Success is a Four Letter Word

The following is an excerpt from an article by Bruce Castro:

The first thing we all need to realize is that success is rarely an accident… The success we achieve or don't achieve is a choice!  It’s the result of a decision to act or not to act! So many people look around at their doctor, their realtor, their lawyer, the Restaurant Owner and think “look at the lucky SOB, he’s got everything”. But remember, with few exceptions, we begin at the same starting line. Getting ahead, doesn’t just happen. Those people we all admire were not just lucky. They were committed and they acted!  They didn't just ponder, imagine or dream... they acted!

Opportunity didn’t just fall in their lap. They made it happen. And even if we want to say they were lucky that they were presented with a great opportunity… realize… Opportunity doen't do any good if, when it comes knocking, we don’t answer the door. We still have to get up and do something! ACT!

I don’t remember where I heard it, but I’ve never forgotten this saying…

Your ship coming in doesn’t do any good if you’re on the couch instead of the dock!

Don’t let your thoughts, ideas and potential, die on the couch. Do something with them. If your idea has potential, you’ll find someone who can help you make it happen. That’s a fact.

Look around you. Every great business was once just someone’s idea. Apple? an idea, a business that was built in a garage. Facebook, an idea to create a social network for college students. Walmart, a man with a little hardware store who thought he could do more…. It turned out he was right! And realize, the idea doesn’t have to be great!..

Ever heard of the pet rock?! It was a stone that was placed in a box and then sold as a “pet”. An absurdly stupid idea that was acted upon. It made a fortune!

For each of us, the life we want is within our reach… But we have to get off the couch. Do Something! Success and achievement requires more than a good idea or even great idea. THINK ABOUT THIS…

Even the most brilliant idea in the history of man is useless… absolutely useless… unless combined with action. Action is the key. The reality is that most of us, have and use a thousand excuses that let us sit comfortably on the couch, in front of the computer, day after day, planning, thinking and talking about all the great things we can and will do “someday”. But understand…

  • It’s not what you know…

  • It’s not what you think…

  • It’s not what you plan…

  • It’s not how great your potential is…

  • It’s not how brilliant you are…

  • It’s not how amazing your idea is…

  • The only thing that really matters is what you do!..

There is a trite little saying, that has within it the wisdom of the ages…

If you always do… what you’ve always done… you will always get what you always got.

Simply put, if our lives are to improve and change, our actions must change. Do you want more out of life. Something better for yourself and your family? You can have it, it truly is within your grasp. But it will require change. It will require new choices and new ACTIONS! A new concept of “work”.

Work is so much more than a 4 letter word. It’s the key to your future.

Wishing you all the best,

Timothy

 

awakened millionaire