Look at the map on the right. This is a half of the real map only. This is how Columbus route would look like if he changed his mind and turned back in the middle of Atlantic Ocean in 1492.
Now look at the map below:
This is a complete route Columbus took on his trip to the New World.
He actually sailed until he reached a land. He continued sailing despite of the fact he didn’t know exactly what to expect.
He kept sailing despite many of his crew were scared that the ship might fall of the edge of the earth (many of them believed the earth is flat). Nobody had ever done anything like that. Columbus kept going.
When he returned to Europe he brought back many things that Europeans had never seen before. Pineapples, corn, sweet potatoes, and tobacco were exotic items to Europeans. He didn’t stop in the middle of Atlantic, because he just felt like it.
Half way Cathedral
Couple hundred years before Columbus sailed to America, French builders finished Notre Dame Cathedral.
It looks more like the picture below. And yes it is still standing, to this day.
The builders kept going until they finished. Actually it took them 200 years to do that, due to many “adventures” they stumbled upon.
Amazing, how things look different when they are finished. The persistence of humans is unbelievable. Some people just don’t quit. They keep building. They keep sailing. The keep tweaking. They do it for a long time. They do it despite of all odds.
You think you have challenges in life? Perhaps… But some people have more challenges than you, and their focus and persistence is out of this world.
Can you compete with bad ass like Columbus?
Can you compete with the builders of Notre Dame Cathedral?
Half way Gadget
One more pic for you. This is one way an iPad would look like half-finished. Looks OK, but maybe not. It kind of looks like…half a job.
Steve Jobs and his troops decided to finish their job. One of the greatest gadgets in human history was born. It looks more like this:
I use it every day. It’s awesome.
Final word. It’s actually a question to you. Whether it’s your life or business, if you have a tendency not to finish what you have started, can you compete with those who actually finish things? Could you compete with Columbus? With builders of Notre Dame Cathedral? How about with Steve Jobs? I will answer the question for you.
You stand no chance.
You learn the lesson here.
Your world will change…
I guarantee it.
Finish what you have started.
Love you long time:)
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