Don’t abandon your dream (Excerpt)
|June 29, 2018||Posted by Assegid under Announcements, Leadership, Positive Thinking, Success, Updates, Vision||
“…Many people had abandoned their greatness before they realized it. At one point, they declared that it was too much to keep continue and they called it quit too soon. The sad thing about quitting at the 11th hour was that they were a couple of strides away to enter into their glorious moment. Unfortunately, they weren’t aware that they were very close to unchain their greatness to the fullest. Edison said it very well: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
The great ones never allowed the last setbacks to tarnish what they had been doing for years and sometimes for decades. They knew that, when they experienced continual setbacks and the finish line seemed too far away from where they were, they were inches away to unleash their greatness that they didn’t call it to quit. They pressed on!
I like the metaphor Danish-American social reformer Jacob Riss used to encourage us to continue to take the last strides without giving up. He said, “Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it.” He continued, “Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before…”
This excerpt is taken from the upcoming follow-up book to The Highest Level of Greatness p. 216. The book will be published soon. Stay tuned