Stop complaining because your success is up to you

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Greg Warner is CEO and Founder of MarketSmart, a revolutionary marketing software and services firm that helps nonprofits raise more for less. In 2012 Greg coined the phrase “Engagement Fundraising” to encapsulate his breakthrough fundraising formula for achieving extraordinary results. Using their own innovative strategies and technologies, MarketSmart helps fundraisers around the world zero in on the donors most ready to support their organizations and institutions with major and legacy gifts.

All of us have been there. Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in situations that just plain suck!
Think yours is worse than someone else’s? Think again.
Many felt that Jim Thorpe, a Native American from Oklahoma, was the greatest athlete of the 20th century. In the 1912 Olympics, his running shoes were stolen! Fortunately, he found two shoes in a garbage can. You can see them in this photo.
But one of the shoes was the wrong size so he had to fix the problem with an additional sock.
Pretty crappy situation, huh?
Guess what? Jim Thorpe won two gold medals wearing those shoes.
So the next time you think you got handed a raw deal, think again, power through it, improvise and never give up. Your success is up to you!


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