“Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.”
– Calvin Coolidge
Today I wanted to share with you all about just being able to spread your wings and soar. You have no idea how many people I’ve seen just throw away their precious gifts that they have to offer the world. They give up instead of just spreading their wings and learning to fly.
What people fail to realize is that unlike a bird sometimes we have to make a few attempts before we can actually fly. This is where people get frustrated and quit. They quit because they thought it would be easy or they thought that they would automatically know how. The truth is we are all learning though.
The difference between the successful person and the unsuccessful person isn’t their talent level. It helps, but that only gets you so far. What really sets them both apart is that one gives up while the other pushes harder. I’ve listened to countless self help videos/ books and many of them have showed this point. Is that the successful person did whatever they had to do to get to their goals while the unsuccessful person folded in the towel.
If you all can learn anything from me learn to not throw away all you can offer this world. You may think you don’t have what it takes, but I’m here to tell you that you do. You have in yourself now all you need to accomplish whatever your heart desires. You just need to do two things which are don’t give up and to work as hard as you can. When you do those two things you’ll come out winning I promise. It may not happen the way you always wanted it to happen or it could take a long time to accomplish, but with you focused and doing whatever it takes to get there…there’s absolutely no stopping you.
Ignore whoever tells you otherwise. People might think you are crazy to go after what you want. And maybe you are, but guess what all the best people are! (Yes, I know that line was totally from Alice in Wonderland haha).
My point with this blog is that I’ve seen too many people waste their talents because to get to their dreams was too tough. And I’m telling you don’t be that person. Be the person that goes out fighting and won’t give up until they get there. Think of it like the Rocky movies. He gets knocked down in the ring. And if you’re anything like me as a kid you’re just like “Rocky get up! You’re not really going to lose to that asshole are you?!” Then out of no where Rocky makes this epic recovery up and boxed the crap out of the other guy.
Be like Rocky everyone! Don’t give up when you feel like you’re losing. Because that moment you feel like you’re going to crack is the moment you need to go harder because that’s the moment you’re going to shine. Well that’s all I got for today everyone.
Have an Eye of the Tiger day today and I’ll talk to you tomorrow,
P.S. if you don’t know the song Eye of the Tiger have you been living under a rock?! Haha