MMM: Dream — Struggle — Victory!

Happy Monday! Here’s this week’s Monday Morning Motivation.

I have really enjoyed Michelle Nichols’s Savvy Selling Podcast. A few weeks ago, she interviewed Olympian Ruben Gonzalez, who said, (I’m paraphrasing)

When I was a kid, I read a lot of biographies of great people … and every biography is the same. A person has a dream. They struggle to achieve it. And in the end, they have a victory. Dream, struggle, victory. That’s the way success is attained.

Dream, Struggle, Victory. So when you’re in the struggle, just remember that it’s a necessary precondition to the victory!

(BTW: if you have enjoyed Ms. Nichols’ podcast, write to Business Week and ask them to start it up again.)

Motivational quote for the week:

“You create your opportunities by asking for them.” — Shakti Gawain