“Set your goals high and don’t stop till you get there” – Bo Jackson
Andrew Bradford (1686 – November 24, 1742) was an early American printer in colonial Philadelphia. He published the first newspaper in Philadelphia, The American Weekly Mercury, beginning in 1719, as well as the first magazine in America in 1741. Below is the story of Andrew Bradford.
During the days when the United States was taking shape as a nation. Andrew Bradford had an enviable business contract. His company was given the responsibility of doing all the public printing for the new state of Pennsylvania.
Bradford’s company had a reputation for sometimes producing shoddy work and unfortunately, that was the verdict when Bradford was asked to print an important address the governor was planning to deliver. The document was put together in a careless, unimpressive manner.
Another Young printer saw this example of sloppy work as great opportunity. He prepared an elegant document of the speech and forwarded it with his compliments to the governor and each member of the assembly. He was soon awarded the contract for all of Pennsylvania’s public printing. His name? Benjamin Franklin.
Franklin replaced what was inferior nth something that was of quality and excellence. That’s the mark of a successful product, no matter it is – even your emerging life.
A very famous personality once said that “DON’T RUN TOWARDS SUCCESS, BUT RUN TOWARDS EXCELLENCE, SUCCESS WILL AUTOMATICALLY COME TO YOU”.
For getting towards success a person needs to do hard work and must apply full energy as a great scholar once said, ” The Pain of hard work is temporary, but the pain of regret is permanent”. People who succeed in life have a personality by which they outshine everyone else.
Don’t wait until you have reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal.