Hope

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  1. I thought you might like this:

    President Obama – Lessons of Success
    I really don’t care too much when it comes to voting in the US presidential elections because, frankly, I’m Canadian *smile*. But the story of Obama is a modern day story of success that repeats again and again for those who understand the principles of success.

    Here are three of those principles based on Obama’s rise to Presidency today…

    One: Not everyone has to vote for you
    A very successful man once said, “I don’t know what the secret to success is, but I do know the secret to failure: trying to please everyone.” You do NOT need everyone to vote for you, you need the majority (and in the case of entrepreneurs, a small minority is enough to make you a million bucks).

    Stop trying to cater to everyone. Don’t try to please old and young, rich and poor, Republicans and Democrats… focus instead on those who will vote for you in life. Take care of them, and they’ll take care of you.

    Two: Just because no one has done it in the past, doesn’t mean it cannot be done
    When setting out on your goals, you may not find anyone who has done what you are planning to do. You may incorrectly come to the conclusion that it cannot be done because of the past history. But remember: every creation of Allah has a beginning.

    And once it has been done once, it will be easy to duplicate.

    If your dreams are something that hasn’t been done before, then let me give you the glad tidings that when you succeed, in sha Allah, your victory will give “permission” for other leaders to imagine what is possible.

    Three: Don’t listen to the nay-Sayers
    I was listening, last year, to “experts” commenting on the presidential election, and I distinctly remember the “expert” explicitly point out how America would never ever elect an African American to be their President.

    I wonder what that “expert” is saying now.

    Take intelligent counsel but always put your heart into what you are doing. In the end, if you open your mind and listen to your heart… you can’t go wrong, in sha Allah.

    I vote for you! Now go do something amazing today.

    With best wishes to see you succeed at the highest level!
    – Muhammad Alshareef

  2. THANK YOU!!!
    That was amazing. I couldn’t have said it better myself, wallah.

    That and… Canadian pride *grin*!!

    ps. Gotta love those ‘experts.’ Every Syrian I know suddenly became one and we’d all have heated discussions with me defending Obama and the fact that he will win and the rest of them saying it was impossible. Well they more lets-all-be-pessimistic-and-yell-at-the-only-optimist-among-us sessions than discussions. Damn nay-sayers. In case you’re wondering, I glorified in yelling I TOLD YOU SO in everyones face afterwards and doing a little victory dance every time 🙂

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