Don’t back down if you’re scared

I do it not for the money but to see if I can still do it.

When I was a kid I saw a skyscraper being built. Although I was poor, I thought to myself at the time, “I can do that.” If someone else can do it, so can I.

You might think I got my drive early in my childhood but that’s not entirely accurate. When my father once saw me backing down from a bully one day, he scolded me afterwards to never do that again. You must never back down from a fight. You can fail but not without trying your hardest.

Right now I have all the money I can ever spend. Yet I’m still investing in properties all around the country. In some counties, I pay more taxes than any private individual. I do what I do not because I want more money. It is because I want to continually prove to myself I can still do it, that I still have the drive.

The sad truth is 95 percent of the people out there are scared. They are afraid to fail. But you must never think like that. You must eradicate all negative thoughts in your mind. You can make mistakes but if you can achieve just a few successes, you will make it big.

You won’t know if you don’t do what’s in your head and your heart because you’re too scared. I know. I’ve been there. Being scared is exactly the time when you need to start swinging back. You might find out what you’re scared of isn’t as big and bad as you thought it was.