“If you focus on the risks, they’ll multiply in your mind and eventually paralyze you. You want to focus on the task, instead, on doing what needs to be done.” ― Barry Eisler
Success is directly connected to action. It comes from self-control and a true sense of valuing created things. Success requires excellence, confidence and dependence on GOD. Whenever misfortunes overtake you, or if difficulties confront you on your way to success, you must never consider giving up. Instead, you must spend more time working to have the success you desire… than you do fretting about what you do not have, or if you will ever get it. If you set your goals ridiculously high and fail to reach them, still, you will fail above everyone else’s success.
Everyone dreams of doing great deeds, and working in a career… in a high position. Yet success is not about occupying a superior spot or doing conspicuous work; it is about being the best that you can be – no matter where you are.
As you strive for success today, keep these four life lessons in mind. These are key points that can help lead you to success and happiness:
- If you can’t be a pine on the top of the hill
Be a scrub in the valley—but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush if you can’t be a tree.
- If you can’t be a bush be a bit of the grass,
And some highway some happier make;
If you can’t be a muskie then just be a bass—
But the liveliest bass in the lake!
- We can’t all be captains, we’ve got to be crew,
There’s something for all of us here.
There’s big work to do and there’s lesser to do,
And the task we must do is the near.
- If you can’t be a highway then just be a trail,
If you can’t be the sun be a star;
It isn’t by size that you win or you fail—
Be the best of whatever you are!
Be grateful. Don’t risk ruining the life GOD planned for you, by dreaming pipe-dreams of the one you would like to lead. Make the most of what you have and who you are. Do what is in front of you to do, and great things will come to your hands, to be done.