And, oh yes, he’s doing quite well.
Is this an unusual example? It’s unusual in the sense he did this all on his own with no help from anyone. Can other people do this? Absolutely!
What he did have, growing up, was two parents that worked very hard. He witnessed failure, success, pick-yourself-back-up-and-get-to-work attitudes, providing for the family, and never-quit determination.
Was he lucky? The definition of luck is: putting yourself in the best position to take advantage of an opportunity when it arises.
New Year’s is a time for resolution and goal setting. There is a labor shortage in this country. Challenge that gray matter between your shoulders and get to work! No one is going to do this for you. Parents or no parents, job or no job, republicans or democrats in the White House, American always has, and always will, end in, “I can!”
Have a good story? Call or text Curt Swarm in Mt. Pleasant at (319) 217-0526 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.