O.K.!… NIKE employs the world’s top psychologists and advertisers to make us buy more of their products. However, the next paragraph is really inspired and the comments of David Kanigan just brilliant.
Re-blogged from http://davidkanigan.com/2012/03/15/they-will-tell-you-that-you-cant-get-it-done/
All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you aren’t good enough or strong enough; they will say you’re the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or achieve this. They will tell you no, a thousand times no, until all the no’s become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no quite firmly and very quickly.
And you will tell them yes…”
I read it. And my immediate reaction was “cheesy.”
I read it again. I’ve heard this. Been there. No. No. No.
“You can’t get a full athletic scholarship. You started playing too late. You are too slow. Short on fundamentals.”
“Prep school kids are simply better prepared (you attended a public school).”
“You didn’t attend a leading undergraduate school. It will be difficult to get accepted into a top graduate school.”
“We’re not sure that your work experience and background are adequate to handle the rigors of our firm.”
Tell me I can’t get it done.
Make my day…