I just finished breakfast and reading the newspaper (sports section) where I came across a really stunning article that made me think.
The article was about the San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Alex Smith.
Here is a guy who was drafted #1 in the 2005 draft (so over 6 years ago).
Many say he was a bust in the draft, a QB who was overrated!
Many say he never reached his potential!
But if you look at it in detail how could he reach his potential!
In his early 20s he was
– Made a star by being picked #1 in the draft
– Lost his starting job to others after a few bad games
– Benched and belittled by many of his coaches
– Booed at many games by 10s of thousands of people
– Made fun of by the media
And to make things worse he had to play in the shadow of former greats like Joe Montana and Steve Young.
You wonder how he could ever have been able to make it in that environment.
Would you have made it, with everyone telling you that you SUCK, and that you don’t have what it takes?
And the entire country making fun of you?
Heck, many people might have done worse than just faltering.
But not Alex Smith.
In this article what they credit for his success is this:
“What he was really relying upon to survive in the NFL was his mental and emotional strength, toughness, whatever you want to call it…He is so mentally strong, so resilient, refuses to let the demons affect him negatively”
Today Alex Smith will be playing for the 49s in the NFC Championship Game as their starting QB!!
How did he do that?
He never gave up and finally found a coach who knows how to get the best out of him!!!
He is thriving.
Was it he coach who gets all the credit?
Or was it a combination of his perseverance AND finding a good coach?
I think it was the latter.
No coach would have been able to help Alex if he had given up on himself.
Only because he still WANTED to make it happen, he still had the drive to show the world that he can make it, did
he persevere and earn his right to be the Starting Quarterback again!
Will you persevere, or are you giving up at the slightest hurdle, negative comment or distraction?
Will you retreat from your goals of Land for Pennies investing or any other form of Real Estate Investing if the people around you start doubting yourself? When they start telling you you can’t do it?
I sure hope you will continue on, and ignore the negative voices because at the end when you are a successful land flipper and real estate investor it is all worth it!
And there is no worse regret than not having tried it all and given it your all!
Here is a young man who is showing the world what perseverance and finding the right teacher can do.
Use him as an example to keep your own goals in front of you and don’t ever let them get out of sight.
Don’t ever let anyone else talk you out of them. You ARE good enough to make it and you will make it
if you just follow the steps and shut out the negativity out there!
I would love to become your teacher and guide you to success.
And now enjoy watching these young men who went through a lot to make it to the top.