Success looks different for every one of us, but failure looks the same for all of us. Failure is the inability to accomplish the things we want in life. Recently I heard a great story about the 3 things that determine success, all of which did not surprise me, but did help me reframe the journey to success that we are all on. The three keys are:
1) Your Environment – encompassing all the relationships you have, the situations you find yourself in daily and the places you spend time at
2) Your Genetics – how you are built physically and emotionally. Some are wired to love people while others are wired to accomplish tasks
3) Your Choices – through the information we receive over time, the choices we make on a daily basis move us closer to or further from success
Most people are looking for an out in life and because of that, they pull some kind of excuse card in categories one or two. Think about it, how many times do you hear people say “No one from __________ is ever successful…” or “I can’t do ____________ because I’m not smart enough…” Haven’t we all heard this from others and perhaps even ourselves at some point in our lives?
The interesting part is that category three, Your Choices, trumps the other two. Winners consistently CHOOSE to look past their environment and their genetics and simply go out and perform.
It will not be easy by any means, but the things we work the hardest for end up being those things that we treasure the most in our lives.
There are thousands of examples of people who rose above categories one and two and CHOSE to become successful regardless of what others told them. One of the best stories I know is the story of Jim Abbott from Flint, Michigan. Watch the short video below to see how one man overcame all the odds to live the life of his dreams.
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