Let me share my cousin’s creation of SURE WIN! 10 years of a Lifetime.
If no achievement:
10 years work, is still work
10 years business, is still a struggle
10 years leaders, can fall to nothing
10 years youth, would just go missing
With words of encouragement and purpose in life:
10 years work, must still work hard
10 years business, must still try and try
10 years leaders, must still aim high
10 years youth, will not be wasted
10 stages to Sure Win:
1 must work hard
2 must have trust
3 must be fair
4 must have credibility
5 must have fighting spirit
6 will get achievement
7 will exceed all others (competitors)
8 will have stability
9 can be the leader
10 can beat all odds
I find the above wise words are suitable to anybody’s 10 years in a lifetime. The gem of the whole SURE WIN is the quality one must have to achieve success in life.
To me: Success need not be measured in monetary terms only. We should use our own yardstick to measure our own success; anything that makes us feel whole, fulfilled, satisfied, happy, or rich as a person.
Always remember that there are not many 10 years one has in life. But should that deter us from being successful in our lifetime?
We could let the first 10 years go by without achieving anything because we are still young. We could still let the next 10 years go by because we are still learning. And we could use the next 10 years to gain experience. Hey, it is already 30 years!
By then, if we still have not accomplish anything in life, it’s still ok to try for the next 10 years and another 10 years and another…. nothing should stop us from reaching out to our goal or dreams.
And that’s why I have always admired Colonel Harland Sanders, who founded Kentucky Fried Chicken at the age of 62. He never stops believing that his recipe for fried chicken is a success!
To me: Age does not matter as long as we are happy and we still have the fighting spirit
. If we lose that determination and perseverance, even if we are a successful at 30, we could drop to ground zero for refusing to overcome huddles thereafter!
Hence, if you never thought you could succeed in this lifetime, ponder this:
Failed in business at age 21.
Was defeated in a legislative race at age 22.
Failed again in business at age 24.
Overcame the death of his sweetheart at age 26.
Had a nervous breakdown at age 27.
Lost a congressional race at age 34.
Lost a congressional race at age 36.
Lost a senatorial race at age 45.
Failed in an effort to become vice-president at age 47.
Lost a senatorial race at age 47.
Was elected PRESIDENT of the US at age 52!
There! The power to succeed with dosage after dosage of fighting spirits all the way! Just don’t give up your goal in life!
And how does one determine one is old? How do we fortune tell when we will die? Colonel Sanders died at the age of 90 due to cancer, so his success at 62 was young then, right?
Yes, like what my good friend wrote in her Facebook today; If we always keep our mind “young”, everything will be fine.
It is all in our mind….so, how young are you today?