Remember the bloodied face of Randall “Tex” Cobb?
He was a boxer who fought in a championship bout against
then heavyweight champ Larry Holmes in June of 1982.
It wasn’t pretty.
He was beaten so badly his face was barely recognizable
after the fight.
As a matter of fact, it was so gruesome that Howard Cosell,
the famous sports broadcaster who announced the fight,
never to do another boxing match after witnessing such an
atrocity…and he didn’t.
But “Tex” never went down. Despite the pummeling which
featured repeated direct blows to his face, he never hit
the canvas. “Tex” Cobb refused to lay down and quit.
“Tex” became something of a cult hero after that
performance. He actually became a movie star of sorts.
He’s made dozens of TV appearances and you may have seen
him in such classic films as “Raising Arizona,” “Police
Academy 4,” “Naked Gun 33 1/3,” “Ace Ventura: Pet
Detective,” and many more.
So what’s all this got to do with you? Plenty!
Well, how many times has life “punched you in the face”
– You’ve made plans and then at the last minute your boss
needs you to stay late.
– Your relationships may be strained because you work too
– Then you don’t get a raise for all those late nights
because the economy is bad…you’re told you should be
happy to have a job (what a bunch of B.S.!).
– And somebody else gets the promotion – not because they
deserve it – but because they’re a butt-kisser and you
refuse to play that game.
Do you know what I mean? Surely something like this has
happened to you. It’s happened to me more times than I
care to remember.
Everybody knows life’s not fair. Bad things happen to
everybody – short or tall, fat or skinny, married or single,
male or female.
Disappointment, failure, and loss have no favorite targets.
Everyone has an equal opportunity to experience these
things. And the good news is this: just like failure…
SUCCESS PLAYS NO FAVORITES
We all have an equal opportunity…no matter what your
You see, it’s not what happens to us that determines success
or failure. It’s how we respond to the things that happen
to us (especially the hardships) that determines our
We’re surrounded by opportunities, we just have to open our
eyes and embrace them. Who would’ve thought that “Tex”
Cobb would be on the silver screen after being knocked
senseless on national TV?
That’s happened to countless others (both literally and
figuratively)over the years and they had the some
opportunity as “Tex.” They just didn’t recognize it and
more importantly – they didn’t take action to make a
positive change in their life.
Well, now you’ve got another opportunity, another choice to
make, another fork in the road.
If your life is perfect in every way, this isn’t for you…
But if you’re like most people, you know life has more to
offer…so if you’re tired of being “punched in the face”
and you’re ready to take control, I can show you several
opportunities within your grasp and you can just pick the
one you like best. Is that fair?
(c) Robert Phillips – All Rights Reserved
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