Wrapping up the week with a quick thought for our readership's upcoming college graduates.
"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
- Thomas Edison
Take a moment and listen to this story all the way through. It's Anthony Robbins telling the story of Sly Stallone and how Rocky was realized. The Rainmaker, El Presidente, and I heard this story live, and it never gets old.
We get a lot of emails every month from college students questioning themselves with pre-graduation jitters. I know of students with exceptional GPAs, work experience, and great personalities who start doubting their capabilities after one "no" at an interview. I understand, I've been there , heck it's still difficult to turn the mind off for me sometimes.
The mind is certainly powerful, there's no doubt about it. The caveat is, the mind's power can work in both directions - it can goad you forward or hold you back. In the instances I referred to above, the potential is outrageously high but the mind prevents these students from moving forward.
This little voice in your head can be paralyzing.
My advice is always the same: Turn it OFF and go! Don't think about it. Just go. Think less and do more. Challenge yourself to be resilient. You'll be surprised at what can be accomplished.
Have a killer weekend,