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The Myth of Success

There’s a MYTH floating around, and it’s time we address it head on.

You have this THING you want to do. And you tell yourself this year shall be the year you’ll do it. Let me warn you…come a few days or weeks from now, you will be faced with this MYTH.

It’s called…The Myth of Success

We have a tendency to believe that those who succeed have *something* we just don’t have. Just weren’t born with. Simply can’t learn, gain, or access.

A skill, a connection, a handsomeness, a secret.

We wrongly believe this something is why THEY are successful and we are not. Why they ACCOMPLISHED the thing, while we sit back dreaming, judging, complaining, or comparing.

FACT: There is no SOMETHING.

Imagine someone you admire. Are they confident, capable, and accomplished? SURE they are now, but it wasn’t always like this.

It’s crucial that we not study people’s END results, but rather, study their FIRST steps.

You see…when they started out they were like YOU.

Hopeful, but terrified. Earnest, but overlooked. Somewhat talented, yet unrefined. Excited, but lacking in answers and resources.

They were a rough draft.

“Don’t compare your Chapter 1 to someone else’s Chapter 20.” -Unknown

Conclusion:

The difference between them and you is not talent, resources, attractiveness, or pedigree.

The difference is they got STARTED and they did not QUIT.

You see life is not Win or Lose. Life is Win or LEARN.

YOU admire THEM today because…

  • They got started (though people said they were crazy)
  • They did not give up (though they failed often)

 

Will you share an experience about how you did not quit? Let me know in the comments section below.

Thank you to Josh Shipp who inspired these words.

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1 thought on “The Myth of Success”

  1. So true. When I see success in someone, I try not to compare them to myself. I prefer to emulate the traits they possess that I believe will make me a better, more successful person. Isn’t imitation the sincerest form of flattery? I certainly hope so!

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