Success is Politically Incorrect

Success for most people most of the time is still about what you do and how you do it – not about things outside your control.

This is politically incorrect – always has been.

In a recent blog entry Mark Ford, formerly known by a pen name as Michael Masterson, discusses how he went from being poor and unsuccessful to becoming incredibly successful. For writes:

“The success I have had came from two very simple ideas:

  1. “If I didn’t have an abundance of natural talent, I could make up for it by working harder to acquire the skills and knowledge I needed.
  2. “If I didn’t have the natural genius to come up with great ideas, I could find out what rich and successful people were doing and imitate exactly what they did.”

You can read the rest of Ford’s article at this link, and it is worth the read. He spells out just how he did these things.

We are so very fond of blaming external things for our situation. We blame other people, the economy, taxes, the weather, the break we did not get, the learning disability, the fact we grew up poor, and a hundred other things for why we are not as successful as we would like to be.

Two things about that:

First, it is not true. There are people who have endured twice the disadvantages we have and have still succeeded. As Ford demonstrates in his article it is from his hard work, sacrifice and grit that he succeeded. You can too with the same formula.

Second, as long as you blame external forces you cannot control you condemn yourself to continued failure. It becomes a self fulfilling prophesy. Until you recognize that you and only you are responsible for your success or the lack of it you will go nowhere.

It may sound harsh. Maybe life is harsh. It certainly is politically incorrect in reality – but the sooner we understand this simple truth, accept full responsibility for our own destiny, the sooner we make progress.

If you have never blamed other people, and other external circumstances for your failure to attain what you seek, then congratulations. You are an exceptional person and likely a successful one. If you have blamed others and other things for your failures, then change that today and begin building your own future.

Does not matter if it is politically incorrect. It is the truth. And you have heard it before … the truth shall set you free.

Wishing you success and prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy

Wishing you Success and Prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.