Adversity Gives You Strength

Written by John Boe

How can you stay motivated inrepparttar midst of turbulent times and a sluggish economy? How do you persevere when many companies are reducing spending and customers seem to be holding on to every last penny in fear of an economic downturn? Every challenge you encounter in your life comes withrepparttar 124037 seed of equivalent or greater benefit. Adversity is a hard teacher, it never leaves you where it found you; it will either build you up or tear you down.

Selling in these challenging times requires determination and fortitude. Are you a quitter? Do you give up or give in before you give out? Quitting is habit forming; it becomes easier each time you do it. Thomas A. Edison documented 10,000 failed attempts to developrepparttar 124038 light bulb. A reporter askedrepparttar 124039 great inventor how it felt to have failed 10,000 times. Edison responded, “Young man, I didn't fail 10,000 times trying to inventrepparttar 124040 light bulb, I simply found 10,000 ways that it wouldn't work!” Think about how different our world would be if Edison had been a quitter. The last time you failed, did you stop trying because you failed – or did you fail because you stopped trying? Havingrepparttar 124041 will to persevere when times are tough is a characteristic commonly found among self-made millionaires. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. You must expect to encounter temporary setbacks and potholes of adversity alongrepparttar 124042 road to success.

The American Spirit

Written by John Boe

September 11, 2001 is a date this country will never forget. The United States was under attack from suicidal terrorists and asrepparttar shock subsided, it dawned on Americans everywhere that they were now onrepparttar 124036 frontlines of a new kind of battle. A battle not fought on foreign soil but within our borders. Who can ever forgetrepparttar 124037 horrific pictures ofrepparttar 124038 crash site in Pennsylvania,repparttar 124039 Pentagon damaged and burning or New York’s elegant Twin Towers collapsing into rubble before our very eyes? The images of destruction and heroism on that day are etched into our memories. Our respect and admiration went out torepparttar 124040 firemen, police officers, medical technicians and other volunteers as they worked heroically amidstrepparttar 124041 smoke and dust searching for survivors at “ground zero.” Feelings of shock and disbelief soon turned into thoughts of sorrow, fear and anger. Inrepparttar 124042 aftermath of this terrorist attack, using all of its resources and drawing onrepparttar 124043 past,repparttar 124044 country struggles to make sense ofrepparttar 124045 tragedy.

If this act of unprecedented violence was intended to divide us as a country and break our spirit as a people it failed miserably! For you see,repparttar 124046 American Spirit can’t be blown up, burned down or extinguished. These cowardly killers made a huge mistake when they underestimatedrepparttar 124047 character and compassion ofrepparttar 124048 American Spirit! People across this great nation pulled together, not apart. Proud Americans from coast to coast stood in line for blocks waiting to give their blood. Flags came out and candles were lit as Americans collectively mourned this tragedy.

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