“A long while ago, a great warrior faced a situation which made it necessary for him to make a decision which insured his success on the battlefield. He was about to send his armies against a powerful foe, whose men outnumbered his own. He loaded his soldiers into boats, sailed to the enemy’s country, unloaded soldiers and equipment, then gave the order to burn the ships that had carried them. Addressing his men before the first battle, he said, “You see the boats going up in smoke. That means that we cannot leave these shores alive unless we win! We now have no choice–we win–or we perish! They won.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to burn his ships and cut all sources of retreat.” – above excerpt from Think and Grow Rich [Napolean Hill]
I am in a deep state of thought.
It might be unnecessary…but actually reflection is never unnecessary. As long as my thoughts stay productive.
Allow me to produce.
So you have this story, and the purpose of me posting the above story, was to suggest this crazy idea to you all that it’s not always about having a Plan B.
50 cent summed the above philosophy, in his own way, with his phrase,”Get Rich or Die Tryin‘”
He had a goal — wealth, and he felt so adamant about it that he felt that if he did not attain it, then the only other option was death.
How many of you feel that way about something? About anything? It doesn’t have to be wealth.
How many of you are brave enough to want something, and be able to cut off all sources of retreat? I think everyone, especially those that are fear and are insecure about the future (which is reasonable, since we can’t predict it with any strong degree of accuracy) have a tendency to always keep a plan B, C, D, and sometimes E in mind.
I am not here to try to judge your philosophy, because for all i know, I am absolutely incorrect about mine. However, the story above, since the day I read it, has stuck with me for years, and will until ...i’m too old to remember it.
I’d rather, actually rather than give you my interpretation of this particular story, like to open up the floor to whoever happens to read this and care enough to share a comment on it.
I will engage in conversation with whoever that may be.
Can’t think of anything?
Have you ever went INTO a relationship holding onto a dude/chick on the side just in case the one you were with messes up?
What powerful foes are you up against?
Really, really, think about it.
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