Saturday, April 4, 2009

Never QUIT the Race an “Inch” From the Finish Line

Never QUIT the Race an "Inch" From the Finish LineTammy Taylor

"When you get into a difficult place and it seems like everything is against you, and you feel like you cannot do this one minute longer: NEVER QUIT! Because that is exactly where you want to
be; this is just the place and time, where it always turns around; and if you QUIT, you will never experience the success that WAS going to be yours.
One of the worst things that I see all the time: is when people QUIT just an "inch" from the finish line. Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
Tammy Taylorhow close they were to success, when they gave up."

Preaching about the importance of PERSISTANCE, and NOT QUITTING, is easy. Actually experiencing failure and continuing on; now that's tough.

I put together a little collection of some very inspirational and famous Entrepreneurs for you; that I felt did just that; they experienced many failures and setbacks, and NEVER QUIT.
When you read about these famous Entrepreneurs you will realize they were no different than the average person; they WERE NOT EXPERIENCED; they WERE NOT RICH; they WERE NOT WELL EDUCATED: all they had was PERSISTANCE!
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Great Quotes from Famous women Business Owners"I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!"

-Madam C.J. Walker, creator of beauty products and the first female self-made millionaire

"The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try."
-Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies

"Don't ever let anyone tell you that something is too competitive. Once you subtract the people who don't work very hard, or the people who aren't as good as you, your competition shrinks' dramatically."
-Maggie Mason, founder of Mighty Goods
Mary Kay Ash (Mary Kay Cosmetics)Mary Kathlyn Wagner was born in the state of Texas in nineteen eighteen. For much of her childhood, she cared for her sick father, while her mother worked long hours at a public eating place. Mary Kay married Ben Rogers, when she was seventeen years old. They had three children before he left home to serve in World War II. When he returned, their marriage ended. Mary Kay looked for a job so she could support her children.

Quote from Mary Kay Ash:"When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you, and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure."

-Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

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Milton Hershey (Hershey Chocolate)Milton Hershey had a long path to the top of the chocolate industry. Hershey dropped out of school in the 4th grade, and took an apprenticeship with a printer, only to be fired. He then became a candy-maker in Lancaster, PA. After studying the business for 4 years, Hershey started three "unsuccessful" candy companies in Philadelphia, Chicago and New York.

Simon Cowell ("American Idol" and "X-Factor")Nowadays, Simon Cowell is a pop icon, and a very wealthy man. But early in life, Cowell faced his fair share of struggles. At age 15, Cowell dropped out of school and bounced around jobs.

Cowell eventually formed his own publishing company, E&S Music. Unfortunately, E&S Music folded in its first year. Cowell ended up with a lot of debt, and was forced to move back in with his parents.
Thomas Edison (Invented the light bulb)
When he was a young boy, Thomas Edison's parents pulled him out of school after teachers called him "stupid" and "un-teachable." Edison spent his teenage years working and being fired from various jobs, culminating in his termination from a telegraph company at age 21. Edison is famous for saying that genius is "1% inspiration and 99% perspiration."

Walt Disney (Disneyland and Disney World)As a young man, Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star Newspaper, because his boss thought he lacked creativity. He went on to form an animation company called Laugh-O-Gram Films in 1921. Using his natural salesmanship abilities, Disney was able to raise $15,000 for the company ($181,000 in 2008 dollars). However, he made a deal with a New York distributor, and when the distributor went out of business, Disney was forced to shut Laugh-O-Gram down. He could barely pay his rent and even resorted to eating dog food.

These Entrepreneurs are just regular people who would not quit…

Remember the only difference between success and failure: is NOT QUITTING.

You Can Do It!

With love,Tammy Taylor

I love to remember these truths every day; they help keep everything in perspective:

I asked for Strength.........
And God gave me Difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom.........
And God gave me Problems to solve.
I asked for Prosperity..........
And God gave me a Brain and Brawn to work.
I asked for Courage.........
And God gave me Danger to overcome.
I asked for Love.........
And God gave me Troubled people to help.
I asked for Favors.........
And God gave me Opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted ........
I received everything I needed!

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