When my brother Scott and I started our business at ages 21 and 22 – we had a lot of people tell us that we would never succeed. They told us we were too young, inexperienced, and that it was too hard.
When I decided to be a professional speaker a good friend told me – “You are wasting your time, no one will ever pay you to speak to them.”
When I decided to write a book I had people tell me that it was too hard, not profitable, and impossible to make it a bestseller.
Have you ever had people tell you that you are not good enough, old enough, smart enough, young enough, sophisticated enough or that you can’t? We all have naysayers in our lives and if we are going to overcome them and achieve our dreams – our level of commitment has to be complete.
I am sure that you have dreams, goals and desires. Whatever your dream may be – are you committed to it?
One of my favorite sayings is “When You Are Interested You Do What Is Convenient, When You Are Committed You Do Whatever It Takes.”
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-I appreciate the ideas shared above. I might add that Ty has succeeded greatly on all the above things he talked about, which others said he wouldn’t at. I’m guessing if you’ll be honest with yourself you can recount times in your life where you have met with success as well. Not in everything you’ve undertaken perhaps, but somethings for sure! Connect with those accomplishments from your past, use them as positive fuel as you move forward in the pursuit of whatever goals or dreams you might have set for yourself now.
If you would like to share some of the goals you’re working on, and what you have found helpful as you pursue them please do so…. It’s your life, LIVE BIG! Josh Hinds