The oldest person to scale Mt Everest was 77 years old. I can tell you, without reservaton, that the thought of falling off a mountain scares the shit out of me!
Michael Dell started Dell Computer from his dorm room at the ripe old age of 19!
Richard Branson (actually Sir Richard Branson) started the mail order business which would later become Virgin Records at 20 years old.
Didn't go to college, finish college, go to the "right" college.
Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Ted Turner, Tom Hanks, Woody Allen never finished college.
H.G. Wells, self made billionaire Jim Clarke, W. Clement Stone and Peter Jennings all dropped out of High School
Yours truly went to a crappy community college and . . .
Like the others I mentioned, totally enjoy the PhD in results I have hanging on my wall!
And for those of you facing rejection, criticism, ridicule and lots of other words I can't think of because of my community college education, I offer you this:
Sylvester Stallone was turned down more than 1400 times on the Rocky Script. The SOB even sold his dog at one point to make ends meet. Note: Hey Rocky WTF???
Chicken Soup for The Soul was rejected by 144 publishers
Colonel Sanders was told "No" 1009 times before the "YES" which launched KFC
The Beatles were turned down by Decca Records because they felt "Guitar music is on the way out" 1 Billion + records later I think somebody made a boo boo!
When the phone was first invented, Bell turned to Western Union for funding. He was quickly rejected with a note that read something along the lines of there not being a need for "an electrical toy" such as the phone. Hmm, can you hear me now?
So here's the deal gang. There will always be a reason for us to back down, back off, step down, hold back and let go of the dreams we have. Doubt, negativity and nay sayers will always show up ready to crash our party but . . .
We control the magical ability to assign meaning to their words or reject them, evict them with a good kick in the ass for good measure!
I will leave you with the words of an African proverb: "If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do you no harm"
Rock on and may the road to your success rise up to meet you!
You deserve no less!
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