I saw a great article today on LinkedIn that I wanted to share. The original article is entitled "The One Thing Successful People Never Do" and as always I'd encourage you to read the full article there. In a nutshell, the one thing that successful people never do is that they never give up. As children, we were all told that "If at first you don't succeed, try try again" and this article proves how important that is.
As home care leaders, every one of us has made mistakes. Perhaps we wasted money on marketing that didn't work, or really thought that our business would boom based on our relationship with an assisted living facility and it never panned out. But those of us who are still here and love this business haven't given up. We're not afraid to try things and to make mistakes. We're following in the footsteps of some great people, a few of them I'll list here and you can find more in the LinkedIn Article.
- Steve Jobs: was once fired from Apple
- Oprah Winfrey: was told that she was unfit for television
- Walt Disney: was fired from a Kansas City newspaper for not being creative enough
- H. J. Heinz: failed in the horseradish business before ketchup