It’s in this 2008 book. Trump was advised against entering Manhattan Real Estate, because it’s too challenging for new comers, I suppose. Here is how Trump responded to that, in the book at left:
If I’d only considered the facts, which weren’t too rosy, there is no way I would have ventured into real estate. But I did. Why? Because when I hear the word ‘No’ it becomes a challenge to me. I believe the so-called impossible is actually very often possible, if you’re willing to work very hard, and if you realize that problems can become opportunities…. That kind of attitude can give you the power to conquer obstacles and succeed in the face of long odds.
“Never Give UP” is the title to his 2008 book. It’s also the mindset he seems to have been born with. Knowledge and skills are important in every endeavor we undertake. So is the proper mindset, which may be the most important. Without that, call it mindset or attitude, it will be more difficult to achieve the first two. It may be impossible if one’s attitude or mindset is not strong enough.
Mindset is an established set of attitudes which can be excellent, good, or not so good. One might be stuck in a mindset of always expecting failure that almost always becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. Being bull headed without regard to logic or reality would be an example of a mindset that is not so good.
A mindset of never giving up can be excellent or awful depending on one’s ability to perceive potential possibilities to which others are blind. Determination can open the way to success, as shown in this video of a bear cub overcoming impossible odds to re-unite with its mother. This little cub’s name should be Donald, (or Donette, not sure). Trump has determination something like this little cub.
That’s why Trump is likely to win the battle over the wall.
On the other hand, a bull-headed mindset might work for bulls but not for humans. For us such a mindset leads us to ignore reality and mistake death traps for possibilities. An excellent mindset not only sees potential where others don’t, it also keeps us in touch with reality.
Trump says in his book that he did not consider the facts and if he had he would never have entered Manhattan Real Estate. He’s only speaking in hindsight, and I don’t think he failed to considered the facts. I think he saw the facts, developed in his mind a plan to overcome them, and only then did he move ahead.
I think he did something similar when he sat down to read the outrageous bill the Congress just sent him for as measly $1.4 Billion for 55 feet of border wall. I think he first decided on a plan to overcome the poison pills that were riddled throughout this awful legislation which should embarrass any politician capable of shame (not many of those).
Trump is likely to win the battle over the wall because has an excellent mindset that is good for him and good for America. If only the Deep State Republicans could see it, but they can’t. They have the wrong mindset.
For an opportunity to see Trump’s excellent mindset on display, take a look at his speech yesterday at the Florida International University in Miami: