Success is Easy!


Do you agree? I shared this statement with a group of college students this morning and asked them for their thoughts. Their responses were all over the board:
  • “YES! Success IS easy!”
  • “It depends on how you define success.”
  • “Whether or not you think success is easy depends on your attitude and how you look at life.”
  • “Success requires hard work, which is never easy.”
  • “No one can really believe that success is easy. If it were, everyone would be successful.”
  • “Success is definitely not easy.”
What do you think?

One of the things the SOS Leadership Partners regularly share with people is this simple idea:
“The things that are easy to do…are also easy not to do.” As we make progress toward our goals, we always have a choice. We can move forward, stand still, or go backward. As Paul J. Meyer often said, “If you are not making the progress you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined.”

Ultimately, if you’re not making the progress you would like to make and are capable of making, you have no one to blame but yourself. Don’t waste your time and energy blaming your significant other, parents, friends, coworkers, upbringing, or even your kids for your lack of accomplishment. You’re calling the shots. Figure out what you want in life, and make it happen! Stop blaming, and start doing.

I’ll close with one of my favorite affirmations, which comes from Paul J. Meyer’s Personal Success Plan:

“Develop a Dogged Determination to Follow Through on Your Plan, Regardless of Obstacles, Criticism or Circumstances or What Other People Say, Think, or Do.”

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