Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Michael Grant Simon Stillwater, Minnesota, United States

Posted: 2021-07-21

DECISION

 

Most people who fail at things that require sweat equity and obstacles.  They fail because they did not make the decision to do what it takes.  They make want it, but are not willing to go all in.

 

Successful self made individuals get where they are because they made the decision to do what it takes and are all in no matter what adversity is thrown at them.   Michael Jordan became the greatest because he made the decision to do whatever he had to become the best he could be. 

 

Para Athletes are some of the most inspiring individuals I have had the pleasure of knowing and associating with.  Dare2Tri a Para Triathlon club that I am affiliated with was co founded by Melissa Stockwell a former Army Officer and first female to lose a limb in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Lieutenant Stockwell and was leading a Convoy through Baghdad when here vehicle hit and Improvised Explosive Device and lost her left leg.

 

This is a major life-changing setback to anyone and majority will just accept it and see it as an excuse to live a life of quiet desperation.  Stockwell adapted and overcame this obstacle.  She was the first Iraq Veteran chosen for the Para Olympics in Beijing as a swimmer. 

 

Shortly after the Para Games a friend convinced her to do a triathlon.  She became hooked from there on out.  She eventually co founded Dare2tri while competing as a Para Tri Athlete in events all around the world.  She has a few world championships, bronze medal winner in Rio, and is on the team one last time for the Tokyo Games.     

 

Melissa has gotten to where she has because she made a decision to not let her life-changing situation keep her down.

 

Stock well’s success has been an inspiration to many.  Dare2Tri has some of the best Para triathletes in the Country and probably the world.   As said already it has been an honor and pleasure to meet, train and compete with some of these athletes. 

 

I am not the caliber of many of these athletes.  I am a bit older and have different goals.  Said before my long-term goal is to become and Iron Man, which I am well on my way to doing it.   I my self made the decision a long time ago to do this.  I might have quit a long time ago otherwise!

 

The same goes for Business.  Edwin Barnes would not have succeeded at the level he had with Edison, if he had not made the decision.

 

Henry Ford would not have revolutionized the automobile industry if he had not made a decision to do so.  The heck with the pseudo intellectuals who thought he was stupid and uneducated.  He drove on.

 

Donald J. Trump was one of the most successful Real Estate Billionaires around.  He like many business tycoons had ups and downs.  He always had the tenacity to adapt, overcome and come out on top.

 

Donald Trump had enormous wealth and could have lived the rest of his life in luxury. He, however, saw the issues that our Country was facing to the career politicians and other bureaucrats in Washington DC.  He finally had enough and threw his hat in the ring.  He shocked the country and the world eighteen months later when he was elected. 

 

There were some obvious shenanigans in this past election, but Trump is not going away.  He will be right back on top if he makes a decision to do so.  I like many have made a decision to fight the Woke Culture and not trust anything the Main Stream Media throws at us.

 

Who knows? Maybe these audits will finally mean something to the Higher Courts and our Supreme Court will actually hear the case and make the right decision! 

 

As said before, enough of the Negative.

 

Network Marketing is by no means easy but the concept is simple and logical.  The few that reach the high level make it because they made the decision. 

 

Personal Development and association with likeminded individuals can help one get through the tough moments. 

 

So glad Mentoring for Free is here.  Thank you Michael and Linda Dlouhy for this wonderful program.  Thank you Rick Burnett for contacting me.  Thank you to everyone who participates on these weekly calls.

 

John Chapter sixteen verse thirty-three, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have the peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

 

Michael Simon
Vetpreneur