Opportunities, Success and Your Future

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Opportunities for success and prosperity are abundant all around us. There literally everywhere you look. But I guess it all depends on how you look at them and what you are looking for.

In today’s society it seems that people are leaning toward thinking that the world owes them some kind of great endowment or gift in the way of abundance and/or riches. Or maybe they think the government is supposed to step in and give them something for nothing since no one else will.

It’s important that you understand that successful people are not born that way, they make things that way. There are so many successful people in the world today that started at the bottom and made it to the top. Not through whining about their situations or surroundings, but by pulling themselves up by the boot straps and making things happen that would never have been possible except through persistence, perseverance and honest effort.

While there are thousands of people to consider, let’s take a look at Condoleezza Rice for example. She was born in 1954 and grew up in the deep south of Birmingham, Alabama under very adverse and unfair times of segregation. Rice would not accept no for an answer when confronted by the popular mind-set of the time.

Her parents taught her that an education would provide her protection against things like poverty and prejudice. She was going to college by the age of 15 and graduated at the tender young age of 19 from the University of Denver with a degree in political science. And now she’s the Secretary of State of the United States of America.

Now don’t get me wrong, this is not a promotion or endorsement for Condi Rice or any of her political views, but it just goes to show you that if you put your mind to something and never give up and never take societies answer for what it thinks you should be, you can pretty much accomplish anything.

Nothing in life is free. Success in anything takes hard work and consistent focus combined with an end goal in order to bring about the things you want. Nothing from nothing still leaves nothing no matter how you slice it. If you put nothing into your life, you will get nothing back in return. If you decide to take the low road then you will get low road results. This is a law of nature that cannot and will not ever be changed.

As you go through life and find yourself feeling down and out or perhaps feeling like life has dealt you a bad hand, all you need to do is look around because I can guarantee you that someone is in a worse situation or circumstance than you are.

People with so called handicaps are the people you should focus on when you feel like your life isn’t going the way you think it should. Why? Because they don’t take anything for granted. They are no mountains they can’t climb and nothing will get in their way of accomplishing anything and everything they set out to do. They don’t take no for an answer and their perseverance is unwavering.

If people today would quit blaming everyone else for their short comings and down falls and take responsibility for their own actions and behavior, we would have a lot more successful men and women in our society, not to mention setting a good example for our children and grandchildren and the future of our country.

While I don’t mean to sound like I am preaching, there are little laws of nature or maybe sayings that have been with us since the beginning of time and they are not to be ignored or taken lightly in any way, shape or form.

The one that sticks in my head that my daddy told me many years ago was: ‘What goes around comes around.’ All through out my life I have found this to be true without fail. Trust me on this one, it has always been true and always will be true.

Life will treat you the way you treat it and yes, you will reap what you sow.


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