Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Are you ready for success?

Last year, I watched part of the 2012 Oscars Academy Award ceremony. It was interesting that most of the Oscar winners had prepared their acceptance speeches which means that as nominees they had each come ready for success and that struck me. Beside the fact that it was a great example of "thinking before you speak" especially in public, it reflected a level of optimism on their part. Optimism is a great virtue to have because:

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
~Helen Keller

“Optimism is essential to achievement
and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.”
~ Nicholas Murray Butler

Now this is not to say that achieving your dreams/heart desires will be easy but it can be eased by your perspective. Are you an optimist - ready and working for success or a pessimist - working for survival? I like the way 2 prominent men defined both perspectives:

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
~Winston Churchill

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities
and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
~ Harry Truman

It has been said in so many ways by so many people that:
“Success always comes when preparation meets opportunity” ~ Henry Hartman

As we start this brand new year, are you prepared or ready for success?

Wishing you and yours the very best in this year.

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