Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Derek Jeter.
Did you know that…
Actor James Earl Jones stuttered so badly in elementary school that he had to communicate with friends and teachers using written notes. Now he is famous for his deep, powerful voice.
Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before reaching success.
Beethoven was deaf but still became a successful composer.
Thomas Edison failed 12,000 times when trying to invent the lightbulb.
In the 1952 Olympics, a young Hungarian boy won the gold medal by splitting the target over and over again. But then he lost his right shooting arm. Four years later, he started splitting the bull’s eye again…using his left hand.
Jim Abbott pitched a no-hitter in the Major Leagues…without a right hand.
The list goes on…
So if all these successful people can stay optimistic and overcome adversity…can’t you?
“Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.”
Thanks for reading.