Why not RIGHT NOW take the CHALLENGE to SUCCEED!
It is a challenge to succeed. If it were not, I’m sure more people would be successful, but for every person who is enjoying the fruit from the tree of success, many more are examining the roots. They are trying to figure it all out. They are mystified and perplexed by what seems to be some strange, complex, and elusive secret that must be found if ever success is to be enjoyed. While most people spend their lives struggling to earn a living, a much smaller group is busily engaged in designing and enjoying a fortune. Everything just seems to work out for them. While the much larger group sits in awe at how life can be so unfair, complicated, and unjust. “I’m a nice person”, the man says to himself. “How come this other guy is happy and prosperous, and I’m always struggling?”, he asks himself. “I’m a good husband, a good father, and a good worker. How come nothing seems to work out for me? Life just isn’t fair. I’m even smarter and willing to work harder than some of these other people who just seem to have everything go their way”, as he slumps into the sofa to watch another evening of television. But you see, you’ve got to be more than a good person and a good worker. You’ve got to become a good planner, and a good dreamer. You’ve got to see the future finished in advance.
You’ve got to put in the long hours and put up with the setbacks and the disappointments
I’ve often said that to have more, we must begin the process of working harder on ourselves than we do on anything else. But in addition to gathering new knowledge, new skills, and new experiences, it’s also important to discover new emotions. It is how we feel about what we know that makes the biggest difference in how our lives turn out. How we feel about the chances we have and the choices we have determines the the intensity of our effort. Whether we try or don’t try. Join or don’t join. Believe or don’t believe.
I’d like for you to discover some strong feelings about your life and about what you want to do with that life. You probably have much of the knowledge and a lot of the experience and perhaps most of the skills that it takes to become successful. What you may be lacking are the strong feelings about what you want and what you want to do. You may be one of those who have become so involved in the process of earning a living that you’ve forgotten about the choices and chances you have for designing your own life.
Let these strong feelings help you take a second look at your life and where you’re headed. After all, you’ve only got one life, at least on this planet. So why not make it an adventure in achievement? Why not discover all that you can do and everything you can have? Why not discover how many others you can help, and in the process, how that can help you?