Friday, February 20, 2009

The Difference Between Prosperity and Success

Attitude, Kindness, Belief, Focus, Perseverance

I've heard many people complain (including myself from time to time) about their lack of success due to factors they thought were beyond their control. The reality is that we control everything it takes to succeed beyond our wildest imagination regardless of our environment, our surroundings, our conditions. Because the only thing we can actually control is ourselves.

The road to success is never a straight line. Any successful business person will be very willing to tell of all the failures that preceded their ultimate success. That successful actor at 30 likely had 10-12 years of hardship, disappointment, and rejection prior to their "overnight" success.

General George S. Patton said "A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week." How many of us have been spending too much time developing the plan but not enough time executing it?

When we get up in the morning, we have a choice as to how our day will go. Regardless of how you feel or what challenges you may face, if you tell yourself you will have a good day, your chances of actually having one are very good. What are you telling yourself when you wake up in the morning?

I invite you to watch the video 212 Degrees below to get a true picture of the small difference between success and failure in reaching your goals. You are much closer to your ultimate dreams than you think.


1 comment:

Cautiously Optomistic said...

William--
I really enjoyed this post. Your blog is quite inspiring and I look forward to learning more. Your post reminds me of one of my favorite poems written by an anonymous author:
When things go wrong as they sometimes will.
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill.
When the funds are low and debts are high.
And you want to smile but have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you want, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with it's twists and turns,
as every one of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about,
when she could have won had she stuck it out:
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow.
success is failure turned inside out--
the silver tint on the cloud of doubt.
And you never know how close you are.
It may be near but it seems so far:
So stick the fight when your hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not QUIT.