Articles Tagged ‘Faith’

It’s a Faith Thing…

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Knee Pads Required for Entry

My profession as a business coach, Rainmakers executive and business consultant has provided me with the honor of meeting many people in Indianapolis and throughout the world. Every day I hear amazing stories about people accomplishing extraordinary things. Whether it’s in sports, business or life in general, there is always one underlining quality – the fire within to never give up.

How does never giving up and being extraordinary go hand in hand? Because no matter how much success someone has at this very moment, there was a time when they were brought to their knees. Even the most successful business owners, richest men and women and entrepreneurs of today had moments when they considered throwing in the towel. Success doesn’t usually come over night, and money doesn’t grow on trees. Ok, clichés, I know, but that doesn’t make them any less true. Many times a profitable business or even a wicked curve ball is only obtained through trial and error. Even the best in business and the top entrepreneurs of 2011 didn’t “make it” the first time they launched their big idea.

Did they have doubts? Most likely. This is natural and we all to it. We question ourselves and wonder if we truly have what it takes. So how do you get past the insurmountable odds?

You realize that everyone fails. You accept that perfection is not obtainable. You have faith – faith in your abilities -faith that you can start your small business – faith that you can take your business to the next level – faith that you can run a $20 million company – faith that today is going to be an extraordinary day.

You have faith that the challenge in front of you is the lesson necessary to learn in order to get you where you want to go – where you are meant to be.

To accomplish amazing feats, you must accept and expect to get knocked down. It will happen. (Buy a pair of $10 knee pads and get back out there!) People who are bigger than their challenge have one key similarity – they never give up. They never stop reaching for their goal. This desire to go on, to work harder is powered by faith – faith in their talents, faith in others, ultimately faith in God. Never give up and keep the faith.

What recently happened that made you feel defeated?

Tony Scelzo
Rainmakers Marketing Group

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