Created by Jimmie Burroughs
Critics said Tim Teabow would not get a D1 scholarship but he did anyway; they announced he would not win the Heisman prize but he did anyway; they revealed he would not be a first round pick but he was; they exclaimed he would not be a NFL QB but he is , and they announced he wouldn’t be a winner, but they were all wrong.
Just about everyday critics are criticising Teabow, exclaiming he isn’t that great of a football player. What are the facts? Just like one of his predecessors, John Elway, Teabow took a deflated team and started winning games. Some say he is no comparison to Elway. Is that really true? How does Teabow’s first 8 games compare to Elway’s first 8 games? It is not even close. Tebow tops Elway in each category including 4th quarter comebacks that Elway was best at…. Teabow’s critics need to think before they speak and check the facts. Check it for yourself.
If you listen to your critics, they will bury you alive. Our critics are frequently those nearest to us, who say we cannot do something or be something and should quit trying. A.P. Giannini is the lasting proof of not listening to critics; he is the real life “George Bailey”. He first founded the Bank of Italy at San Francisco, Ca; well, here’s the story:
A. P. Giannini was born in 1870, San Jose, CA and Died: 1949, San Mateo, CA. Giannini’s folks were Italian immigrants to the US , originally from near Genoa , Liguria . They were poor and un-educated. Giannini started his business career by pushing a banana cart up and back down the roads of San Francisco. One day he shared his dream to build a finance institution with his family; they laughed at him and ordered him to stick to what he knew, selling produce. However nothing was going to stop him from his dream, not family or friends, critics, or anything more.
He attended Heald University, in San Francisco, California. After college his is first occupation was as a commission merchant and produce dealer for farms in the Santa Clara Valley. In that position he found established banks not willing to take on his or the farmers business.
Striving to fill a requirement, Giannini opened the Bank of Italy in a previous San Francisco tavern on October 17, 1904. Deposits on that first day totaled $8,780. An early difficulty to overcome was the San Francisco quake of 1906 when 80% of San Francisco was annihilated together with over 3,000 deaths, and from 200,000-300,000 of the city’s 410,000 population were left destitute . Nonetheless the quake basically helped Giannini gain kind of a loan monopoly.
Giannini bank building was wiped out by the earthquake, so after the quake he rummaged through the rubble and found more than 1,000,000 dollars, which he moved to his home outside of the fire zone in then-rural San Mateo ; there he kept it hidden underneath garbage in a borrowed garbage cart. The raging fires seriously heated the fire proof vaults of other large banks which had the money in them. Opening them instantly would ruin the money, so they had to be kept closed for weeks. Because of this, Giannini was one of the few who were able to provide loans at the time.
Giannini was compelled to run his bank from a plank across two barrels in the street for a while. He made loans on a handshake (because most had lost all they’d) to anyone that was interested in rebuilding. Years later, he would recount with pride that every single loan was repaid.
Through the years Giannini merged his bank with other small banks and ultimately in 1928 he combined with L. A. B. O. A. From there the bank expanded across the United States.
Today we see the fruit of this one man’s dream and his backbone to reach it; it is named” Bank of America”, the biggest fiscal institution in the world. A. P. Giannini’s motto was honesty, and that is. What he built his name on; He thought in being fair and fair in handling people and thought it would bring him success, which it did both in the produce business and later in his bank holdings.
Even though Giannini’s banks were worth millions, he never changed into a made man because he declined to do so. He thought it might make him lose touch with the working class which was his objective to help. He gave big quantities of money away, and when he expired in 1949, his assets were just over $500,000. The point of the tale is, if he had listened to his critics, even his friends and family, he would never have achieved much of anything.
Bishop Milton Wright sternly wrote round the turn of the 20th century, “Only angels are supposed to fly, and not a man!”
Those words were considered to be the gospel to several in that day. Though not so for a couple of younger men in their thirties who were diligently building a flying machine on a sandy beach at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. These two brothers proved Bishop Wright to be wrong when their makeshift flying machine became airborne and flue for some 127 feet.
Who were these 2 younger men? But naturally it was Orville and Wilber Wright, those two famous bros who just happened to be the sons of Bishop Milton Wright, who once sternly announced that it was impossible and couldn’t be done.
If you have people who question your dreams and criticise your plans, relax because that is the common denominator for all who’ve great aspirations.
Give no notice to your critics; they will tell you that it is impossible to ever reach your dreams? That’s what they told Tim Teabow, A. P. Giannini, the Wright brothers, Thomas Edison, Sam Walton and many , many others. Don’t pay any attention to them. Improve your talents, “If you want a mean life, then just have average skills; if you would like to have an exceptional life of liberty, you must develop outstanding skills.” Jonathon Budd. Dream your dreams, do something and succeed. Don’t forget what Jim Rohm said, “You attract success by the person you become.” Many successful folk as a rule are also great folks.
About the author: Jimmie Burroughs is an inspirational speaker and writer who has been concerned in teaching Christian Personal Development for more than 30 years. He is a dedicated disciple of Jesus Christ, and considers helping others to become their absolute best through individual growth is his primary focus in life. His internet site contains over 600 articles on preparing yourself for success thru personal development and the things that accompany personal development. His writing centers on the truth instead of fluff that just tickles the ears.
Posted on January 29th, 2012 by authorgen
Filed under: Success