馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago 路 3 min. reading time 路 visibility ~100 路

chat Contact the author

thumb_up Relevant message Comment

Don鈥檛 listen to others, believe in your own capabilities. You can if you think you can. Only a loser quits. What are You ????

Don鈥檛 listen to others, believe in your own capabilities. You can if you think you can. Only a loser quits. What are You ????Winning means you're willing to go
longer, work harder, and give more
than anyone else - Vince Lombardi

Yes, you heard me right!

I ask you a question and the answer depends on YOU.

Are you a winner?

Do you believe in your capabilities?

Do you think you can achieve fulfillment聽in what you do?

Do you think you live a purpose-driven rewarding life?

I remember a story my manager told me about Hot Dogs.

There was a man who lived by the side of the road and sold Hot Dogs.聽He was hard of hearing so he had no radio. He had trouble with his eyes so he read no newspapers and of course, he didn鈥檛 watch television.

But he sold great Hot Dogs!!!

He put up a sign on the highway telling everyone how great they were. He stood at the side of the road & cried 鈥淏uy a Hot Dog, Mister鈥.

And people bought! He increased his meat and bun orders to keep up with business. He bought a larger stove to take care of his trade. He finally got his son home from school to help him out!聽

But then something happened 鈥..

His son said, 鈥淔ather, haven鈥檛 you been listening to the radio or reading the newspapers or watching television?鈥

There is a BIG depression.聽The economic situation is terrible. The situation in the Middle East is out of control. At home, we have problems with inflation, riots, pollution, strikes, minorities, majorities, the rich, the poor, drugs, and terrorists! Whereupon the Father thought 鈥淲ell my son has been to college, he reads the newspapers and listens to the television, he ought to know!鈥

So his Father cut down on his meat and bun orders, took down his advertising signs, and no longer bothered to stand on the road to sell his Hot Dogs.

And his Hot Dog sales fell almost overnight.

鈥淵ou鈥檙e right son,鈥 the father said to the boy, 鈥渨e certainly are in the middle of Great Depression鈥

He thought he was doing good until he believed in what he was doing. The minute he placed his belief in something that had no direct effect on him as an individual he started to fail.

Failures are man-made just like most natural calamities. We think we are not capable of a particular task without even taking an attempt at trying it out.


Don't you taste a couple of soups before you choose your favorite?


Jobs are like that. IMHO We are not born to sit and do just one particular task after passing out of high school or college. I know we were trained to do so but "Are you ready to untrain yourself and learn?


Point is unless you show people how good you are, they won't know.


Don鈥檛 listen to others, believe in your own capabilities. You can if you think you can. Only a loser quits
Author in Source Title


You also need to unlearn the fact that you were born to be just an employee. Try your hand out at being a leader, an entrepreneur, a coach, a trainer etc.

    • Be Proactive with a strong sense of empowerment and determination.
    • Take the initiative to leverage every opportunity your way.
    • Don't wait for things to turn in your favor and play "victim".
    • Continuously build strong mutually rewarding relationships.
    • Practice life-balance and be ready to learn everyday!

A winner doesn't mean your rich or have hundreds of people following you. A winner is one who is ready to learn, believes in their own capabilities.


A winner lives a purpose-driven rewarding life for themselves and the society they live in.
Author in Source Title


鈥淲inning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is Learning. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, learn from your failures and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.鈥 - Wilma Rudolph (Quote Edited)


Wishing you the very best in your journey of being a learner!

Would love to hear your thoughts?


I'm adding a message from one of my readers. It is for moments like these we write, share and reach out!


Thank you for reaching out to me. I would love to connect with you here. Your post on Thursday gave me life, literally. I have been job hunting for almost two years now as a result of corporate layoffs. On Tuesday, I reached out to a senior leader at my former company, who told me that I had been unemployed two long in order to keep applying for director level jobs, which is the previous position I held. She said I need to downgrade my job search because the market was too competitive and because I had not worked in two years, my competency at that level is now in question. I was crushed!!! I have been an attorney for 23 years and held multiple roles, and she simply discounted all of that and told me to aim lowerr Sadly, I accepted her advice without question and prepared to lower my aim. Then I saw your post about the man selling hotdogs. It was the kick in the butt I needed that I needed to believe in myself, and not base on my thoughts of success on someone else's opinion, on something that has nothing to do with me. Thank you for the reminder. I really needed it. Keep on posting and encouraging people.
Author in Source Title

About me

I am a brand ambassador on beBee, an Ardent Reader,聽a Purpose-Driven Career Strategist and a Recruiter during my working hours providing HR Services to many organizations in the GCC. I love life and live to enjoy every single minute given to me. I love to write and do so rarely.

Thank you for reading this article. I welcome your comments. I follow some amazing people from whom I draw my inspiration to write. If you find this article very useful or interesting, please share it with other members of your Social networks.

