Success is accepting of contradictions. I talk about team, the master mind group, reaching out for help and ideas from others. I talk all the time about how we can’t achieve success by ourselves, and now I say If it’s to be it’s up to me. Yes, success is a contradiction.
A clear concise description of a “Grand Obsession” was written by Trina Paulus, I quote... “How does one become a butterfly?" she asked. "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” ― Trina Paulus. Our Grand Obsession is our key for change.
Nectar is the reward plants give to pollinators. The relationship between the pollinator and a plant is survival of both. And much like that relationship, so too enthusiasm and success. Life’s gift is success to the enthusiastic soul.
This Time! A clarion call, the time is now. Strike while the iron is hot. No better time than the present. This time I will do it. But what do we do? We pick up another book to figure out what or how or even why we should do "it".
Jack Dorsey, the founder of twitter, tweeted " Success is never accidental”. Malcolm Gladwell writes that “success follows from 10,000 hours of dedicated practice" Ask any lottery winner what”s the secret to success and they will assure you that it is “Being at the right place at the right time"
The Italians call it La Dolce Vita, the good life. La dolce Vita is not a striving for the best, but an appreciation of the best. La Dolce Vita is an expectation of success. Life does not give us what we wish for, however, life delivers what we demand.
How long does it take to become successful? Ten years, twenty years, a lifetime? I have not had a drink of alcohol in over 28 years. Many would say I am a successfully recovered alcoholic. The truth is that I am one drink away from failing. I will know if I succeeded at the end of my life.
Newtons 3rd law of motion states “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." Everything we do causes something else to happen. The force of the action determines much of the outcome.
The information age has a nice ring to it. But information is not what makes you successful. Oh sure we need to know what we need to know. But do we? Wouldn’t it work as well, or maybe even better if we just hired someone that already knew?
What do you tell your self when no one else is listening? I was in Puerto Rico with my wife, my daughter and her friend. We went to an Island which afterwards we called burnt Island, because we all came back looking like lobsters.