When I was a teen I was body surfing in Hawaii using a 3 feet by 2 feet air mattress. Unfortunately, I was in the surf just after a storm had hit the island of Maui. For the first time in my teen life, I was caught in an unbelievable undertow that was dragging me straight out to sea. I had not ever been in an undertow before. Also, the beaches were very scarce with people because the stormy weather had kept them away.
I began swimming, kicking, paddling as hard as I could, directly forward towards the shore, and I was going nowhere! The unexpected undertow had me. It took 20 minutes of all-out effort, and finally, extremely exhausted, I made it to the shore.
Luckily I was young enough and strong enough at that time to make it. Later I learned that going directly forward towards the shore, was not the thing to do. I should have first turned gone sideways, paralleling the shore, until I got to the outside of the undertow and would have reached the shore quicker and with very little effort.
I think these days here at Compumatrix have been just like that. Time after time, we have been caught in an unexpected undertow of the crypto World and have not been able to go directly forward to get to the shore yet as all of us have hoped.
I know it seems so often we have not gone forward at all. But…..we have never gone backward,…..Only sideways! Henry and his team have many times re-routed us sideways, if you will, to get us out of being pulled backward, out to sea. We are getting there quicker with much less effort! And soon, I believe very soon, we will be beyond the undertow rejoicing and safe at the shore!
There are countless famous people that have failed in their enterprises before they ever made it.
Here are some direct quotes from businessinsider.com:
“Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star because his editor felt he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas”
“Oprah Winfrey was publicly fired from her first television job as an anchor in Baltimore for getting “too emotionally invested in her stories.”
“Steven Spielberg was rejected by the University of South California School of Cinematic Arts multiple times.”
“R.H. Macy has a series of failed retail ventures throughout his early career.”
“Colonel Harland David Sanders was fired from dozens of jobs before founding a fried chicken empire.”
“As a child, Albert Einstein had some difficulty communicating and learning in a traditional manner.”
“In one of Fred Astaire’s first screen tests, an executive wrote: “ Can’t sing. Can’t act. Slightly balding. Can dance a little.”
“Vincent Van Gogh sold only one painting, “The Red Vineyard,” in his life, and the sale was just months before his death.”
“A very young Henry Ford ruined his reputation with a couple of failed businesses.”
Well, you get the point! For so many of these people and businesses they had to “fail forward”. They just had to pick up, learn from their failures, and just keep on keeping on.
This is never to say Compumatrix has failed in any way! Compumatrix has always chosen the best and most solid way to get to the top of its field. It has been hindered time and time again by the undercurrents of government regulations, software updates, changes in minor’s fees, viruses, bank issues, power outages, even hacking attacks, but it has always done what it takes to make it out ahead to that blessed shore. Soon it will have its feet firmly on the ground again and what a glorious day that will be for ALL its members. Safe at the shore.