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Keep Going. Keep Trying. | Note 132

Will you find another inroad?

For me, I just kept going. I just kept trying. If this is not an inroad for me, I said, “That’s ok, because I’m gonna find another inroad.” If you can’t go one way, there’s many ways to get where you’re going. So you just take a step back and see beyond the wall. – Cyndi Lauper, Musician

The quote above is featured in the book “It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done.”: Motivation for Dreamers & Doers By Kathryn & Ross Petras.

I also keep going! While I was in college, I wanted to be a sports anchor. I knew a lot about most sports. I didn’t think becoming a sports anchor was impossible. But, I thought because of my southern dialect, it would be too much of an uphill battle.
A decade-plus later, I started a NASCAR podcast. One day I was at a NASCAR race, and this guy walked up to me and asks, is your name is Tam. With a puzzled look on my face, I said yes. Then he said, “I recognize your voice from your podcast. I love your voice.”
Not only have several people shared that they love my voice, but I also secured sponsorship from major brands.
Just think, a long time ago, I couldn’t be bothered trying to see beyond what I perceived as a brick wall.
Here’s the thing. There will always be inroads. There will always be obstacles. What will you do? How will you handle them? Like Cyndi Lauper, I know you will keep going. I know you will keep trying.




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