Posts Tagged ‘Success’

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What’s Wrong With Failure? (via Magiawen’s Hideout II)

January 8, 2011

Below is posted an excellent commentary on the positive aspects of failure. It can be best described by the following fallacy: “this thing we (often) call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”

There is no failure except in no longer trying. -Elbert Hubbard A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing. -George Bernard Shaw If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down. -Mary Pickford So anyway. We have all these quotes and adage … Read More

via Magiawen's Hideout II

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Are you succesful.

January 7, 2011

*below is an amendment to a previous post with corrected (downward) stats.

Successful people, among other things, gain an edge because they are willing to take on tasks that unsuccessful people hate doing. The interesting point is that the successful people don’t like doing them either. They are simply motivated to tackle them because they know it is necessary to achieve their ultimate goal. Having the ultimate goal without doing the unpleasant things leaves you as a dreamer.  Don’t get me wrong, there are many pleasant tasks associated with becoming successful, but real success involves pushing effectively through the unappealing or even scary tasks associated with achieving your goal.

Research has shown that out of 100 people 54 will end up broke, 1 will be wealthy, and 4 will have financial freedom. The rest will be existing. Why in one of the wealthiest countries in the world have so many people figured out how to be either broke or nearly broke.  A large survey was also conducted with working me who were asked why they get up and go to work in the morning. 29 of them said that they didn’t know.   Each one of these people grew up with aspirations, dreams, and desires. Along the way the dreams became smothered in altered justifications brought upon by fear and conformity. You are a victim only from your lack of belief in a world that you can control through enthusiasm and thought. It sounds harsh but we are not lemmings.

If you are truly successful it is because you decided not to conform; and conformity equals a lack of success in your life.  Conformity tends to push you into the middle; and I’m not talking about the socio-economic ‘middle.” That has nothing to do with success.  Ask yourself if your career inspires you into feeling successful. If the answer is ‘no’ than you (I’m afraid) have simply been conforming. Courage is success and success comes before money, not after.