Success is no easy journey

The famous political economist and author, Lester Thurow points out that a competitive world has two possibilities for you. “You can lose or if you want to win you can change.” Once you develop a plan and put it into action, you’re not finished, your success lies within the journey.   As you begin to walk towards success, you will come across obstacles and showstoppers that can impede your progress. This is expected, don’t be deterred.

In my book, “Enemy in the Bush”, I talk about success as a progressive (steady) realization of a worthy idea or goal.  The key word is progressive, meaning (continuous, daily, growth) towards goal attainment. It starts out with planning, determination, and consistent daily efforts toward your destination, and along the way, success is realized.  Along the way, mistakes will happen, errors will be made, and setbacks will occur on your path.  However, remember that failures are milestones on the success journey. “Each time you plan risk, fail, reevaluate, and adjust, you have another opportunity to begin again, only better than the last time.”

I heard a story about Thomas Edison. While he and his assistant were looking at his laboratory burned to the ground, he said, “Thank goodness all our mistakes were burned up; now we can start again fresh.” This reminds me of a quote from Les Brown, “when life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.”

Give up on the notion of ever arriving at success unscathed or untouchable, “success is always an uphill battle.”-John Maxwell

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Happy New Year 2023

Dr. D

The Carolyle Destiny Group
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