Disregard the Naysayers

Anyone who has tried to do something outside of the expectations of those around them knows how dispiriting it can be to be told, “you’ll never succeed”.  Take it from the US national soccer team who has been categorically panned by the international sports community as having “no chance to achieve” in the World Cup.  Well, again, our US team is proving the naysayers wrong.  Today, in a storybook, last minute ending fit for a Hollywood movie script, the US team pulled it out against a heavily favored Algerian squad to advance in World Cup tournament play.  So remember this team of underdogs when folks tell you that you cannot start a new career in a new field midway through life.

2 Responses to “Disregard the Naysayers”

  1. Lea Snedden

    Allen School has been a very valuable and interesting journey for me; just as the US national soccer team was told they would not succeed, I was too-by my own employer!? Granted they have an invested interest in me; yet, I have a firm belief that learning is a lifelong journey. Being told by someone that a change would not be beneficial simply makes one try even harder, which makes the new career look even brighter.

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