Monday, April 6, 2015

The Only Way to Succeed

There is only one way to improve your life. There is only one way to succeed. There is only one way to make positive changes in your life. The answer is work. You have to be willing to get out there and put in the time and effort. You have to be willing to face failures and carry on. Less than 1% of success results from luck or chance alone. If you are ready to work hard, there is little that you cannot achieve.

The Gift

Accomplishments that are given to you will not be satisfying. Image that you want to be a star athlete in the NBA. With a snap of my fin-gers, you have the talent, and have already won several champion-ships. You do not, however, have any recollection of gaining those tal-ents, of training, or of improving your skills. You were simply given the ability. Would you feel satisfied? Maybe, at first, but after time you wouldn’t value your talents because you didn’t work for them, you didn’t really accomplish anything. The moral is that you have to put in hard work and effort in order for you to feel satisfied and successful when you reach your goals.

The Real Success Stories

You’ve heard about those success stories. One day a man has an inno-vative idea and the next day he’s a millionaire. This perception of suc-cess and fortune is very misleading. What you hear about is the glam-orous lifestyle, the wealth, and success. What you don’t often hear about is how hard that man or woman worked, and how many sacri-fices they made to get where they are today. Remember that the suc-cess stories you hear have hard work, dedication, and perseverance at their core.

Free Day

Give yourself a free day to rest and relax. If possible, use a weekend so you won’t have to miss any work. The hard part isn’t in taking a break, but in letting go of stress and worry as you do so. When you take a break from work and worry, don’t let problems creep into the equa-tion.

Your Notepad

Carry a small notepad with you wherever you go. Great ideas and thoughts jump in and out of your mind every minute. To make the best of these revelations jot them down in a small notebook. At the end of the day, page through your notebook to elaborate on ideas, or eliminate some altogether. You never know what you’ll be able to come up with when those key thoughts are captured on paper.

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