Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
It all began in 1957. The desire to do what he loved drove him to perform as often as possible, and anywhere possible, and he didn’t do it alone. Two other young dreamers joined him, and year after year they did what they loved and hoped for the payoff.
By the time that 1962 rolled around, they had already been performing for 5 years, and in that year they found another young dreamer willing to join these three merry musketeers! It was also in late 1962 that they had their first sweet taste of success.
I don’t know what you’re working on, or dreaming of doing, I have no idea how long you have been working at achieving your dream or the goal that is deep rooted somewhere in your soul. What I do know is that you need to keep going, keep trying, and keep putting yourself out there. You owe it to yourself, your family, and to the world to put yourself out there and do your thing.
In 1957 John Lennon and Paul McArtney, along with George Harrison, formed the beginnings of what we know today as the Beatles. It wasn’t until 1962 that they brought Ringo Starr on board. It was also in 1962 that John, Paul, George, and Ringo, The Beatles, had their first hit with their song Love Me Do.
Can you imagine the void music would have today if they had given up on their dream in 1961? Can you imagine what music would look like today if they had never taken those first tiny steps towards greatness back in 1957? These guys inspired countless other people to reach for their dreams, and many of those people changed the world!
Think about it, who was John Lennon to think that he could front a rock and roll band at the tender age of 16? Who was Paul McCartny to think that he could bring something to the band that would make a difference? Who was George Harrison, at the age of 14, to think that he should be anywhere but at home studying for his next test at school?
They were nobodies back then, just like you and me today, but they became somebody because they took action on their dreams.
The Beatles wrote 237 songs together, and only 17 ever became #1 singles. Can you imagine if they had given up because they didn’t hit home runs everytime they went to bat?
Not all of our efforts are going to be number one’s, not all of our ideas will be home runs, be we must keep working at it friends, at home, at work, in your business, or wherever else that you are shooting for the stars. Keep learning, growing, trying, and failing your way to success.