What Did I Get Myself Into?
Thirty-six years ago this summer I was in the middle of Army Basic Training. I was still 17 for a couple of more months and I had just graduated from high school a few weeks before.
What did I get myself into?
Here is a picture of my new best friend at the time.
What more could anyone ask for in life? He was a great mentor and helped me to learn and to grow. I had to learn quickly or he would really pay extra special attention to me!
John Candy, The movie: Stripes
I also learned to surround myself with positive people who were after the same things that I was after. I learned teamwork.
That summer in 1980 was very very hot in Fort Leonard Wood Missouri. It made everything much more difficult to accomplish but I made it.
I never once thought about quitting no matter what happened.
This lesson was to prove to be very important for the rest of my life. I learned to overcome obstacles and to drive on towards the goals that I had set for myself no matter what.
I learned to do things that I thought were impossible. I learned that I had to focus my mind first and get it right before I could move ahead towards success.
I learned that it is okay to be scared at times but you have to face your fears and make your mind up to overcome them by taking positive action.
Sometimes you just have to get down and dirty to reach your goals.
It is the same here at Wealthy Affiliate.
As you learn to focus your mind to learn and to grow, you will overcome your fears and do the things that you did not think you could do.
You have to make your mind up never to quit. You can make your dreams come true!
Before you know it, you are graduating and success is yours!