"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.- President Calvin Coolidge
Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not: unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education alone will not: the world is full of educated derelicts
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
Bueno esto lo lei en un articulo de Ray Kroc que tenia que estudiar para un oral. El fue quien hizo Mc Donald's lo que es hoy. La verdad me sorprendio, no pense que una compañia tan... comercial tuviera este comienzo. El tipo siguio luchando por lo que queria (ser rico) aunque estaba viejo, enfermo, en algunos momentos muy pobre y habia fallado muuuuuchas veces.
En fin, siempre va a haber gente que te diga que lo que queres es muy dificil para vos o que te des por vencido y busques algo mas "a tu altura" o la tipica: "yo conozco a la hermana de la vecina de mi prima que intento y le fue re mal", pero si realmente quieren algo, ponganse en la cabeza que ya lo tienen y sigan insistiendo , no piensen en el tiempo que les va a llevar, ni las puertes que se van a cerrar, ni las malas notas que les van a poner, va a pasar, lo quieran o no, porque es parte de la lucha y cuando obtengan lo que quieran, todo eso ya no va a importar.
I wrote this on a note on facebook because some of my friends and I, myself, are going through a hard time getting what we want (don't we all?), I thought I'd share it here:
Well I read this on an article about Ray Kroc, I had to read about him because he was in the topic of success, one of many I had to study for a language oral exam. He was the man who make Mac Donald's the place it is today. I was amazed, to be honest, I didn't thought a company so.... materialistic or successful would have a rough start. This guy kept on fighting for what he wanted, for what he dreamed for (to become rich, I don't think money is that good but anyways) He kept on fighting for that dream while he was old, ill, poor and had many failures on his life.
What I want to say is: there will always be people that tell you that what you want is too hard for you, or there might be someone that tells you to give up and try something "more at your level" because what you are trying is out of your league. Or the one that says: "I know this person, sister of neighbour of my cousin's, that tried and didn't make it" If you really want something, think that you already got it and keep going on fighting for it. Don't think about the time it's going to take, or the time you are going to "waste", don't think about the doors that are going to be shut in your face, don't think about the bad marks you may get, those situations are going to happen because, you like it or not, it's part of the "struggle" and nothing of that is going to matter anymore when you get what you have dreamed for.
Like my mom would say, something like: "Do like the horse, never look back, never look the sides, look the horizon and push."