A Message To Garcia

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University of Success – Og Mandino

This is the forty-third day of a series of blog posts and videos reviewing Og Mandino’s book University of Success.

Even though Og Mandino only wrote the introduction to this book and fore-ward for each chapter, he has personally chosen a list of fifty authors who he considered to be an expert in their field to help lead the average person from … where they are right now … to a successful life, if the curricula is followed as written.

Today, we are going over Lesson 42 of the Ninth Semester of the course. The general theme of this semester is a quote from Ellen Glasgow … “No life is so hard that you can’t make it easier by the way you take it.” Previous post can be seen here.
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University Of Success Lesson 42

Elbert Hubbard wrote a short article to celebrate a little-known act of heroism in the Spanish-American War titledA Message To Garcia.  It became such a popular literary piece that Og Mandino has it as lesson 42 in the University Of Success.  This chapter is titled ‘How To Handle Every Assignment’ with this as a fore ward ….

More than 100,000,000 individuals around the world have been motivated and influenced by this message since the turn of the century.

A Message To Garcia taught an entire generation some very important values, values that will always apply for those who seek true success.

Here is the beginning of the article so you can understand why it was translated into 20 different languages and what made it so popular …

…. When war broke out between Spain and the United States, it was very necessary to communicate quickly with the leader of the Insurgents.  Garcia was somewhere in the mountain fastnesses of Cuba — no one knew where.  No mail or telegraph message could reach him.  President McKinley had to secure his cooperation quickly, but how?

…. Someone said to the President, “There is a fellow by the name of Rowan will find Garcia for you, if anybody can.”

…. In four days, Rowan landed by night off the coast of Cuba from an open boat, disappeared into the jungle, and in three weeks came out on the other side of the island, having traversed a hostile country on foot, and delivered his letter to Garcia.

The main point that is made about all this is, when Rowan took the letter from President McKinley to be delivered to Garcia, he did not ask …

…. “Where is he at?”

Are you the kind of person that will take full responsibility to get a task done, or will you pass the buck to someone else?  If you want to be successful, and that is a big IF, then you have to know that it is your responsibility to find the way.

Everyone has had different life experiences and upbringing from parents.  Still others may have very in depth computer or marketing skills, while you may be a newbie online. What will work for one person to be a success, may not necessarily work for you.   But it doesn’t matter where, who, what experience you have, YOU have everything in YOU to be successful.

Metaphorically speaking  …. Are you ready to take that letter to Garcia?

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This lesson in the University Of Success just reinforce what you already know …. if you want to be successful in any endeavor …. then you just have to take off running until you get the message delivered.

So, what is your message (what value are you bringing to the marketplace)?  Who are you bringing it to (what niche)?  How will you get there (what struggles do you personally have to overcome – technology, marketing, etc.)?  How long will it take to get there (want success NOW or in 5 years)?

If the answer to the last question is NOW, then let’s Get Started!

Click on the words below, put in your best email, listen to presentation, and Get Started Today !!

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