The Way To Success
We Have all heard someone say, “Work hard, and you’ll succeed.” Let me say: DON’T BELIEVE IT, IT’S NOT TRUE! If hard work alone was the key to success, most working people would be outstandingly successful. Success is far more complicated than just working hard. Think about it for a moment, you can work as hard as you want at something, but if it’s the wrong thing, you will never be successful. The wrong thing done well is still the wrong thing. If what you are doing doesn’t take you where you want to go, then all that hard work will be for nothing. It doesn’t matter if you are employed by a business or are a business owner. We can all be more successful if we understand what makes people successful.
Let’s look at some of the critical ingredients that go into becoming successful. To start with, we need a goal, a dream that will give us a target to aim for. Then we need to formulate a plan of action to enable us to reach our goal. Finally, we add a considerable measure of ‘positive attitude’ to this mix. Followed up with healthy doses of patience, persistence and perseverance. We now have the essential ingredients for our future success. Now we need to go forward with determination and ….. HARD WORK. Other success elements are added as you grow, and they will help in attaining greater success. But now YOU know that …….
“If you have a dream, make a plan, have a positive attitude, be patient, persistent, persevere, determined and … WORK HARD, you will succeed.
The unidentified, eyeglass-wearing robber of an HSBC Bank in Long Island City, N.Y., fled empty-handed. Armed with a pistol and impatient with a slow teller, the man fired a shot into the ceiling to emphasize his seriousness. According to a police report, the gunshot panicked him as much as it did the others in the bank. He immediately ran out the door and into a waiting vehicle. He is now being sought by police.
A busload of tourists arrives at Runnymede, just west of central London. They gather around the guide who says: “This is the spot where the barons forced King John to sign the Magna Carta.” A guy at the front of the crowd asks: “When did that happen?” “1215,” answers the guide. The man looks at his watch and says: “Darn! Missed it by a half-hour.”
I’m always amazed to hear of air crash victims so badly mutilated that they must be identified by their dental records. What I can’t understand is, if they don’t know who you are, how do they know who your dentist is?
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Aries Mar. 21 – Apr. 19: Reach out to others in your community who may need the help you can give them. A good week ahead.
Taurus Apr. 20 – May 20: Funds for some purchases you want to make may not be available. Take care of the essentials first.
Gemini May 21 – June 20: A phone communication creates suspicion. Move forward with caution. Things may not be as they appear to be.
Cancer June 21 – July 22: Your home is the centre of your life. Work hard to maintain that focus. Your efforts are always appreciated.
Leo, July 23 – Aug 22: Life seems to be dealing you some bad breaks. Take stock of the positives and follow where they lead you.
Virgo Aug 23 – Sept 22: Friends surround you. Join in the fun and discover how enjoyable life can be. Let your hair down.
Libra Sept 23 – Oct 22: One who has given little will step forward and take the lead. Enjoy the extra freedom from responsibility.
Scorpio Oct 23 – Nov 21: Life is a journey, and it’s not always comfortable. This is a time of growth and increased rewards; embrace it.
Sagittarius Nov 22 – Dec 21: Don’t hide your feelings. Express them to others in such a way that they respond to you positively.
Capricorn Dec 22 – Jan 19: The day-to-day grind is getting you down. Break free and take some time to have fun with friends.
Aquarius Jan 20 – Feb 18: Budget concerns come to the fore. Use your ability to discipline yourself to bring things back to normal.
Pisces Feb 19 – Mar 20: Your life is going the way you want. However, you need to stay in control of the steering wheel.
“I bet you don’t know what day this is,” said the wife to her husband as he made his way out the front door. The husband was perplexed but was always a quick thinker: “Of course I do, my dear. How could I forget!?” With that, he turned and rushed to catch the bus for work. At 10 AM, the doorbell rang, and when the woman opened the door, she was handed a box containing a dozen long-stemmed red roses. At 1 PM, a foil-wrapped, two-pound box of her favourite chocolates arrived. Later, a boutique delivered a designer dress. The woman couldn’t wait for her husband to come home. The husband was smug when he returned from work, satisfied that he had recovered what could have been a terrible situation. His wife was surprised: “First the flowers, then the chocolates and then the dress!” she exclaimed, “I’ve never had a more wonderful Groundhog Day in my life!”
Two guys were sitting outside a medical clinic. One of them was crying; tears were pouring down his face. The other guy asked, “Why are you crying?” The first one replied, “I came here for a blood test.” The second one asked, “So? Why are you crying? Are you afraid?” The first guy replied, “No. Not that. During the blood test, they cut my finger.” Hearing this, the second guy started crying. The first one asked the other, “Why are you crying?”
Then the second guy replied, “I’ve come for a urine test.”
Life is like an ice cream cone,
you just have to lick it one day at a time.