Here’s a quiz for you. What do folk artists, Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell, have in common with rock stars Neil Young and Ian Dury, as well as jazz saxophonist, David Sanborn, and classical virtuoso Itzhak Perlman?
Believe it or not, they all were the victims of polio when they were growing up. If you’re under 30, you may not even know about this disease, but until it was eradicated here in the U S, it was a very debilitating and crippling disease. Through the efforts of Rotary Clubs worldwide, polio has almost been eliminated in even third world countries. And India just celebrated its first full year of no new polio cases.
I, myself, have been a member of our Rotary Club since 1975, and a musician as well, so when I came across this article in The Rotarian magazine, it certainly grabbed my interest. The article detailed how in each case, each of these artists in their own right, battled against the odds and obstacles to attain success in the world of music. There was talent inside, screaming to get out, and nothing, not even a dreaded disease, was going to stop it from expressing itself.
It brought to mind that as online entrepreneurs, we too, have to have the desire, the fortitude, the stick to-it, the commitment to overcome whatever obstacles stand in the way of our success.
It’s easy when things don’t go our way, to rationalize, or make excuses. But rationalization and excuses don’t lead to success.
Achieving your business goals can lead to achieving your life’s goals. No one said that it would be easy, or that there wouldn’t be some obstacles standing in your way. What they do say, is that overcoming the obstacles will be worth the effort. It matters not how many times you fall. What matters most is the way you get back up!
There’s music to be made out there. Don’t miss your chance to play your song!
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