by Kit Grant
“Nothing ever just happens. You have to make things happen, including individual success. Success is the direct result of definite action, carefully planned and persistently carried out by the person who has conditioned his mind for success and believes he will attain it.” … Napoleon Hill
This may explain why so few actually reach or feel successful. It is not an accident but rather requires a change in thinking followed by appropriate actions to bring about the desired outcomes. Most people would say, “That sounds too hard — it’s too much work”. It would also explain their results. I do not believe most people really want success; they prefer to just be comfortable. What’s the difference? Successful people need to keep on going, setting new goals and achieving things thought o be outside their capability. Comfortable people can just coast. Well — I never met anyone who could coast uphill for very long. Once you are clear on the difference, you get to make the choice. That’s right, it’s not about luck, where you were born, who your parents were, which teachers you had, the bosses and co-workers you previously had. You cannot change the past as much as some people would like to. So go forward from today with new objectives, new energy and a belief you can do something and watch what happens. You may happily surprise yourself.