When you want something, you fight for it. I think that’s an admirable trait. I don’t even care what you’re fighting for. I will always be impressed when I see a person giving their all. That’s because I’ve been there.
Some of you (53 to be exact), have seen my YouTube video where I tell you about my car. Truth is, I don’t call it a car. I call it my trophy.
See, it was repossessed nine times. I got it back every time because I just couldn’t lose that car. If I lost that car, it would’ve felt like I had lost the fight. Let me tell you, it wasn’t cheap to get back.
In addition to the 9 repossessions, the car was also seized when I filed for bankruptcy in 2011. My father was kind enough to go down and buy it back from the bankruptcy courts. I then bought it back from him, and I’ve had it ever since.
Although it’s been taken, it has still been MY car since 2006. Considering all the twists and turns my life has taken since then, I’m very proud of that. That car was literally the only possession I got to keep, and I’ll be damned if I ever have to give it up.
My point is that I didn’t quit on the car. For some people, that might sound dumb. But the car was a symbol of so much more for me. I would’ve done anything to keep that car.
The feeling of walking out of work and seeing that my car wasn’t there was awful. But I kept fighting. I didn’t give up. I got my car back every time, and now it’s a symbol of perseverance.
I could’ve easily given up and just let the car go. Gotten a cheaper car to get me from A to B. Most people would have. In my mind, that wasn’t an option. I wanted my car, and I fought for it.
Not only did I fight for it… I also took care of it. You can’t fight your hardest for something and let it go to shit once it’s yours. My trophy car is in pristine condition. It looks like a brand new car.
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, this post isn’t just about a car. Being a businessman has challenges. I’m on the side of success now, but I never forget the struggles that got me here. I’ll never lose that perspective.
I know many of you out there are facing difficult times in your life, but you should never stop fighting. I’m living proof that it does get better.
Years from now, you’ll have your own trophy that tells the story of how you thwarted roadblocks to achieve success.