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Monday 2, October 2006

Road To Success

Filed under: Quotation — mytigodess @ 10:13

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” – William Feather

This author is also known for saying, “An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don’t. It’s knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it’s knowing how to use the information you get.”

What does any of this have to do with your own journey to success?

If you take that personal inward soul search to define who you are and what you are about, you have taken that very important first step to success. How can one ever be successful if one does not know what it looks like when they get there?

When you know who you are and what you want to acheive in this life, a goal you believe in and it honors you in every way, then nothing should ever stand between you and what you want to accomplish. Only then will you have the right attitude to become a success.

Therein lies the problem with most trying to acheive things in life, a lack of tenacity when trouble comes their way. They have goals that sound like it would be great to accomplish, but when push comes to shove, the goal gets put on the back burner and chalked up as proof of their failures in life making it harder to get back on that particular track.

The ones who only think something is a good idea are a different breed than those who know they cannot live without accomplishing that goal. The last are the ones who hold on long after others quit. They may have tried and failed 100 times while watching their companions give up after the first 3 attempts, but they keep on going until they eventually hit it. When they hit it, they run with it and become extremely successful with it.

This is YOUR life, you make your own course. If you are waiting around for someone to tell you what to do next, you will be easy fodder for the successful looking for worker bees. You will never reach the top and can only be happy to settle for the crumbs that drop your way. Unless you know who you are and what you are about and let nothing stand between you and where you want to be – then you will always be on the bottom hoping in vain to one day be on top.

There’s no crime in settling for what you have, but if this is where you are at then enjoy it. If you merely wish to settle and don’t want to make the effort for something better, be happy and don’t aggrevate yourself by trying for something bigger that you will only end up in tears and frustration while you feel like a failure.

Either you are going to make something more of yourself or you are going to settle for what you have. You can’t have it both ways and if you try you will end up miserable.

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Sunday 24, September 2006

Thomas Edison’s Words

Filed under: Quotation — mytigodess @ 22:50

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

There are many great people out there whom have tried countless times and not acheived exactly what they set out to do.  The difference between the great ones and the average person is they don’t let the so-called failures stop them from getting to the end result, but they learn from their mistakes and try, try again.

Suppose you are just having a terrible piece of luck making your business work.  You have approached it from many different angles or hopped from one business venture to another.  After awhile you may begin to doubt yourself and your ability to ever be in business for yourself.

The smart ones will step back and really look at what went wrong.  Not at a superficial level, but deep down even to the point where they have to dig to where it feels uncomfortable.  They will consult professionals, read books, and do as much educational outreach as possible to see why they failed and come up with a new plan or strategy to approach it in a different way and proceed with a new plan.

Sometimes one will realize they are only on that path because of the promise of money if they are successful, but the plan is not something they really want to do because it conflicts with their own nature.  For instance, many have been lured by the wealth promises of MLM plans and are fired up in the beginning, but in 3 months or less drop out because they never felt right about the work needed to be done to succeed in that business.

This is because in order to succeed in business, it must be close to your heart.  If you love what you do, when you reach a block or miss your mark, you do not become discouraged and will press forth to make it work.  It doesn’t matter if you have found the 10,000 ways which did not work, but that eventually you came to the 10,001 way which did.

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