Thursday, December 15, 2011

The price of success - who owes you

Who's responsible for your success?

Why did you succeed while 95% of others failed?

Who failed to succumb to procrastination (most of the time) and worked for hours on end, with no guarantee that you'll succeed?

Who set goals within a specified timeframe and met those goals?

The path to success is filled with pitfalls, but nothing that hard work and time can't conquer.  There is no such thing as an overnight success.  Most so-called overnight successes took ten to twenty years to achieve.  Very, very few were able to do it in less than that--and those who did never seemed to last.

I've read most of the works of Stephen King, John Grisham, Tom Clancy, J. K. Rowling (okay, I've read the entire Harry Potter series and even her other "little" books), and Anne Rice, just to name a few.  What do these authors owe me?  Nothing.  They've all worked hard, put in the time, and achieved great success.  But do they owe me anything?  Nope.  Do they owe anyone else?  Nope, so get over it.

Now get out of the mud of procrastination and make something of yourself.

Do something.

Achieve something.

Excel at what you're good at, what you were meant to do.

And do it today.

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