“Never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
Sir Winston Churchill, Speech, 1941, Harrow School
We give up too easily on our dreams.
If it isn’t the fear of failure, something more alluring grabs our attention. We are plagued by endless distraction.
But, this isn’t an ode to productivity. Far from it.
If anything, this is a plug for doing (much) less, focusing on the few things that bring you to life, and never, ever giving up.
When I look back on my life, I realise the times when I truly burnt all means of escape and committed my immense drive and passion to a deserving goal.
I’m in awe of what I achieved.
If you have a dream, then believe you can make it real. Don’t be seduced to thinking that you can put it off to another more serendipitous day.
It will never arrive.
All of us believe that we have something to offer the world. Few people, if any, think they can achieve it through work, or, to be precise, working for someone else.
Whatever your dream, never, ever give up on it.
Apply the principles of Kaizen and before you know where you are – 365 days later – you will have knocked down at least one of your objectives.
My vision is to help as many people as possible awaken their genius. I recognise how much I have bitten off in even putting the message out there. But I have no intention of giving up, not now, not ever.
I know the current economic situation and the saturation of negative news hardly makes for tidings of inspiration, but if you believe you can do it, and commit everything to your dream, then you will succeed.
Self-belief will arrive in spades once you commit.
Here’s to you. The genius that lies within.