If They Say You Can’t – Prove Them Wrong!

Have you ever had naysayers in your life? People who told you that you can’t? You aren’t good enough? You should give up? etc… If you have – I think your job is to prove them wrong! In eighth grade I decided that I was shifting gears. I was done playing soccer (which had been my life for the previous 9 years) and I was going to play basketball. I had played before but I wasn’t on any of the high school developmental teams or in the leagues and tournaments that the real players were in – so if I wanted to make the high school team in a year, I had my work cut out for me. I started to practice. I mean really practice – it was an obsession. (Just ask my 40 year old next door neighbor that I challenged to play one on one every night).
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The Power of Commitment

When my brother Scott and I started our business at ages 21 and 22 – we had a lot of people tell us that we would never succeed. They told us we were too young, inexperienced, and that it was too hard. When I decided to be a professional speaker a good friend told me – “You are wasting your time, no one will ever pay you to speak to them.” When I decided to write a book I had people tell me that it was too hard, not profitable, and impossible to make it a bestseller. Have you ever had people tell you that you are not good enough, old enough, smart enough, young enough, sophisticated enough or that you can’t? We all have naysayers in our lives and if we are going to overcome them and achieve our dreams – our level of commitment has to be complete.
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