In Russell Simmons’ book, Do You!, he states that “We will become successful at whatever we give our attention to.”
Reading that one sentence opened my eyes, and made me think. I thought about every person I know; family, friends, co-workers, and then I thought about myself.
And I realized that Russell is right! We do become successful at whatever we give our attention to, and I also realized that by the time we become adults, we’ve become successful at something… good or bad!
Now most adults may not consider themselves successful, but whether they know it or not, they’ve put in hard work over the years to become a major success… at something. In fact… they’re probably experts in their fields!
Now of course… there are those who deliberately work on careers and talents in order to become successful. But what about the people who don’t consider themselves a success, without knowing they’ve already become a success in life… at something?
Example: Have you ever watched a movie with someone, and that person is able to figure out the ending half-way through the movie? Then that person proudly says “I’ve been watching movies all my life… I know how these movies end.”
Now that person may not have accomplished anything significant in life… but that person is highly successful at watching movies!
Remember… we will become successful at whatever we give our attention to! Also… whatever we become a success at can have both a positive or negative effect on our lives.
Here are other examples of becoming successful at whatever we give our attention to:
We can become successful at MAKING EXCUSES!
We can become successful at GOSSIPING!
We can become successful at TAKING SHORT-CUTS!
We can become successful at DRUGS AND ALCOHOL!
We can become successful at WASTING TIME! (Television)
We can become successful at OVER EATING!
We can become successful at BEING ANGRY AND HATEFUL!
We can become successful at QUITTING!
We can become successful at LYING!
We can become successful at FOCUSING ON THE BAD!!!
The truth is…
WE’VE ALL BECOME SUCCESSFUL AT SOMETHING… GOOD OR BAD!
WHAT ARE YOU SUCCESSFUL AT?