Quit Waiting. Take Action!

A man goes to church and prays, “God, I need a break. I need to win the state lottery. I am counting on you, God”. Having not won the lottery, the man returns to church a week later and once again prays, “God, about that state lottery….I have been kind to my wife. I have given up drinking. I have been really good. Give me a break. Let me win the lottery.”

A week later, still no richer, he returns to pray once again. “God, I don’t seem to be getting through to you on this state lottery thing. I have been using positive self-talk, saying affirmations, and visualizing the money. Give me a break, God. Let me win the lottery”.

Suddenly the heavens open up, white light and heavenly music flood into the church, and a deep voice says, “My son, give me a break! Buy a lottery ticket!”

So many of us are like this man. We pray attend success seminars, read books, but we fail to take action. We wouldn’t do the work necessary to bring us success.

While for some others, they don’t take action because they are afraid to fail. Successful people on the other hand, realize that failure is an important part of the learning process. “No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes” –William Gladstone(Former British prime minister).

There are also the others who are waiting. Waiting for the right moment, the right person, the big break. Folks, success don’t come to those who wait. As Abraham Lincoln said, the only things that come to those who wait are the things left behind by those who hustle.
If you want to be successful at anything in life, take the advice of Jack Canfield, quit waiting.

Quit waiting for;

Perfection
Inspiration
Permission
Reassurance
Someone to change
The right person to come along
The kids to leave home
A more favourable horoscope
The new administration to take over
An absence of risk
Someone to discover you
A clear set of instructions
More self- confidence
The pain to go away

Get on with it already!

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Quitters Never Win – Fail Forward
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THE ART OF FAILING FORWARD TOWARD SUCCESS…
failing forward (song)
Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell

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