Thirsty Alexis

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If you are going through hell, keep going!

Whether you are employed or not, you have noticed that there are lots of talented people out there who are in same line of industry with you. And what do you feel about them, and what do you do about it?

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by those smart people in this competitive market?  Do you also feel like hiding in your own cave instead of going through hell, giving up your goals/dreams, and settling with where you are now and what you have?

Well, you are not ALONE.

I have been working hard to accomplish one of my 2010 bucket lists;  in fact, it is more meaningful than anything else in my present life – obtaining a summer internship at global management consulting firm. With lots of diverse talents everywhere in this competitive market, I get discouraged time to time in the process. However, I have never stopped thinking about it and working for it, and never will. Because I believe in myself and the fact that nothing rewarding in the world can take the place of persistence.

Dale Carnegie once said, “flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.” Not talent, genius, nor education, but ultimately persistence and determination will get you where you want to be.

Below is excerpted movie clip from Rocky Balboa. Whenever you feel like falling, watch this video and stand up again!

The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place… and I don´t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently, if you let it. You, me or nobody, is gonna hit as hard as life. But ain’t about how hard you hit… It’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward… how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That´s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you worth, go out and get what you worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits. And not pointing fingers saying: You ain´t what you wanna be because of him or her or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain´t you! You´re better than that!”