No one ever became successful by accident, despite some claims of success happening overnight. The only thing that ever happens overnight is sleep. Everyone who enjoys the fruits of their labor had to first plant the seed, water it and work hard to ensure that their harvest is productive. Those who become successful simply work harder, smarter and longer than their counterparts. They understand the importance of being the first in and the last out. In fact, their goal is not to be successful at all but to change the world by what they do.
During an interview, Oprah Winfrey was asked about what she attributes to her success and she made a profound statement which I will share with you. She said, “What I know for sure is that if you want to have success, you can’t make success your goal”, “The key is not to worry about being successful, but to instead work toward being significant – and the success will naturally follow.” It is imperative that your goal be to make an impact on the world by the work you do, that’s the only way you will experience success.
Most people see the results of hard work yet fail to recognize the hard work that it takes to arrive at those favorable results. Oprah Winfrey is one of the most successful and wealthiest people in the world and her incredible success is not accidental. She worked hard at perfecting her craft while maintaining the mind-set that no matter what others think, say or feel about where I should be and what I should do, I will follow my heart. The results clearly speak for themselves.
By choosing to become significant rather than successful, you are choosing to leave your mark, and by leaving your mark you will in turn enjoy the benefits of success.
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