We Were Losers But We Became Successful And You Can Too!

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Achieving a level of success, a level we can be comfortable with personally, varies with expectations and goals.

Often we compare our level of success with that of someone we admire or, in fact, someone we envy. We want what they have. We want to be where they are in life. We want it NOW!

This desire is what fuels public fascination with celebrities. They seem to live the abundant life of fame and fortune. What is not seen is their struggle to get there.

Someone once said - "Overnight success takes about 15 years." It might not take you that long depending on the level of success you are trying to achieve and how many obstacles you must overcome.

I was a factory worker when a chance meeting opened a door that would change my life. But, like any success story, you have to go through the door and be prepared to work towards success. My co-workers laughed at me, yet, within 9 months I was on Radio as a News Anchor/Reporter. Within two years I was a Television News Anchor. Within three years I was News Director.

It was work and fun at the same time. Through it all, the struggle of one man kept me going. His history looks like he was going to be a loser for life...but....

Failed in Business - Bankruptcy.

Defeated for Legislature one year later.

Sweetheart/Fiancee Dies three years later.

Nervous Breakdown one year later.

Defeated in Election in the same year.

Defeated for U.S. Congress seven years later.

Defeated again for U.S. Congress three years later.

Defeated once again for U.S. Congress two years later.

Defeated for U.S. Senate seven years later.

Defeated for U.S. Vice President one year later.

Defeated again for U.S. Senate two years later.

After 29 years of obstacles he was elected President of the United States.

This was the struggle of President Abraham Lincoln!

If you had been faced with this many obstacles, would you have quit somewhere along the way?

In your own journey towards success, are you ready to quit?

Have you ever quit?

Has anyone ridiculed your efforts, laughed at you, told you that you'll never amount to anything?

Remember Abraham Lincoln and keep at it!

I did it. You can too.

Jim DeSantis is an Internet Publisher and former TV News Director who created  "Self Esteem Magic", a guaranteed step-by-step approach to start raising your Self Esteem in one weekend. Change your life starting this weekend at  "Self Esteem Magic" - here!

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