It may look Easy!
Have you ever noticed that some people make life look really easy and seem to have all the great things in life?
If we examine the lives of these successful people, and we will find that they have paid a price that is in direct proportion to the amount of success they have earned. Close examination will almost always reveal years of study and preparation before great success is achieved.
This principle is consistent in virtually every field of individual achievement — in the arts, medicine, science, or business. Nothing worthwhile ever comes easily. As you consider your own goals, also consider what you are willing to sacrifice for what you expect to receive.
Many years ago, the commencement speaker at a prestigious university asked all members of the graduating class who had a definite plan for their lives to hold up their hands. As he looked around the room, only three hands were raised.
Twenty-five years later, when the class held a reunion, the combined net worth of those three individuals exceeded that of the remainder of the class. People who know where they are going always achieve far greater levels of success than those who merely drift through life, expecting circumstances to create opportunities for them.
Successful people create their own opportunities by focusing on goals with an intensity that borders on obsession. In this way, every action moves them toward their goal. Many “overnight successes” labored in obscurity for many years before they were finally recognized for their achievements.
A burning desire to be and to do is the starting point from which the dreamer must take off.
Be sure about what you want from life and doubly sure of what you have to give in return.