I’m writing Open Skies this week, so I was doing a little research. When writing worship services, I look at a variety of sources to help me reflect on the scriptures and message the pastors are conveying. Usually, I start with wikipedia. It isn’t always the most truthful entity but it is always a jumping off point.
I stumbled across the bio of a particular famous person. This person lost more money in one day than any other person in the history of the stock market — $452 million. This person was the most successful person in their line of work — selling an entire years quota in two weeks. Yet, this person was ignored by supervisors and higher ups. When leaving to form a new company, this person had 77 failed attempts to land a SINGLE contract for the new business venture.
If all of this happened to you, what would you do?
By the way, it was H. Ross Perot. I’d say he overcame adversity and kept his life moving forward pretty good.