The McLaughlin Group Team

The McLaughlin Group Team

Sunday, May 1, 2011

BLINDS WIDE OPEN -day 73 Desire

Is there any substitute for desire? Some attribute others' successes to luck, timing or connections but in reality, upon analysis, desire is always at the core. A quick story about a very successful NFL QB who rose to the top. This friend was not even a starter QB in high school, had to go through the Junior College system where in his final year he suffered a broken wrist but continued to play. He then transferred to North Carolina State where his first coaching staff was fired and in his senior year became the ACC Player of the year. On draft day he was overlooked, went to Canada and played there, got hurt, came back with the NFL strike and played in Atlanta, then went to the Detroit Lions and became a starter and then went on to the Chicago Bears where his name is littered across most of the Bear's passing records. What most people fail to realize is how easy it would have been for him to give up at any point along his path. Most do not comprehend the hurdles that were required and the unparalleled desire that burned inside of him. Any successful person, no matter the field, possesses this desire. Take a page from Erik Kramer's playbook and let that desire propel you up your mountain.

This is Dave, from The McLaughlin Group, keeping it real in real estate!

1 comment:

  1. Dave, humbling to have a dear friend such as you. Along with desire, don't underestimate the power of being inspired to press on by the special people whose paths we are fortunate to you were for me. Nearly 30 years and counting my friend...Erik