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Do You Really Deserve Success?

May 11, 2008
I have noticed so many times that people are only rewarded their dreams after they have gone through one of these huge plunges. I believe these huge failures and plunges are a life's way of testing our level of commitment.

If you study the life stories of well known people like, Sylvester Stallone, Richard Branson and Donald Trump, their tremendous success came only after the result of huge setbacks.

I believe that life throws us failures, in order to test our level of commitment to what we want. If we pass the test, we enjoy the fruits.

In the early 1980s, American property tycoon, Donald Trump was riding high after a series of savvy property deals that allowed him to own a lot of the most sought after property in New York. He was personally worth almost a billion dollars at that time.

It was also during this high time in his life that he wrote a book, "The Art of The Deal".

But the late 80s saw a worldwide recession that caused property prices to plunge and tumble. Within weeks, his best friends and he lost their entire fortune. From a billion dollars, he found himself approximately 750 million dollars in debt.

Many of his business partners suffered the same fate and took their own lives. It was at the lowest point of his life that his wife, Ivana Trump, instead of rallying behind her husband, filed for divorce and forced him to pay her off. But Trump decided to respond in a way that continued to empower him.

He was going to turn things around no matter what. Within a year of shrewd business maneuvering, he turned things around and made around 3 billion dollars.

Now let me ask you this question, If he did not go through that disastrous experience, would he have known who his good friends were? Would he have been able to make that 3 billion?

Most people, when faced with such occasions give up, get depressed and do not attempt anything anymore. The minority of people, they use setbacks, challenges and failures to make themselves better people, using them as lessons to learn from to move on to the next level. How we want to interpret these failures and setbacks is simply a matter of choice on our part.

There are always going to be times in our lives when life puts us to the ultimate test, when things seems unfair, when it seems that we have put in everything but things did not work out.

These are the times when life judges who really deserves success.
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Adam Khoo is an entrepreneur, best-selling author and a self-made millionaire by the age of 26. Discover his million dollar secrets and claim your FREE bonus report 'Ultimate Success Formula' at Patterns Of Excellence.
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