Posts tagged perseverance
Although I’ve never heard of him until today, this is excellent. Nailing topics from personal responsibility, perseverance and the “Paleo/primal” diet to his journey into Libertarianism, Jason’s story of success from an extremely dysfunctional family life (the son of a drug addict stripper mother and bi-polar war-scarred Veteran father to two-degree holding banking Vice President) is deeply inspirational and did a lot to reframe some of my current perceptions.
Maybe it will do the same for you.
Seriously, the music he sings to is awful but look at this poor little bugger, he’s famous, hangs out with rock stars and has been through hell and back physically.
There’s a lesson here about perseverance and what’s possible when we forget about the short term circumstances, do what we love and let chips fall where they may.
In the attached interview with Lawrence “Larry” Reed we seek to inspire and empower while proving the validity and value of individual rights, personal responsibility and liberty-promoting solutions.
Mr. Reed draws upon his wealth of real-world knowledge with specific and humorous examples that prove it’s never too late for a nation and a people to turn from tyranny and government dependence to peace, prosperity and self-reliant success.
As a freelance journalist for over 20 years, his insights and theories have been forged in the brutal testing ground of the real world not just in college lectures halls–although he does have degrees in economics, history and public administration. In addition to his leadership with FEE, Mr. Reed also serves as President Emeritus of The Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
From living with guerilla fighters during the height of Mozambique’s civil war to being arrested in communist Poland while traveling with illegal resistance groups his knowledge is matched by his courage, character and commitment to liberty.
I hope you enjoy watching the video as much as I did while making it.
We are getting back to our roots, we are re-engaging our self-sufficiency in a world that appeared to provide us with safety but after the economic shifts we are experiencing it can now be seen more clearly for what it is: dangerous, faulty and deceitful.
Once we recognize that this is the state of the world, we are no longer under the grip of it’s rusty talons and tricks.
Given that pensions, businesses and governments are rarely–if ever–true to their stated abilities we must rise to the occasion and fill the void left by these faulty and obsolete institutions.
If we live in the bold reality that WE are our own pension funds, our own governments, and our own businesses, then we can graduate from the high school drama existence of our youth and emerge as rugged individuals free to charge at life on fire that we are blessed by Our Creator with all the skills needed to tackle the challenges ahead without need for these parasitic false idols.
Ron Paul’s message is similar and appears to embody this perspective by cutting the chains that claim to support us from our pathway and open doorways into the infinite future that awaits us, just beyond the edge of our imagination.
Reposted from Reuters, for the full article: http://reut.rs/fabRaS
“Failure of any kind can be a setback for entrepreneurs, but it doesn’t have to spell disaster. I’m the perfect example. I’ve been rejected by the Marines and I flunked out of law school. The real kicker came in 1998 when a former business partner at a debt-collection company of mine was convicted of fraud. Even though he admitted to committing the fraud without my knowledge, I was indicted on 57 felony counts and my assets were frozen. While I was cleared of all charges four years later, I wound up filing for bankruptcy protection and lost a personal fortune in business equity to the tune of about $3 billion. My only asset left was my house.”
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