Luck Be a Lady (Please!)

Hope you all are having a wonderful Friday so far!

Naturally, the week that it hits 80 degrees with beautiful sunshine it also plummets back down into the 50s. Just my kind of luck…

I’ve never been one to be superstitious or a strong believer in luck, although there are times when I may consider myself to be incredibly fortunate and very blessed.

Some successful people may think that they are just lucky. Granted, there are circumstances that seem to come together to expedite their success, but what it is that drives those people and helps them deliver?

If success was easy, then everyone would be doing it. How do you separate yourself out from the pack?

  1. Have a goal – Despite how it may seem, people don’t rise to success and fame by chance or accident. They have very specific goals in mind and set out to make them happen. Athletes train for events, business people work to maintain company profitability and retain quality employees, and students seek the best education that they can find. Their actions reflect their end goal…
  2. Make time for the goal – Achievement doesn’t just happen overnight. Successful people carve out the time needed to achieve their goals, even when it is inconvenient, costly, requires sacrifice, or is just plain annoying. Keeping the end in sight will only get you so far if you aren’t fully invested in accomplishing your heart’s desire.
  3. Don’t quit chasing the goal – Everyone runs into bumps in the road (or potholes, broken bridges, or cows), but it is how those challenges are handled that proves a person’s mettle.
  4. Celebrate the goal – Nothing is worse than investing time, money, pain, sweat, and tears into a goal only to not enjoy it when the time comes. Life is far too short to not enjoy the little things. Make sure to take time for that, especially if you accomplished something quite monumental.
  5. Rinse and Repeat – As fun as it is to rejoice and celebrate, growth in life comes from setting goals, getting beat up along the way, achieving those goals, and then creating new, far more difficult ones to mold you into a better person. If you’re only as good as your weakest link, set goals to improve in those areas!

Really, you don’t need to be lucky, you just need to learn to turn opportunities into paths for success. Try, try, and try again…is it easier to fall and quit or get beat down only to rise back up?

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.” Walter Elliott

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