“A leader, once convinced a particular course of action is the right one, must have the determination to stick with it and be undaunted when the going gets rough.”
Quote by: Ronald Reagan
I went to the Ronald Reagan museum this past Monday, and while walking through it was so amazing to see all the wonderful accomplishments that one man could make in his life.
He was an athlete, college graduate, actor, governor, and President.
He grew up in a small town called Tampico Illinois. His family did not have much money, but they did know the definition of hard work, and so did Reagan.
Reagan did not look at life and say I am going to President when I am 70. He paved the way by the steps and actions he took in his life to get there.
He was dedicated and when the going got tough he pressed on and got tougher.
A lot of times I get caught up in the day to day and say “why can’t I just have this life” or why can’t life be easier?” But I am sure if it were easy, then everyone would be doing it!
I always use the expression you have to go to the school of the Hard Knocks in order to really appreciate what you have and have that much more of an impact when you get there.
Think of if Reagan was called one day at 30 and told that he was going to be the president of the United States. I don’t believe at 30 he would have gone down in history of one of the greatest presidents of all time; he was not ready, and he had not put in the work yet to have that title.
I feel that a lot of times we want to get from A to Z but forget about going through M L N O P. Some of the hardest times make us tenacious and that much more convicted in where we are going.
Then, when we do finally get there we appreciate it and have taken the long road and found out what works, what doesn’t, and know exactly why you are in the place you are.
In the words of Randy Jackson “Stay in it to win it”, and you will be on your journey to success!