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Hard Work, Sacrifices and Discipline

Hard Work, Sacrifices and Discipline

I was fortunate enough to come across this inspirational video by Zack Arias today and would like to share it with everyone.

It is about a man named Derrick, who in his past had been involved with the wrong crowd, leading him to be convicted of felony. Time changes everything and he is now hitting the ‘pavement’ selling soap door to door to care for the needs of himself and his son. He goes by the motto, “Instead of robbing or stealing or selling dope, selling soap instead of dope, so we all cast some hope,” and he shows us that through hard work, sacrifices and discipline, anyone can improve and pave a better future for themselves.

Derrick’s Message:

  1. Do what you gotta do

  2. Never allow yourself to believe that you’re insignificant without acceptance, the latest clothes or the finest things

  3. Everything takes time

  4. Be patient with yourself and pace yourself

  5. Make small and large goals – By achieving your small goals, you get closer to your large goals

  6. You’ll continually grow and gain confidence and self esteem

  7. Everybody feels depressed at times

  8. Learn to pick the happy thoughts or find things that motivate us

  9. You can’t let your down or depressed self make bad decisions or give up

  10. You’re not living alone

  11. Even if you don’t see it, you’re not just helping yourself, but you’re helping others too

I sincerely hope that you get as much from the video as I did.

How did Derrick inspire you?

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