I don’t think its a big deal, but when people meet my father they are stunned by how much we look alike — when they meet my grandfather they are speechless.
And to reiterate these genes I was referring to…here’s my a recent picture of my grandfather.
My family is the perfect example of pursuing the “American Dream” in the fact that each generation lived a better life than the previous; and they were able to accomplish more because of sacrifices made to give their children better opportunities. As for myself, it takes a conscious effort to make sure those sacrifices were not made in vein; being aware of my blessings.
People often talk about “failure” as not being an option for them. Failure plays a quintessential role in achieving success. Giving up, however. That is not an option — its unacceptable.