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"And not only that, but God himself is right alongside to
keep you steady and on track until things are all wrapped up by Jesus."
1 Cor. 1:8 (MsgB)
"The Apprentice" is required viewing for some business school students
across the country as their professors are using the show as a starting
point for discussion on successful business practices. Certainly Donald
Trump knows something about success. He also knows something about failure.
In the early '90's Trump was $900 million in the hole. Today his accumulated
wealth is in the 2.5 to $5 billion range.
The Donald has "Seven Rules of Success." The third one might be
the most important, it is, "You cannot stop if there is a concrete wall
in front of you, you have to go through it. You can never, ever give up
or even think in terms of giving up. "A rule Trump obviously lives by.
He didn't give up, even when his situation looked hopeless. He continued
to pursue his dream of accumulating wealth.
--Newsweek, Mar 1, 2004, pgs 48-57
If Trump can be persistent in such an unimportant goal like accumulating
wealth, shouldn't we be even more persistent in the goals we have that
spring out of our Christian faith? Goals like purity, performing
good works, and spreading the good news. If we are not careful, our
good intentions will melt away into discouragement and leave us with nothing
to show for our beliefs than regret. But if we believe the right
things and remain consistent to those beliefs through hardships and trials
then we can be a part of changing the world.
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