A lot of people think that people are born successful. For most people, that isn’t true. Most people are not born successful.
Sure, some people are born into a situation; for example, a family business. Others happen to be in the right place at the right time – often when a business is failing and the owners are ready to throw in the towel.
For the most part though, people are successful for one main reason – they see opportunity where others do not.
Here are a few examples to consider.
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Hopefully you’ve had a great week so far. For those of you who haven’t, don’t worry, it will get better – I promise! For some people, when the balancing act, called life, throws us a curveball, we get all our of whack. We can’t sleep, eat or function for that matter, and we feel the pressure in our social groups – because we want to fit in, so we keep things bottled up inside. This isn’t actually a good thing, nor is it healthy. In fact, why do we do these sorts of things anyway? We’re scared, that’s why – we want everything to go our way and when it doesn’t, we get all out of sync and forget how to function. When times like these happen though, I say don’t let them affect you – instead, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!
Sure, you may have lost your job, missed out on a promotion or had a bad day overall, but that really shouldn’t stop you, nor should the feeling that your friends might give you a hard time about your misfortunes. In fact, it should make you angry to the point that you want to do something about it because life goes on whether you choose to do something or not. If you stay mired in your current situation and let others (the company that just fired you, your friends), you’re only going to make things worse because you’re expending so much energy on the things that went wrong, not realizing that there’s another side to the coin – the things you can change. Here are just a few examples
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