Being surrounded by greatness has many advantages…
You have inspiration to push you further, you have resources to make the journey a little easier and most importantly you have confirmation that achieving your dreams is possible.
On the other hand, being surrounded by greatness can present a challenge…
The other day a friend and I were talking about all of the great people in our networks and all of the great things that they are accomplishing. Neither of us feel that we are where we want to be, even though we are where we are supposed to be (Success Secret #10). It can become a little frustrating to see other people where you want to be. Some people would consider it jealousy but I don’t think it’s jealousy if you are able to be truly happy for the other person while wanting the same things in your own life.
However, we have to remember Success Secret #42… Timing is everything.
Most of the time we have no idea how many years of work and preparation it took for the other person to get where they are. We have no idea how much or what they had to sacrifice to get where they are.
Does that mean that you sit back and wait for your time to come? Heck no! It means that you keep working and pursuing your dreams so that you are prepared for the successes that you are striving for.
Many people only achieve 15 minutes of fame because when their time to shine comes, they haven’t done the work to create a solid foundation in their personal or professional lives to handle the long-term success that they dreamed of.
For example, you say you want to be married but you haven’t dealt with the issues in your past that won’t allow you to have a successful, lifelong union. Quit focusing on finding a mate and focus on becoming the person that someone will want to spend the rest of their life with.
Or you want your business to be featured in a major magazine or on a popular radio show but you don’t have the support staff in place to handle an influx of business. Stop wanting to be at the top and if you still need to work on the building blocks in your foundation.
Success is not the destination rather it is a journey. No matter how many goals many of us achieve, we will still look for the next challenge. Don’t get caught up in trying to get “there” rather focus on continuing to push forward and savor each milestone achieved along the way.
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