“That’s Life!!!”

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“I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king,

I’ve been up and down and over and out and I know one thing.

Each time I find myself flat on my face,

I PULL MYSELF UP and get back in the race…

That’s Life!!!”

-Frank Sinatra

Quitting just cannot be an option.  If we start something & are excited about it & it brings the passion out of us, then it is our responsibility to ourselves to stick with it.  I see so many people start a business that they absolutely love & then, when it gets hard, they quit.  I can totally relate because I was that guy.  I poured my heart & soul into the business I was working on years ago.  I served people, I invested time, money & sacrificed.  It was MY fault because I lost clarity & vision of what I was working to accomplish.  That’s on me & no one else.

The point in sharing that is because we will ALWAYS fail at whatever we are working on IF we do NOT have clarity & vision of what our goal is.  It HAS to be a burning desire.  It HAS to stir your emotions & your soul.  It cannot be something you just want.  It HAS to be something you NEED.  When you know what you want & WHY you want it, that is when it becomes a need.

I heard a story about a guy who wanted success really bad.  The wise old sage took him to the beach & asked him, “how bad do you want to succeed?” to which he replied “more than anything.”  The sage led him out, waist deep into the water & proceeded to stick his head under water & not letting him breath.  The man was obviously shocked & scared.  He was under water & could not breath & was fighting to get up but the sage would NOT let him.  Finally, when the man felt like he was going to pass out & die for lack of breath, the wise old sage let him up.  The man was gasping for breath, petrified & emotionally distraught, as you can imagine.    He asked the sage, “WHY did you do that to me?  I thought you were trying to kill me.”  To which the wise sage replied, “when you want success as bad as you wanted that air, THAT is when you will succeed!!!”

The ONLY way to get ahead in life & reach the goals we have that are important to us is to NEVER quit, get back up & keep moving forward. That is how we succeed!!!

Do you have clarity in your own life of what you want to accomplish?  Have you WRITTEN DOWN your goals on paper?  Have you invested time to figure out what drives you, what you are passionate about, what inspires you?  DON’T do work just for the money, DO work you love.  You owe it to yourself.  We only get one shot at this thing called life & NONE of us should live with regret.

– Ed

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