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January 19, 2010

It could just be around the corner was a kid when Mike Tyson was at the height of his powers. But I remember very clearly a statement he made when asked why he was training so much, and so early, and so hard... etcetera.

He said "Because my opponents aren't"

It is very easy to get depressed working long hours, report after report, and trying to keep all the balls in the air at once. You get sidetracked, disillusioned and fatigued. it would be easier to give up... of course.

No great endeavor ever started without the application of extra-ordinary effort.

Not Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Seth Godin, Exxon or Ford. Nothing...

The extra ordinary efforts you put in at the beginning, well focused, are the difference between you and the rest. The drip, drip, drip of water that will ultimately cause the dam to break.

I have seen dead mine sites revived and go on to earn fortunes for their owners, failed entrepreneurs have launched multi billion dollar enterprises, and lance Armstrong, doomed to die with Cancer, went on to win the Tour de France an amazing 7 times.

I was about to give up this afternoon while looking for rental properties. I had grown very tired of being treated as an inconvenience by agencies who used property management as a bolt on only.

But just as I was about to give up, just as we were at the point of quitting for the day, we found a great agency, with great people, and have now signed a house. Fantastic.

Don't give up now, it could be around the corner.

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