A New Beginning

CRASH = an unexpected occurrence resulting in new circumstances to deal with.
CrashSometimes life needs to present us with a new experience that will get our attention and help us re-focus on what is important. If we are speeding along and not paying attention, we may have a crash of significance.

I had a motorcycle crash about 40 years ago. It was a turning point in my life.

In my youth, I was a off-road motorcycle racer. I remember one particular 100 mile desert cross-country race where I took a bad fall about 5 miles into the race. As I laid in the dirt with hundreds of bikes whizzing by at break-neck speed, I thought there was no chance at all in getting back on my bike and trying to catch up.

Then something inspired me to get up and do it anyway. I did. And, 95 miles later and a few more close calls, I crossed the finish line in first place for my class (250cc). It was the last race I participated in and the only first place trophy I ever won, but I believe it was because I never gave up.

If you stay in the race long enough, you can’t help but win enough to earn your own success. So, what do you do when you crash? Find the lesson in it and move on quickly.

The lesson I learned from that crash was to give up motorcycle racing and focus on providing for my new young family.

New crashes may be necessary

I met a new friend this past week. He had a motorcycle crash 30 years ago which resulted in a life time disability. He had his moments of discouragement, but he has not quit because he believes winners never quit. And he is correct. They don’t. And, that’s what makes them winners.

His name is Al Foxx. I’d like you to meet him also. Here’s one of his talks to high school students. Please view it and internalize what is your motorcycle crash and

How are you dealing with it?

Winners Don’t Quit!

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By: Howard Howell

Howard is an Internet Sales Consultant. He speaks professionally about Web Marketing and Sensible Selling from an experienced entrepreneur’s viewpoint. He also provides individual coaching, group training, and web marketing consulting services. Contact him now.
Published On: August 31, 2010  |   Updated On: September 3, 2010
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One Response to Crash

  1. Mahdieh says:

    Vorioipeiroti ti egine oloi uelozn na se diuzobaan kai kaneis na mi skoliazei. Afto martirei oti katalabame pleon oti oute o logow ehei aksia. Se pliroforo pandos oti o Dules ehei ksekinisei ekstrateia gia na ferei sthn epeteio tis kapoious politikous apo Elladha gia na dhillosoun oti dhen anagnorizoun to MEGA, para mebono afton. Einai to proimio kai i pragmatikotitita ton ekdhiloseon tis 16is Genari. O Ntoules tha milisei ksana horis hartia. Oli i omilia tou tha anaferetai stis prospatheies poz katavalei na paei tin albania stin Evropi, tha pei oti dhen ton rotisan gia tin apografi, ara einai i kivernisi stin opoebia aftow dhen metehei einai tora kaki kai sinepos tha prepei na mpoIkotaristei, tha anaferthei stin anagki gia enotita kai tha entoipisei tous dhiaspastes pera apo to kalivi tou, sthn pleiopsifia ton ellinon. Tha pei dhio logia kai gia to istoriko ergo tis OMONOIAs, alla tha lismonisei na anaferei tous idhrites….

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