Sometimes I wonder why success is so darn elusive. I mean, it seems that we read about so many other people who have claimed to have found their golden nugget, why is it so difficult for me to find?
Have you ever asked yourself that question, or some variation of it? Now a day just about everyone is looking for some way of easy living and no longer having to worry about where the money is going to come from.
Unfortunately, success isn’t something that is given to us unless you win the lottery or are born in the right situation. But even then, to retain what has been given you has to be earned and learned otherwise before you know it all will be gone, and you’ll be looking for ways to earn money again.
We seem to feel that the circumstances we’re under at any one time are what are restraining us from moving forward. If that’s where you find yourself, then I must say it’s time to get yourself our from under those circumstances and take control of your life and all that’s taking place!
It’s easy to find excuses for what’s happening in our lives, and there might be comfort when we’re able to point the finger somewhere. Realize, however, there’s a reason that there’s always three fingers pointing back at ourselves whenever we point the finger trying to place blame somewhere else.
We’re always the reason that something happens or doesn’t happen in our lives. And that’s a fact we must accept to move forward. Once that’s done we’ll be able to see things from a completely different perspective and be willing to consider what is happening from a totally new viewpoint.
Being positive and accepting responsibility opens the door to a new way of living that provides us opportunities we otherwise didn’t know existed.
This also allows us to plan our life differently than what we do now, how we spend our money, how we prepare for our future, where we spend our free time, and with whom we spend our time with.
The Pope asked Michelangelo, “Tell me the secret of your genius. How have you created the statute of David, the masterpieces of all masterpieces?” Michelangelo answered, “It’s simple, I removed everything that is not David.”
Are we willing to remove all that is not the David in our lives to create our masterpiece?
Believe in yourself,
Warren La Duke