A Setback is a Setup For a Comeback

By Paul Vann

If you were to take a poll of the people you consider to be famous and or successful, you will discover all of them overcame tremendous struggles in life. Why?

Some people dream big, take risk and fail the majority of the time. Success is an offspring of failure and the only difference between success and failure is the will to not give up.

The bottom line is a setback is a setup for a comeback. For example, while preparing to write my first book, Living on Higher Ground I told all of my family, friends and colleagues I was going to write a book. Almost everyone without fail laughed at me and most of them told me I could not do it.

I did not get upset with the comments I heard, however it gave me fuel to move beyond the doubters and amazingly I wrote my first book in 30 days. After writing my book and publishing it, I did not hear a lot of doubting anymore.

In many ways I felt as though some of my family members did not have confidence in their own ability to write a book, thus their perception of me included the following statements, “With all of the challenges you have in your life, you will not be able to write a book.”

Another interesting comment was, “You have never written a book before and you will not be able to do it.” So I asked a few relatives and colleagues why they did not believe I could write a book and the majority of them simply stated, “I do not know.”

Had I listened to the naysayers likelihood is I would not have written my first book. What about you?

I know many of you reading this article have encountered setbacks in your life, its the fuel that propels people to do incredible things against all odds. Case in point, Tony Robbins the amazing speaker and motivator endured tremendous setbacks in life to include low self esteem, being overweight and sleeping in his car to make ends meet.

If you were to look at Tony Robbins today, you would not know about the obstacles this incredible human being went through. All too often we only look at the outside of a person, rather than on the inside of a person. In other words, the inside of a person determines the outward expression of what is really going on with someone.

Understand one thing, when you encounter what I call the quicksand of life, never give up because its a sign you are close to achieving your goals. Move beyond your limitations and you will make a remarkable comeback in life and humanity will be rewarded because you believed in yourself.

Paul Lawrence Vann is an inspirational speaker and author of the book, Living on Higher Ground. He is known as The Prince of Possibilities because he lead organizations and individuals to achieve their greatest potential through his dynamic high impact speeches, training and coaching. http://www.paullawrencevann.com, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paullawrencevann, (240) 416-5077.

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