Have you ever heard people say, “He’s so lucky! He had so many breaks given to him along the way to success!”? Or, “He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He had everything given to him.” You know the type of thoughts I’m referring to — those thoughts that are the negative, self-defeating thoughts.
Nobody in this world who is successful has ever had “easy breaks”, “everything given to him” or “every door opened just at the right time” without working hard and staying focused! Easy Street just doesn’t exist UNLESS you call having a plan, staying focused, and persevering no matter what “easy”! And, really, following the success plan works and is a lot easier than floundering around having no plan at all! Have a plan; stay focused, and never quit!
Consider this: “He failed in business in ’31. He was defeated for state legislator in ’32. He tried another business and it failed in ’33. He had a nervous breakdown in ’36. In ’43 he ran for Congress and was defeated in ’48 and was defeated again. He tried running for Senate in ’55. He lost. The next year he ran for Vice President and lost. In ’59 he ran for the Senate again and was defeated. In 1860, the man who signed his name A. Lincoln, was elected the 16th President of the United States. The difference between history’s boldest accomplishments and its most staggering failures is often, simply, the diligent will to persevere.”
What are your goals? Do you live them, breathe them, sleep them? Are you willing to persevere in the face of seeming failure? Abraham Lincoln did and look what happened! You can do it! FOCUS and PERSEVERE and you’ll win! Today is the day to keep on keeping on!
PS Okay, so once in a while it’s fun just to experiment the feeling of having a silver spoon dangling from your mouth!