To share to learn" Stay awesome always!

thumb_up Relevant message Comment
Comments
馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #29

Thanks for the share Ana Mar\u00eda Fern\u00e1ndez Soriano

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #28

Thank you Debasish Majumder You know you're a winner right :)

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

3 years ago #27

lovely buzz ! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #26

''A winner is one who is ready to learn'' :-) :-)

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #25

#27
Thank you, Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

3 years ago #24

Fatima, this is a rousing call to every person I know that finds adversity in the continual drubbing we take from media sources that seldom, if ever cite the positive aspects of life, today. I've passed this long to a number of youngsters in my network to help them and their colleagues.

Javier 馃悵 CR

Javier 馃悵 CR

3 years ago #23

Don鈥檛 listen to others, believe in your own capabilities. You can if you think you can. Only a loser quits

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #22

#22
Thank you Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador That message of being inspired from one of my connections also validates this.

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #21

#21
I'm going to remember this forever "The trick is not to have expectations of a certain outcome, or you wilL find yourself disappointed every time..." Thank you 馃槝

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #20

#21
Awesome story Cyndi wilkins It's true that no good deed goes unrewarded and no evil deed goes unpunished.

Franci 馃悵Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Terrific post . Learning is winning and what we learn we share with the intent to help others. Your post is most enlightening and stories like yours and the one shared by Cyndi Wilkins prove to me the meaning of "A winner lives a purpose-driven rewarding life for themselves and the society they live in."

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

3 years ago #18

Fabulous buzz ...This reminds me of a wonderful story I read about a pizza shop owner who began offering a free slice of pizza to the neighborhood homeless every Thursday. His patrons were so moved by the shop owner鈥檚 generosity and the gratitude displayed by these very hungry people, that they began donating money to the cause. Now, the shop owner can afford to offer more meals to more people several days a week. That is what I call,鈥 awesomeness in action!鈥 People helping people, one slice at a time. When we share our good fortune in service to humankind, we help ourselves evolve personally and professionally as the self-less act never goes unrewarded...The trick is not to have expectations of a certain outcome, or you will find yourself disappointed every time...Be of good nature and always be willing to lend a hand to someone less fortunate...Now this pizza shop owner has a booming business and can afford himself some time off for a little pleasure once in a while;-)

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #17

#19
#18 Thank you, Savvy and Joyce. Self-belief is indeed the first step in learning to waltz with life and living. That makes all the difference. You deserve the world don't let anyone stop you:)

Joyce 馃悵 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee

What terrific encouragement. I, too, suffer that loss in my resume, but I know my worth and never stop trying.

Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Know how to be a winner. Winners never quit. A great buzz by

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #14

I've added a message from one of my connections and I feel so blessed and motivated to go about, continue doing the same. Nothing can stop me now:) Bringing to the attention of Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee and all the bees just to share the testimonial message :) Hope you don't mind the tag. Please let me know if you don't wish to be tagged. :)

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #13

#13
Thank you, Ken Boddie, You sure know how to make a girl smile (馃槉馃槉 Blushing at Dubai Duchess). Now you'll be the first one to call me a Duchess 馃槆馃槆馃槆馃槆

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #12

Thank you, Ian Weinberg Yes, Being accountable to our thoughts, actions, and the outcomes as a result of our actions are very crucial. Asking ourselves where we stand and what we believe we can do. As Gert summarised it starts with believing in ourselves. It is the starting point for having others believe in us and reaching our full potential :) I have learned so much from interacting with everyone here, the journey is still young and I have miles to go before I sleep.

Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

3 years ago #11

Such enthusiasm, zest and spark, Fatima. I wouldn鈥檛 expect anything less from the Dubai Duchess. You had me at 鈥測ou鈥, 鈥測ou鈥, 鈥測ou鈥, 鈥測ou鈥 and then 鈥溾漼ou鈥. 馃

Devesh 馃悵 Bhatt

Devesh 馃悵 Bhatt

3 years ago #10

Shared,shared and shared. People need this. Great buzz

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

3 years ago #9

Important lesson here. Thanks for inspiring

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #8

#7
Thank you dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee What happens to us are a result of our own thoughts, understanding and actions.

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #7

#5
Thank you Gert Scholtz

Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

"Failures are man-made ". Yes and I agree with you . We fail when we don't have determination or the attitude to succeed. Great story and a compelling buzz

Gert Scholtz

Gert Scholtz

3 years ago #5

Very nice story to illustrate that believing in yourself is the starting point for having others believe in you, and reaching your full potential. Well said Fatima!

Lupita 馃悵 Reyes

Lupita 馃悵 Reyes

3 years ago #4

You鈥檙e welcome! :D

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

3 years ago #3

Inspiring precepts and parable!

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #2

#1
Thank you Lupita \ud83d\udc1d Reyes Lovely to connect with you here on beBee :)

Lupita 馃悵 Reyes

Lupita 馃悵 Reyes

3 years ago #1

Great post !!

More articles from 馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

View blog
1 year ago 路 2 min. reading time
馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

Happy Birthday Dadda

I dedicate this buzz to my Dad. 路 Wishing him a Ha ...

2 years ago 路 2 min. reading time
馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

She was life in flesh. A breath of fresh air. The life of a Party!

I never came to terms with the fact that bad peopl ...

3 years ago 路 3 min. reading time
馃悵 Fatima G. Williams