Confidence, doubt, and success are all taking a trip to corporate headquarters today. It seems that recently the Human Resources department posted a vacancy announcement for management! They have called many to include you! Your appointment is set and you’ll be carpooling with friends.
Here they are now, it was just supposed to be the two of you, you and success, but now confidence and doubt are knocking at your door and are asking to ride with you too.
Well, what a time for decisions, Confidence wants to ride and is saying, “c’mon let’s go, we got this!” Doubt replies saying, “I hope that we do!” And Success just looks at confidence and says, “hey doubt, between you and me, I’m riding with confidence!” Who will you ride with?
Make no mistake about your life; success knows that he will ride with confidence! Where will you ride? Go get it!
Here are a few that chose confidence over doubt knowing that without confidence they couldn’t keep trying even after failures.
There are many greats that have gone before us having success attached to their lives, they failed several times, but because they dug deep within and opened the door for confidence to ride with them, not allowing surrender to doubt, they persevered!
In spite of difficulty and in spite of failure we keep going because we know that we know that we know it is so!
Thomas Edison: In his early years, teachers told Edison he was "too stupid to learn anything." Work was no better, as he was fired from his first two jobs for not being productive enough. Even as an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. Of course, all those unsuccessful attempts finally resulted in the design that worked. Orville and Wilbur Wright: These brothers’ battled depression and family illness before starting the bicycle shop that would lead them to experimenting with flight. After numerous attempts at creating flying machines, several years of hard work, and tons of failed prototypes, the brothers finally created a plane that could get airborne and stay there
CHOOSING CONFIDENCE OVER DOUBT!
Winston Churchill: This Nobel Prize-winning, twice-elected Prime Minster of the United Kingdom wasn't always as well regarded as he is today. Churchill struggled in school and failed the sixth grade. After school he faced many years of political failures, as he was defeated in every election for public office until he finally became the Prime Minister at the ripe old age of 62.
Abraham Lincoln: While today he is remembered as one of the greatest leaders of our nation, Lincoln's life wasn't so easy. In his youth he went to war a captain and returned a private (if you're not familiar with military ranks, just know that private is as low as it goes.) Lincoln didn't stop failing there, however. He started numerous failed businesses and was defeated in numerous runs he made for public office.
Oprah Winfrey: Most people know Oprah as one of the most iconic faces on TV as well as one of the richest and most successful women in the world. Oprah faced a hard road to get to that position, however, enduring a rough and often abusive childhood as well as numerous career setbacks including being fired from her job as a television reporter because she was "unfit for TV."
Harry S. Truman: This WWI vet, Senator, Vice President and eventual President eventually found success in his life, but not without a few missteps along the way. Truman started a store that sold silk shirts and other clothing–seemingly a success at first–only go bankrupt a few years later.
Dick Cheney: This recent Vice President and businessman made his way to the White House but managed to flunk out of Yale University, not once, but twice. Former President George W. Bush joked with Cheney about this fact, stating, "So now we know –if you graduate from Yale, you become president. If you drop out, you get to be vice president."
SUCCESS IS WITH YOU!
- YOU CARRY THE BATON
- YOU ARE GOING PLACES
- YOUR THOUGHTS ARE TRUE
- YOUR STEPPING OUT
- RUNNING TO WIN
- YOUR TAKING CHARGE
- VICTORY IS YOURS
- EXCERPT FROM 21 STONES