by Derek Gendron, July 27, 2011
It is important in any type of competition that you have the will to win. Competing at any level requires that understanding the term, Quitters never win.
I have had the fortune to talk to many people in the past couple years, those searching for businesses and the path to financial freedom. Its been very interesting and I have spoken to people of all types and educations.
The quality of people on this earth is very breathtaking, even for those who lack any sort of ambition or quality of action.
Case in point.
I got to know a Professor, someone who spent their life in school, supposedly learning and becoming smarter, more educated, wiser. A supposed PHD who really couldn’t understand the beginnings of commerce or common sense. A person who didn’t know how to take the pen and formulate a sentence that couldn’t get him in trouble – not a real clear thinker. And this was evident in our conversations. I feel sorry for those type of people.
People that have spent a fortune on an education that has not served them well at all. An “education” that has not fixed the core of what they need in their life, a fix of themselves. This happens only by looking inward and making change.
And change comes with action and a ingrained designer to not be labeled a quitter. Quitters never win and that is the ultimate failure in this world. If you are a quitter as a parent, a student, a teacher, a business owner – you name it. They never win, period, quitters I am talking about.
Instead, this person was bridled with fear, educated enough to place blame on anyone but himself for his misfortunes in life. Fear drives some to take action, others to cower and avoid action at all cost. And pride causes those that cower to place blame on others. Its laughable but then sobering. Again, I feel sorry for those who cannot take action in life, those who have heard growing up that quitters never win, yet embrace the title as quitter. They wear it, embrace it and learn nothing from that valuable life lesson!
The collective experiences I have had with people who have degrees, who don’t have degrees, and those who are actively pursuing the American Dream are vast and could fill volumes of books on the topic. I may write about it one day in great detail…
Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
— Muhammed Ali
In the meantime, let’s embrace those who take action and achieve!