Overcoming dream stealers life’s roadblocks to achieving great success is your choice. Can you name one person that has not faced opposition on their road to great success? Dream stealers is that opposition that stands between you and your greatest achievements. It is the doubters, the hecklers, the failures, and the opinionated, subjective, uninformed genius that in all their brilliance surmise, that you cannot, possibly be a success. It has not happened, therefore, it will not be. In your quest, to scale to the top of an industry in a single bound, to start that business that does not fail, and to be a change agent, in a competitive world. A dream stealer will crash down on your dreams that could abort your future success. What do you do? What did the great achievers do?
• Henry Ford started his first company in 1899 with investors, but his vision was different than his investors and they withdrew from backing his company.
• Danny Devito was told by a Hollywood casting director that he was too short to be an actor.
• Michael Jordan cut from the varsity basketball team to play jay-vee basketball by Coach Clifton “Pop” Herring
• Steve Jobs fired from Apple by John Sculley
• Oprah Winfrey was fired by a Baltimore TV producer that she was unfit for television news.
• Elvis Presley was told that he was better off driving trucks by the manager of the Grand Ole Opry.
• Lee Iaccoca was not wanted at Ford Motor Company
Every great-achiever has a story or two to tell about dream stealers that they have faced, on their road to great success. Henry Ford, Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Elvis Presley, and Lee Iaccoca all overcame their opposition. In some cases, it was that very opposition that propelled them into a greater destiny. Your great success as an entrepreneur, businesswoman or businessman, athlete, actor, engineer, musician, or whatever the dream; it is up to you to continue to pursue your greatness. Life is met with opposition, rejection, and disappointment use them as stepping stones to your success.
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