, washed cars, and racked pool balls at the local pool hall
   Martina McBride - used to travel with the Garth Brooks tour as a T-shirt vendor
   Chubby Checker - was a chicken plucker
   Duke Ellington - sold peanuts at the Senator ball games

   That's just a short list. There are many many more stories of people who started with nothing and achieved everything they wanted. I guess the lesson is " If they could do it, you can do it". Simple concept, but very easily forgotten when the negativity steps in creating doubt. Be strong. You can do it.

   See you at the top......

   Till Next time......



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