Saturday, July 11, 2009

NEVER GIVE UP

When everything around you is going crazy, when no one understands you, when you are just about ready to give up, then remind yourself to never never give up. Good things are always just around the next corner. Did you know that after Fred Astaire's first screen test in 1933 a memo from the MGM testing director said,"Cant act. Slightly bald. Can dance a little." Good thing he didnt give up huh? Astaire kept that memo over the fireplace in his Beverly Hills home.
Did you know that a relatively unsuccessful marketer of resturant equipment named Ray Kroc didnt sell his first hamburger until he was 52 yrs old? At a time in his life when many are considering retirement he built McDonald's from a handful of hamburger stands into the world's largest food chain. Good thing he didnt give up on being successful.
When his older brother was killed during WW11, this man first withdrew into a shell and almost gave up. He then began to listen to the radio to ease his pain. Soon he was dreaming about hosting his own radio show. That led Dick Clark to start American Bandstand.
Did you know that Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper for lacking ideas? He also went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland.
And Finally author Richard Bach had his manuscript for a book rejected by several hundred editors before he found one to publish Jonathon Livingstone Seagull(My personal favorite book of all time). A movie of the book followed as did several more great books by Mr Bach. Im so glad he didnt give up.
One more thing Id like to add and this is my own personal experience. After many many failed attempts at finding the one woman of my dreams at the age of 42 we finally found each other. That was in 1994 and we have been blissfully married since May of 1995. And to think I had almost gi ven up on even looking for my soulmate! So whatever your dreams and no matter the past results or what anybody tells you I say hold on tight to your dreams and dont ever gi ve up! Bless your hearts. I love you all.

5 comments:

Simon said...

At a time in his life when many are considering retirement he built McDonald's from a handful of hamburger stands into the world's largest food chain. Good thing he didn't give up on being successful.

That may have been an unfortunate example to choose.

Dorrie said...

lol Simon!

captron52 said...

Thanks for stopping by friends. Hope your day is going great!

Hannah said...

Wonderful post! We should never, ever give up!
The next best thing that is going to happen to us is right there around the corner :D

xo,
hk

captron52 said...

How right you are Hannah! Thanks for visiting. I hope your week has started off great!