Breathe to Succeed
November 16, 2011 Comments Off on Breathe to Succeed
The next day, the young man showed up in a suit at the beach at 4am. He was planning on making money, not swimming. The old man grabs his hand and asks him “How bad do you want to be succesfull?” He said “Real bad.”
So the old man tells him to walk out in the water, so he walks out until the water was at his knees. The old man said “Keep walking”, he walked until the water was at his chin.
The old man told him again to keep walking, but the young man said “You are crazy- I don’t want to be a lifeguard, I want to make money.” But he took another step until he was completely under water.
The old man held his head down while he was under water, just before the young man passed out the old man raised him up.
The old man asked “When you were under water, what did you want to do?” He said “I wanted to breathe” the old man said “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, you will be successful.”
The only thing you are trying to do is get air when you are under water. You don’t care about someone texting you, going to a party, watching tv, about that cute guy or girl- all you care about is breathing. But when you get to the point that you want to be succesful as bad as you want to breathe, you will be succesfull.
So many people think they want to be succesfull, but they care more about other things then they do than success. You just kind of want it- you’d rather be cool or popular than succesful.
Some of you love sleep more than you love success, but you have to be willing to even give up sleep. If you go to sleep, you might miss the opportunity to be succesfull if you sleep.
How bad do you want it? I realize I have to commit my very being to this: I have to eat it, breathe it, see it. Understand that and work hard and this world is yours.