Out of Defeat, Victory

I‘ve watched the Steve Jobs Sanford commencement speech a few times this week.  It’s powerful on so many levels.  But probably most because it’s s story of snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.

Deciding that your past doesn’t have to equal your future.  Daring to dream.  And dream big.

You’ve had challenges.  I get that.  People dropped out.  Maybe even your sponsor left.  You faced rejection.  Perhaps ridicule.  But remember this…

The only reason people try to bring you down, is because they realize you’re above them.


18 thoughts on “Out of Defeat, Victory

  1. Never stop dreaming. Never accept average. Average can destroy big dreams. Average can damage medium sized dreams. Average can even injure small dreams. Average doesn’t stretch potential, it curtails potential. Average is damaging, especially when it becomes habitual. When average becomes comfortable, dreaming slows. Once average becomes habitual, dreaming stops.

    Thanks Steve and thanks Randy – for you vision and your willingness to share.

  2. Hi RG,

    These setbacks lead to pushes forward. We either move with the push, or allow set backs to stop us.

    Steve Jobs became Steve Jobs because he turned these situations around. He turned difficulties in strength, tragedy into triumph. Many CEOs would have complained, b*tched and moaned and either retired or taken a step back. Not him, he came back and revolutionized the world.

    Thanks Randy!


  3. Raymond
    October 9, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Steve Job’s return,despite all odds, then revamped
    Apple and even went beyond to revolutionize, is a big

    It is worthy of emulation.

    Thank You.

  4. Hey Randy,

    Beware the Five Laws of Diminishing People Make or become less.
    2.Make (someone or something) seem less impressive or valuable
    “The Five Laws of Diminishing People are:

    “1.People with nothing to do want to do it with you.
    2.People with nothing to say always say far too much.
    3.People with no vision reduce yours to their comfort zone.
    4.People with low morals, who fall for everything, assail your standards, as you stand for something.
    5.People who think of themselves too much and who think too much of themselves, don’t think too much of others or think of others too much”-by Dave Anderson

    “Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.”
    – Confucius

  5. The only reason people try to bring you down, is because they realize you’re above them. I am not above anyone… In my opinion they just don’t get it.

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