Skateboarding and Persistence

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My son just taught me how to reach my dream goals. 

 I recently had the opportunity to spend some time at the skate park in Park City with my son Zachary. Skating is something he’s had a passion for since he was about 10 years old. It was really neat to see how far he’s come and how his talent for skating has developed.

Watching him skate made me think of something that my mom often told me:


"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.

Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.

Genius will not: Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts.

Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."

As I've looked back at my life, I'm always trying to improve; trying to be a better father, a better husband, serve more in my community and do better at my career of being a realtor.

I've had some pretty big and unexpected changes in the last few years going from owning my construction business to real estate, and it seems like I'm always looking for an answer. ACHIEVING MY DREAMS IS HARD.

"What can I do to be better? How can I connect with my children better, communicate better with my wife?"

Whatever it is, one thing that I know is that, especially as I look at my children, you never stop. You never stop being concerned. You never stop trying to do better; whether it's with your family, if it's with income, in the community... Whatever it is, you never stop.

I just want to share with you that I know persistence and determination are critical in whatever you're doing. Sometimes it's hard to get up in the morning and think I've got to go another day. However, there are a lot of rewards as we are persistent and determined.

Want to reach your dreams? Learn persistence! That's what I'll be doing. We've got this!

So anyway, have a great weekend and if you're interested in Park City, it's a great place to live! Get up here!

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