The Root of Success

Last Update: December 29, 2016

The purpose of today's message is simple. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I have a deep-seated need to succeed at whatever the goal may be. You see, when my life began, it was not under very good circumstances. My whole life has been one of contrasting directions. My Mom and Dad always told me that I can do anything I set out to do. While, others have told me that I couldn't do this or that.

When I was a young boy, I wanted to play football. People said I was too slow. They said I was not tough enough. They said I was not strong enough. Well, through the years, I worked HARD and became part of a championship team. (Only the second championship team our High School ever had.) We began what was to become the longest play-off streak in Arkansas -- 30 years.

Then, there were those who said I was not smart enough to go to college, much less finish. Well, with a lot of help, I went on to become the first person in my family to ever go to college, much less graduate. I DID graduate!

During college, I was told I would never work for a major technology company. I was told that I just wasn't smart enough. Well, within a few months after graduating college, I was sent to the Middle East to work on a major Department of Defense military initiative. During that time, I did things that major technology companies said couldn't be done. Well... I DID IT. (several times)

After years of HARD work and many sleepless nights, I was blessed to work in the Executive Office Of The President of The United States at the White House. While there, we completed more projects than anyone had ever done before. NO ONE believed I could do it, except God and me!

Now, I am not the smartest or the fastest person. But two things I have come to know is that (1) I am a loyal friend and (2) I am a diligent and hard worker. My parents taught me to do what is right just because it IS right. (The stories I could tell you about that one.....)

Now, I am working within WA to learn and grow my online business. Well, folks, I just wanta say two things: 1) I DON'T lose when I believe in something. 2) I WILL succeed.

Please understand this is not about me. My life has not been about ME. I have come to understand and know that it IS about others. (mostly, it's about my family and friends) That's what I love about WA. At least for me, I believe it's about succeeding through the efforts of others and with the help of others. I believe that's what Kyle and Carson have as their vision for WA. That's what I love about each one of you. So... Here's to success for each one of us...

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MKearns Premium
Yes. Set out and make things happen Randall. Don't just cast the dice!
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RandallW2 Premium
You got it. Just keep pluggin!
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MKearns Premium
A success plug in might help!
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GayleneNepia Premium
Thanks for sharing your wonderful story Randall. It's amazing what you can achieve when you truly believe in something and even better when you have parents that believe in you too, and that's all that really matters. So I'm not surprised you've enjoyed so much success, in spite of what others said.

Those are the same attributes we all need to achieve in our online businesses.

And what an impressive career you've had so far and I'm sure you will continue to be successful in anything you do.

Stay blessed Randall.
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RandallW2 Premium
Thank you, Gaylene! I've found a home here at WA. This is the time of my life. Life is good. I am truly blessed beyond measure!
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chucks1248 Premium
Thanks Randall. This is just what I needed to be reminded of at this time. I too was told I could not, yet I am the only in my family to graduate from college and am the most financially stable. Thanks for the jab in my Arm!
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RandallW2 Premium
You're welcome, Chuck! You made my day. It's great to know I helped someone. That's what I was (and am) aiming for. Just keep on pluggin. If I can do this, so can you. It's a pleasure to meet you.
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WilliamBH Premium
Thanks for sharing Randall. Cheers, William.
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jtaienao Premium
Thanks for sharing your story Randall. You have proven time and time again that you can accomplish whatever it is you set yourself up to do. I sincerely believe that your dream of a successful online business will become a reality soon.

Regards,
Jerome
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RandallW2 Premium
You're welcome, Jerome. It will happen as I grow into it. I hope this helps to inspire someone who is having a tough time. We can all do it, if we do it right. We're here to help each other.
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jtaienao Premium
Absolutely correct.

Regards,
Jerome
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