Practice Persistence

When I first moved to Australia, I was extremely weak-minded.  I felt that the majority of people in Melbourne (it being extremely diverse with the French, Chinese & Mauritians) were boring; so I decided be boring, too.  I became someone who I wasn’t because of the people around me – and after 5 months, I was pleading to my mom to come home.

My mom said, “when you come back, what will you do? What’s the point? You saved all that money to go there and you want to give up?”

Thank you, mom.  At that given moment, I became a man.

This is one of the most necessary qualities for those who want to become high achievers. The refusal of giving up.  The longer you hang in there, the greater the chance you might have something happen in your favor.

Like I’ve told you before, the universe will test you as much as possible to see how committed you are to the goal.

Although I didn’t have a definite chief-aim in life, I still kept pushing on here in Thailand against what seemed to be non-stop racism.  It was very difficult until all that persistence paid off towards the end of 2014.

However, going forward with my job from there, I had to then make another statement and test the proving grounds because my integrity and teaching capabilities was demeaned heavily by others.  I guess you can say, “I was only suitable to teach lower level courses” compared to others.  At this time, I started to self-teach myself in every subject and kept looking at ways to improve myself.  In present day, I work with some of the biggest companies in Thailand and have social circles with executives all around Bangkok.  Do you think it was given to me? Absolutely not.  I needed to make a name for myself and it was all about my sheer determination.

I’m going to leave you with a very inspirational story in Jack Canfield’s book by Hugh Panero.

Hugh Panero, the cofounder and former CEO of XM Satellite Radio, is an example of amazing commitment and perseverance in the corporate sector.  After 2 years recruiting investors ranging from General Motors and Hughes Electronics to DIRECTV and Clear Channel Communications, Panero’s dream of becoming the world’s largest subscription radio service nearly collapsed in 2001.  Before a deadline on the night of June 6, 2001, Gary Parsons secured commitments of $225 million just minutes before the deadline.

After a failed launch because of an error by an engineer, the next launch date was two months later.  Panera rescheduled the debut September 12, 2001; but after the events of September 11th, he was forced to cancel the satellite’s launch party again.

In the end Panero’s team urged him to postpone the company’s launch for another year.  However, Panero held fast to his dream and debuted the service just two weeks later.

Today, there are more than 23 million subscribers paying every month to enjoy 72 channels of music plus 93 channels of premier sports, talk, comes, children’s and entertainment programming.

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