Monday, January 25, 2010

Knowing what you want

I sometimes come into contact with people who are not happy with their lives. I have heard comments like "I thought I would be further at this age," "I really hate my job," or I just don't know what to do."

Now, I'm sure that many of us have felt like this a one time or another. Most people have goals and dreams they wish to accomplish and may become discouraged when circumstances don't work out or if they have to wait. However, the one thing I'm learning is that no goal is ever achieved without some adversity or willingness to take a risk. Most successful people have had to deal with failure at one point in their career. That is just life but because they wanted to achieve the goal more than anything, they continued.

I do believe however, that the people that win are the ones that knew what they wanted and were willing to do what it took to get it. They were willing to work harder, work for free, think out of the box and take risks.

I love watching biographies and documentaries about famous people whether they are: CEO's celebs, inventors, sports figures, etc., and the story is mostly the same, they believed in themselves and they knew what they wanted. There was nothing or no one that could stop them. I believe that is what separates the winners from the wannabe winners. Knowing what you want is half the battle and going after it it the other half. The ability to stick to a dream no matter what it looks like can separate you from others.

To me, that is the real key to success. Do the work, know what you want and there is no way you can lose.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


Since I am an optimist, I have to say that I looking forward to this new year. While I have no concrete resolutions, it is important for me to stay focused, remain positive and grow as much as possible. Each year is a new time to reflect on the past year and make a conscious effort to be better.

Most people are make a resolutions to diet, save more money, spend more time with their family, and those are great goals but they may put less pressure on themselves if they just decide to practice being the best they can be daily.

2010 has began with a bang of excitement and cheer. Like every new year, you can make it a good one and I plan to do just that. I'm glad to be a part of 2010 and anxiously await all the interesting things it brings.