We have an instant gratification notion in our society and so we have this mentality we want to create something overnight. I have been guilty of this. I was always looking for the 'next big thing' that was going to 'take me to the top'.
Now, there's nothing wrong with finding a great opportunity and taking advantage of it. However, it is what's required of us when we find those opportunities that is the difference between creating success or not.
I think Theodore Roosevelt said it best when he said:
"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."
We will never find the success we are seeking unless we get into the arena. In fact, we must! We must know failure so we can recognise success. There is not one without the other. We must know what it is like to have people tell us no.
Besides, it makes the yes that much sweeter.
So, get into the arena. Don't hold back anymore. This is your moment to create the experiences where you will hopefully have plenty of people tell you 'no' so the 'yeses' are sweeter.
And remember, it's never about the money. It's always about the moments. What moments are you here to create in your life where people don't so much remember what you had, or even what you did, but instead how you made them feel.
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