Len Hollon Prattville, Alabama, United States
Persistence - firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
I spent most of today pressure washing a deck and concrete driveway. Since my flip flops were
getting wet and slippery, I took them off and worked barefooted. Now, boy are my feet sore.
Now I'm just an ol' country boy from Alabama. When I was a child, not only could I stand all day
on concrete, I could run on it without hurting my feet. In fact, I could run on gravel or practically
any surface unfazed. Why? Well, back then, except for church on Sunday and then school when
I got old enough I went barefooted all the time and my feet were tough.
Now, except for in the house, I wear shoes all the time. Granted 98 percent of the time those shoes
are flip flops, but still the soles of my feet are covered. Therefore, If I do something like I did today
my feet will be sore.
I could toughen my feet again, if wanted to be able to work standing on concrete or even run on gravel
barefooted. (yeah that's gonna happen) When I was a child I didn't even think about. Now I would
have to make a conscious decision to endure the pain until my feet were tough again.
It is the same with my chosen occupation, network marketing. Pain is coming. There will be rejection.
There will people that "love me" that say I am foolish to pursue that "pyramid scheme". There will be
business partners that quit. And the list goes on. What I (or we) have to do is bear the pain and "keep
on keepin" on until we toughen up.
Fortunately. I have a master mind to encourage me to stay the course. Thank you Michael and Linda, Bob
Shoaf, and all of you here for believing in me as I learned to believe in myself.
With Grateful Apprediation,
Len from "Sweet Home Alabama"