You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take…

What would you do if you knew that you wouldn’t fail?  Would you start the business you’ve been dreaming about?  Would you finally ask your dream girl out on a date?  Or would you finally buy that first investment property that you’re scared senseless to purchase?  

Several years ago, I had an employee that worked on my crew that was, without a doubt, the corniest young man I’ve ever met.  However he had a trait within him that made him special.  He had no fear!  One day after work, I stopped to fill my car up at the gas station and he happened to be there as well.  When I pulled up to the pump, I saw him staring at the young lady that was walking into the station.  Like a moth to a flame, he left the pump and walked in behind her.  I  intercepted his path mid laughter because he had that look in his eyes.  After asking him what he was about to do, he said that he was about to get a date.  Not once did he consider getting rejected.  

He walked directly into the store with his shoulders squared and chest out!  I watched him through the glass as he walked up to the young lady.  Words were exchanged and he walked out of the store with the biggest smile on his face.  I couldn’t believe it so I asked “Well how did it go?”  He said that she turned him down lol…..I was confused because he was smiling so big.  He then said that if he asks ten girls out and 3 of the ten say yes, that’s three dates.  But if I never ask any of them out, I will have no dates.  He never looked at the rejection but instead was resilient because he was confident that some young lady would eventually say yes.

Let’s stop giving up so quickly when we have a setback.  Instead, we must keep trying until we reach the goal that we are striving for.  Do not be afraid of failure because it’s only failure if you quit trying to achieve the goal!  Get back up, dust yourself off and try again until you have the victory!

Be Blessed,

Patrick Hurd

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