6 Steps to Thriving at Work: Step 6



“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
–Dale Carnegie

Don’t be afraid to follow your dreams even though the obstacles seem too much. It is your life and you are the only one who can decide how your want to live it. So get started. Think of people like Benjamin Franklin, Christopher Columbus, Madam Curie and Helen Keller. The reason these people are remembered in history is because they have overcome obstacles and challenges and their courage has changed the world. What these people have in common is that they never gave up until they found the answer or solved their problem.

“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”
— Helen Keller

Benjamin Franklin used to say when he was experimenting with electricity: “I haven’t failed 1000 times, I have found 1000 ways that don’t work, which has put me even closer to a solution.” Helen Keller overcame enormous odds to lead a fulfilling and happy life. If she could do, you can. She was deaf and blind and diagnosed as being without intelligence. She didn’t let others “opinions” of her stop her from living life to the fullest with whatever gifts she did posses. This is someone who didn’t live in bitterness that she was robbed of her sight and her hearing, instead she moved passed that and used her other senses and faculties to explore the world in wonder. She has such an inspirational story to tell. Few obstacles people overcome are of the same magnitude as hers.

Optimistic Vision, tenacity, and flexibility will help you succeed in any path you choose.
– Tiffany Bass Bukow