Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Seneca Knows Why Most Fail

Disclaimer: When I reference "you" in this BLOG post, I don't mean to imply you necessarily.  I know you are not the you in this example.  Right?

So you say you want....

Better business connections.
A better personal and professional network.
A new job.
More friends.

You say you want these things but do you really?  What I mean is, are you really prepared to do anything about it?  If you are like most people, the answer would be a resounding no. 

Most people talk a good game but very few are prepared to take any steps towards actually achieving any of those objectives for themselves.  They secretly envy those people out there doing what they wish they could but publicly delineate them as "the lucky ones."  Luck? Do they really think luck had anything to do with it?

Well if luck means preparing to to find success...maybe.

A famous Roman philosopher named Seneca once said, "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."

Those people who are out making the connections you want, opening the doors you want to walk through and building the kind of relationships you wish you had are doing so because they aren't sitting on the sidelines.  They aren't waiting for things to happen they are out making things happen. They are out meeting people and engaging them.  They are out staking their claim and making a name for themselves.  

They are preparing themselves for the opportunities that inevitably come when you bring the right types of people into their world.

Those people aren't lucky. They're simply doing what most people are unwilling to do...get out there and connect with people.

Ripple On!!!

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