“I didn’t get a good start in life, but I tell you what, I’m determined that I’m going to have a good finish. You can do the very same thing.” – Joyce Meyer
We have heard several stories of people, who started from grass to grace; and the reason for listening to or reading about such stories is because of the pathetic beginnings of those featuring in the stories – how they struggled to fend off setbacks and obstacles to launch themselves on the success ladder.
These people, as their respective stories had revealed cultivated resolute attitude to prioritize the visions they had carved from their situations. Those attitudes have given them the parameters towards their aspirations and purpose. John C. Maxwell advises that: “Your attitude more than your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
These people don’t start because they are great: they start because they want to be great. They have been through situations or conditions that are not fair, but they know that their actions can flame favours. These people had been resilience in their adventures through their actions because they knew their inactions will birth consternations to their lives.
Joyce Meyer was severely raped by her father, today, her life has become a torch bearer to other people who have either been emotionally or spiritually tormented or abused. Oprah Winfrey was a victim of rape, but her life has been lightened beyond the darkness that moment of rape would have caused.
Jeffery Preston Bezos is the founder of Amazon Inc., a company he founded in his garage in 1994, after he prepared the business plan for it through a traction during his journey from New York to Seattle.
His optimistic nature has driven him and caused him to start the business and in 1998, he became one of the first shareholders in Google. But during the time of economic downturn, which really affected him from 1999-2003, he had to be a little bit pessimistic by personally admitted and projected failure for the business by assuming it would go bankrupt or fail totally.
He admitted that he used that statement to released himself from carnage of potential loss and to reduce the interest of people in investing in the company. He was being driven beyond his beginning by his vision and he defeated those times, which set for him, more stages for fulfillment and success.
In 2013, he completed the purchase of Washington Post. Currently, Amazon, his company, is the world’s largest internet revenue, as well as the world’s largest provider of Artificial Intelligence Assistant and Cloud Infrastructure services.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up,” says, Thomas Edison.
It is possible for Jeff to put an end to that dream during the testing time, but that spark of vision and passion in him fuelled on. It is possible for Jeff to have opt out, but he truly desired success and he knew that success has no destination as every mark he attained becomes a milestone in the journey.
People who start have planted something that can make them great. People who are driven beyond their beginning learn through the course. People who learn through the course break grounds and achieve their cause.
Till next week, we shall meet where your drives to break grounds will surpass your drives to only start.
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