“I will love the light for it shows me the way. Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” - Og Mandino
After World War II, Og Mandino discovered that few companies were hiring former bomber pilots. As a result, he became an insurance salesman.
Traveling on the road and sitting in bars at night, Og became an alcoholic. He was unable to keep a job. As a result, his first wife and child left him.
One wintry November morning in Cleveland, Og almost took his life. Instead he went to the local library.
It was in a library in Concord, New Hampshire, where he found W. Clement Stone's classic, Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude, a book that changed Og for the better. Og eventually became a successful writer and speaker, writing the seminal, best-selling sales book “The Greatest Salesman in the World” among others.
I'll end with a couple of my other favorite quotes of his: "You can't conquer reality by running away from it" and "Always let your reach exceed your grasp".
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