Staying on Top When Your World's Upside Down


Wednesday’s Promise: Determination

Tác giả: Joe Tye

“When the pain gets so bad that you’re ready to quit, you’ve set yourself up as someone with nothing to lose. And someone with nothing to lose has quite a bit of power. You can go for broke. Challenge authority. Attempt un-attempted alternatives, Lean into a problem; lean so far that you might just lean right through it.”
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On Wednesday you promise to bravely confront your fears. Every great accomplishment was once the “impossible” dream of a dreamer who simply refused to quit when the going got tough. For the person starting a new business, it takes time to get the product and the marketing right, to get word-of-mouth working for you, and to find the right people for the team. There will be frustration and failure along the way – it’s all part of the game.

The difference between winners and losers is that winners are determined to do what it takes to stay in the game, no matter what the score happens to be at halftime. And they know that in order to stay in the game, they must be willing to ask for the help they need, since no one can achieve big goals all alone.