Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Idiocy Of Accepting Second Best

I found this online the other day and found it very inspiring. Read this and maybe this year will be the one in which you will transform yourself and start living your life to its fullest potential. It is a long read but well worth it. It will get you thinking about yourself and what has been holding you back from success.

The Idiocy Of Accepting Second Best

By Ted Twietmeyer

I have agonized for some time over writing this, but thought it was past time someone did. Much of this essay is redundant for many readers. But it presents new concepts for others.

America was founded by men who never settled for second best. Despite their flaws and imperfections, they were all men of accomplishment and self-study. Thomas Jefferson was personally trained by George Wythe (1726-1806) to be a lawyer, who himself was a lawyer.

It was a time when life was tough for there was no central heating, air conditioning, electricity or running water. Walls in homes were painted with paint made of sour cream, lead and charcoal to provide a grey color. Ancient Rome had running water and central heating in some buildings, but America in the 1700's did not to the best of my knowledge. Even the church where Patrick Henry gave his famous speech is still standing today and can be visited. The people of 1776 had none of these luxuries we take for granted today.

We tend to think in compressed terms that a relatively short time passed between the time the colonies were established and America's Declaration of Independence in 1776 ­ but this is far from true. In 2007 the state of Virginia celebrated its 400th anniversary. When the Constitution was signed, 169 YEARS had passed under the thumb of the king. It was time for a change so American could be free from the tyranny of England. No more subservience for America............

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