Today, my friend, Jeff Chavez, posted this and with his permission I wanted to share it here because it’s such a wonderful message. Btw.. Jeff and I share a very common mission in life.. helping entrepreneurs succeed. Be sure and check him out and all that his up to! He is a fantastic resource with lots of exciting stuff coming soon that you’re sure to love! Sign up to his mailing list.. he’s always posting great motivational stuff for entrepreneurs….
“Never give in. Never, never, never, never.” -Winston Churchill
In the early 1930’s, Churchill’s career had descended into what biographer Virginia Cowles called, “a quagmire from which there seemed to be no rescue.” Stalin and others had written him off as, “finished.”
As history records, he was far from finished. He eventually provided the resolve for Britain to stand against the Axis powers in World War II, win the Nobel Prize in literature, return as Prime Minister at age 77, be knighted by the Queen, and coin the term “Iron Curtain” as a voice of warning to all the world against Soviet aggression.
What a great inspiration and example of persistence to us all.
In his recent book, “How the Mighty Fall”, Jim Collins draws on the example of Winston Churchill as his premise to motivate entrepreneurs and American companies to “never ever give up or give in.”
For me, that message inspires. It’s simple. It’s powerful. And when odds are stacked against us…as they usually seem to be (whether real or imagined), there is great strength to be summoned in the simple belief that if you do not quit, do not give up…ever; then success will be realized. It’s a true principle that I love.
To drive this home, I’ll share one of my favorite paragraphs from “How the Mighty Fall”, Mr. Collins articulates this much better than I could hope to:
“The path out of darkness begins with those exasperatingly persistent individuals who are constitutionally incapable of capitulation. It’s one thing to suffer a staggering defeat…and entirely another to give up on the values and aspirations that make the protracted struggle worthwhile. Failure is not so much a physical state as a state of mind; success is falling down–and getting up one more time–without end.”
Strive to be one of those “exasperatingly persistent individuals who are constitutionally incapable of capitulation”!
Until next time…keep pressing forward.