Talent is Given, Success is Earned
“Success is earned, not given.”
Not everyone is blessed with a talent, and even those who were born with it cannot succeed without putting an effort into sharpening their skills or they deteriorate in time. Whether or not you were born with natural gifts, we all have a chance to prosper. It all depends on you, you are the captain of your own life and only you can set your limits. A diligent man can succeed without talent, but a talented man cannot succeed without diligence. Success comes with a price, and it is called “sacrifice”. This sacrifice requires you to set your priorities straight. Visualize what you want and do whatever it takes to get there even when it often means choosing productivity over leisure.
Some would argue that life is unfair and that success is brought about by luck. It is true that life does not treat everyone equally. However, from what I have learned, I can say for certain that successful people create their own luck. “Luck” is a product of dedication and persistence; it comes from actions you have already taken. We all have, at one point in our lives, felt that we were “unlucky”. Believe me when I say that even the most successful people once struggled through such a phase. Success and “good luck” takes time to build. When people see that you are persistently chasing after your dreams, by law of attraction you will meet someone who can help you through the path you’ve chosen. This is brought about by creating a reputation for yourself, positioning yourself to receive what you deserve.
Some of the basic necessities for success are: having a concrete plan, believing in yourself, having the willingness to continually learn, finding ways to stay motivated, working smart not just hard, and the most important one – knowing that giving up is NOT an option. There are many people who want success, but there is a huge difference between wanting it and going for it. When we see someone better than us, we find ourselves wishing that we were as good as them without taking into account the hardships they have gone through in order to become who they are now. We only see their success and not the challenges that came before it.
“The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.”
I found that a person who learns from their failures will always find a way to become successful because instead of letting their emotions of regret and shame take over, they simply use the experience as fuel to strive even harder. We need to take risks in order see how far we can go. Every failure makes the fruit of our labor even sweeter. Keep in mind that having failed before does not mean that you would fail again and with this logic we can also say that past success does not determine future success. Future success is the result of how you work and prepare and practice and how you strive to improve every single day. “Success” is a daily commitment. It is a choice you make day after day, failure after failure, and triumph after triumph.
Don’t be afraid of failure. If you fall seven times then you have to get up eight times. Diligence, persistence, and dedication are inevitably the means to success. People are not born successful, they are born with the potential to become successful. Success is possible for anyone who is dedicated to achieving it. If you feel like you cannot do it alone then I am here for you, I’m always willing to help those who want to learn. You can reach out to me through this website or through facebook.
Here’s to your success!