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Remember the ALAMO!!!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

From Wikipedia: The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas, USA). All of the Texian defenders were killed. Santa Anna's perceived cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians—both Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States—to join the Texian Army. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the revolution.

From Robert Kiyosaki: “I like Texas and Texans. In Texas, everything is bigger. When Texans win, they win big. And when they lose, it's spectacular.

If you really want to learn the attitude of how to handle risk, losing and failure, go to San Antonio and visit the Alamo. The Alamo is a great story of brave people who chose to fight, knowing there was no hope of success against overwhelming odds. They chose to die instead of surrendering. It's an inspiring story worthy of study; nonetheless, it's still a tragic military defeat. They got their butts kicked. A failure if you will. They lost. So how do Texans handle failure? They still shout, "Remember the Alamo!"

That's why I like Texans so much. They took a great failure and turned it into a tourist destination that makes them millions.

Texans don't bury their failures. They get inspired by them. They take their failures and turn them into rallying cries. Failure inspires Texans to become winners. But that formula is not just the formula for Texans. It is formula for all winners.”

― Robert Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Children About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Don't
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CLPURNELL 3/7/2013 6:10PM

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F8CONE8 3/6/2013 8:17PM

    emoticon Somehow remember the Oregon Trail doesn't have the same ring to it. LOL

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DOVESEYES 3/6/2013 8:08PM

    Thanks for sharing this!!!

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WALLAHALLA 3/6/2013 3:21PM

    Love your sense of pride and loyalty to your state!

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BESTMEPOSSIBLE 3/6/2013 12:42PM

    It's a hard lesson, to embrace failure!

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AUGUSTAGLOOP 3/6/2013 12:34PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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