I’m always struck by the similarities and stark differences of life when I watch shows like Biography, Unsung, etc. These shows give you a backstage pass into the life of well-known singers, actors, politicians, and others. No matter the level of success the person achieves what you will notice is that no two beginnings are exactly the same.
Some people are born with seemingly perfect lives, while others seem to be born with shovels, destined to start life out in a pit, struggling to dig themselves out to a level playing field. But, the hard truth is that it’s not how we began, but how we finish.
No matter our beginnings, we are all born with gifts and talents, but not our dreams. Our dreams are a product of our own making. They become the great equalizer because we all have to follow the same Steps to Success, which are:
The basis of my pathway to success is Genesis 8:22.
Seed – Your gifts and talents, the Word of God and the Holy Ghost.
Focus – You have to buckle down and focus your attention on what you wish to achieve and don’t allow problems along the way to slow or stop the journey to success.
Time – Be realistic about how long you believe it should take, but don’t get sidetracked and discouraged. This is when you should reassess and realign.
Collaboration- Don’t be afraid to reach out to other people. Look for a mentor or an accountability partner.
Milestone – Celebrate your accomplishments along the way.
Harvest – Enjoy your success!
© 2012 – Angela Day (www.angeladay.com)