Our Greatest Glory is not in never Falling

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.

In this saying Confucius was right on the money… If you go back into your life and see the times you fell in your life and then see how long did it take you to get back up. It would have been better if you just dusted yourself off and moved forward right away.

Life is too short to sit around and complain about the situation that happened yesterday. You have the power to sit and complain and you also have the Power to Rise and take that lesson and create a whole New Canvass for your life.

In my life I always had a Dream to be a NYPD Policeman and in 1993 it came alive and I entered the Police Academy. But 2 years later the economy blew a hole in the City budget and they layed off cops for the first time and I was one of them.

That was a sad day but I remember going to the unemployment line and saying this is BS. I am not going to let this stop me and I went and looked for another JOB. In the process I started to work back at my old career as a  bartender and kept dreaming of the day I would go back to my Dream. Watch what happened…….

One night I met some friends and the owner of this other bar asked me if I could fill in behind the bar because he fired the other person. I said sure and guess what we became real good friends and he offered me a job as a Manager and gave me a percentage bonus of sales. No it’s not over yet.

A short time later I went back to my Dream but learned so much about the restaurant business as an owner would see it. This negative situation was turned into a positive situation because later in my life I open my own place because of that experience.

Oh and because of that bad experience I was able to look at other things and retired from a Full time job at the age of 42.

The Moral of the Story is don’t count on a JOB for your future … Create Your Own Future and become better when bad situation come into your life. It happens for a reason but you control your destiny of that situation.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.



Published by NewYorkMike

I am a Retired NYPD Detective,Business Owner and now a Social Entrepreneur... I love to Empower people to bring out their hidden Dreams and help them to go forward in life and accomplish them. I love Coaching people about better health solutions,Time Freedom and becoming part of a great Mission to Help kids who are dying of Malnutrition. Turn off the TV a few hours a week and get started. Let's have a conversation and see what your Hidden Dreams are and let's have fun finding the solution. God Bless Michael Geddes AKA NewYorkMIke

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