I know I've said to myself before: "I wish I could be like Steve Jobs (RIP Steve) or Bill Gates someday, even though I had no clue about computers, but what I really wanted was the success they were having. Maybe they both had a little wishbone going on in their mind, but what they really had was a lot of backbone.
If you truly desire something, then you need to do something about it. Wishing for success will not make it real. Dreams will not make you happy... the realization of them will. True, nothing comes without an effort. but what a small price for your happiness? Having a Backbone is scary, a road less traveled and an element of the unknown.
It's much easier if you believe that you will find happiness by just waiting to see what will come, but you are sadly mistaken... your desires may never come true if you just wait around & do nothing about it, but there is that mentality going on in our industry. "Join this and I will build your business for you" - "You won't have to lift a finger, because you will get so much spill-over from your upline" Really? Have you ever seen or heard of a 6 or 7 figure income earner who just sat around and let somebody else build their business for them?
You can find your happiness, as long as you're doing what you can to find it. Personally, I think it's good to have a wishbone and a backbone. Whatever you choose to dream, then you need to get up, grow a backbone and go after it. True happiness belongs to those who understand what it means to work hard, not wishful thinkers who hope to grow up and be like Steve Jobs someday.
My dad used to always say: "would you rather fail trying or would you rather not try at all" - I think many of us failed at something in life and that only tells me one thing... You Tried. When you try, You will be happy and you will have success. We learn through failure.
"Many a good man has failed because he has his wishbone where his backbone should be." -author unknown
I'm curious... what are your thoughts on this topic? This all came to me this morning while drinking my coffee and going through some emails. Guess what the subject line was? "New Business Opportunity Launch... Do nothing but watch your Bank Account Grow"
Make it a Great Day!