And you know, if you're willing to bow and give up in adversity, then you're never going to be the success you want to be, but when adversity comes and you're willing to stand and look in the face and fight for what it is you believe in. Fight for your family - to fight for those who joined your team, who believe in your vision and your dream, then you're gonna win.
You're gonna win. And you're going to learn lessons from going through tough times and difficulties that you would not have learned otherwise. And so, I'm thankful for those lessons.
I remember having a party at my house. Now, let me frame this for you. I went to school, I played sports in college, and so forth and I didn't make all A's, but I got good grades. And I got through and a friend of mine became a cancer doctor and he was making a lot of money and so we did fairly well ourselves.
And so I bought a 14,000 square foot mansion in my city at really a reasonable price and completely redid it. And I'll never forget this guy coming to my house for a party and seeing this home and he made a statement to one of our friends.
He said this: Joseph never studied that much in school. Gosh, look at the success he has. And my friend looked at him and said, well, maybe he didn't, maybe he didn't make all A's like you did. But he studied when he got out of school and here's the evidence of some of his success.
And I don't use that to pat myself on the back. I just use that to tell you that it doesn't matter where you come from. What matters is, what you're willing to do, to fight for your dream, and adversity is going to come. You're going to have fear of failure. You're going to have fear of a lot of things.
And if you just do it anyway, that fear goes away. And so listen, when things come at me now at this time of my life, I kind of just laugh them off. And I said, okay, you know, was this another teacher from any? And so let's go, let's get it on. I'm going to be successful regardless. And I think that's the attitude that you need to have.