What makes a relatively ill-equipped person excel against all odds, while someone who has everything going for them fails miserably? What sets the real winners apart from the also rans? Which horse does one back? How can one predict who will succeed and who will fail? A friend said, “When your WHY makes you CRY, you can’t help but succeed…”

It’s not the economy, the past, slavery, competition, the products, the marketing department, your upbringing, or Rodney in Receiving. It’s not the tools or the telephones or the leads or the website. Not even the training or the compensation plan. Or your team. Or your Team Leader. What determines your level of success is simply how badly you want it. And without a burning desire that will not be denied or ignored, you will join that sniveling, lukewarm flock who tried but failed. In the words of the great Les Brown, “You gotta be HUNGRY!”

In Dr. Hurd’s excellent article, “Don’t Forget China,” he writes, “That’s the real concern: Not the number of weapons a government has; but the kind of government who has them.” I agree. A determined, focused, highly motivated government will win, no matter what the odds. That’s why Vietnam beat the United States. And if Vietnam could beat them, imagine what China could do, especially when enthusiastically when backed by Russia, Iran, and many others. The US won’t stand a chance. The Muslim fundamentalists are calling the shots worldwide as well; right down to controlling the pictures cartoonists draw and Christian prayers in US schools.

Is there any hint of a question in one’s fertile imagination that the alternately bowing and strutting, affirmative action community organizer who sneaks around the White House between his golfing bouts is any match for the head of the KGB trained Russian President?

Bottom line, those committed at the deepest level will achieve their objectives, regardless of the tools and resources at their disposal. Those who will die for their cause will definitely beat those weaklings who are “politically correct” and afraid to offend them. One can find and excuse or find a way.

“When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.” ~ W. Clement Stone

But then again, who am I to say? I live here in purportedly unceasingly raining Vancouver, covered in moss, doing all I can to avoid the pungent smoke of the marijuana smoking tree huggers and the hysterical screams of the liberal leftists.

Robin Elliott  LeverageAdvantage.com