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- Defining Success
Most would have found it hard to call Steve anything but a failure.
He was divorced, his two kids were living with his ex-wife, and he was living out of his Ford Tempo. A struggling stand-up comic in the late 1980′s, he made a measly $75 a week.
He was barely making it. And he lived like this for 3 years.
Before reading on, ask yourself: if Steve were your friend, what would you advise him to do at this point? If you were in Steve’s shoes, what would you do?
Would you tell him to get his act together for the sake of his kids and get a “real” job? Or would you encourage him to hold fast to the dream, hoping that big break would eventually materialize?
I read about Steve in a recent issue of People magazine. Of his time living out of his car he says, “It was so disheartening. It was rock bottom. But even in my darkest days I had faith it would turn around.”
And just like in the movies, things did.