Stop Giving Up and Keep Reaching for the Clouds
It’s all within your grasp
Are you ready to be Entrefied?
I want to show you something today. I want to give you some matches. You need to use these matches and find those logs so you can rekindle that fire within you!
“You have something special…you have GREATNESS within you”
Les Brown, motivational speaker
Every single person has a passion within themselves. A way to impact the world like never before.
Are you living your passion right now?
Most people are not and will not. It’s a route they avoid. A path they are afraid of. How can you live your dreams and reach for the clouds when you give up so soon?
Why Most People Fail to Touch a Cloud
They give up too soon. Boom. I said it.
Every person, including yourself, can achieve whatever you set out to achieve in life. The second you stop believing is when you step off the ladder and succumb to being mediocre like everyone else.
You have to continually be searching within yourself in order to find those ideas, to find who you really are, and what your purpose is on this planet.
Sometimes it may seem like you’re going nowhere.
But remember. A lot of people make it 99% of the way and fail to get that last percent. I’ve seen it firsthand.
You NEVER Can Give Up
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. “
Confucius, no last name needed
I had two friends I graduated high school with that were EXTREMELY passionate about football. We will call them friend one and friend two to keep you guessing.
The first friend of mine played football games all day, he was the best player on his college team, and the guy loved football. He was so passionate about it that I just knew he’d get into the NFL. This guy walked miles to practice each day.
The second friend of mine was quiet and focused. He was a natural athlete and gave his all. He wasn’t as passionate as the other guy, but he was very consistent. He played various sports and dominated them.
Both of these men made it to the practice squad out of college for these big teams but didn’t get drafted.
One failed and one succeeded..can you guess who made it?
It was the second guy.
High school senior players eventually drafted by an NFL team: About nine in 10,000, or 0.09 percent. That’s about the chance you have an IQ above 150, as measured by the Stanford-Binet test. The average IQ of Ph.D. students is 130.
The first guy gave up. He made it all the way to a practice camp and was rejected so he gave up! He literally told me that it was over and he moved in with his parents and quit everything!
The second guy was picked up on the practice team. He worked so hard that an opportunity came up a few weeks later and now he is on the NFL TEAM.
The first guy now lives vicariously while the other guy finally can touch all the clouds he wants.
No matter what the odds are against you, you must push ahead!
Life is about living, not cowering in fear, or giving up on something you love because you can’t afford it, or you can’t do it.
One dad had a habit of saying, ‘I can’t afford it.’ The other dad forbade those words to be used. He insisted I ask, ‘How can I afford it?’ One is a statement, and the other is a question. One lets you off the hook, and the other forces you to think.”
Robert Kiyosaki — Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Even the Greats Fail
In 1921 Walt Disney started a company called the Laugh-O-Gram Corporation, which went bankrupt two years later.
Sylvester Stallone had $106 when he was making the Rocky movies. I even found this 1976 news article on him!
I could keep rolling on and on but the point is these people never stopped. It wasn’t an option.
“Throw your soldiers into positions whence there is no escape, and they will prefer death to flight. If they will face death, there is nothing they may not achieve. Officers and men alike will put forth their uttermost strength. Close the exits and put your back against the wall. “
Sun Tzu, One of the greatest generals
It’s at times where you have no other option that you either make it or break it. The stars that you see today that have risen through hard times such as the people above came out the winner in the fight.
Are you fighting for your passion right now?
Obviously, a few do not make it, but some people have to be in this position to blossom.
How You Can Achieve Greatness Too
“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”
Jack Ma — One of China’s richest
You can’t stop. You have to find your passion and you have to reach for it like never before.
Stop and think right now. I want you to think about that one thing you REALLY want to do, you REALLY want to succeed in and ask yourself deep down inside..why am I not reaching for this right now?
Do you want to be an entrepreneur that never has to answer to your boss again? What about a writer that makes a hit as big as Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling?
J.K. Rowling’s original ‘Harry Potter’ pitch was rejected 12 times.
She did not quit! It’s not too late to find that passion you have, no matter the age, and relight the fire from within!
What are you doing TODAY to climb that next rung on the ladder?
Just because you’ve failed every day of your life doesn’t mean you can’t succeed tomorrow.
“If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will”
Gary McKeown, He is in Control of His Life
Right now, this second, I want you to write somewhere the 1 THING in your life you know you should be doing but you’re slacking on or have already given up on.
For the next week, make that 1 THING your top priority.
Come back a week later from now and tell me on THIS POST how you feel and if you notice a difference.
You need to act NOW. Simply reading about making courses doesn’t make you a course.
If you want to be unstoppable and be in control of your life, check out my list of tips.
You’ve been Entrefied.