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February 15, 2008

Success

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 10:22 am

That is a power packed word. Success means different things to different people. Here’s what The Grasshopper had to say about success in March of 2006:

“The amount of success that you achieve is completely dependent on how well you cooperate with the resistance you receive.”

You are going to run into obstacles on your path towards whatever success means to you. No one escapes being opposed somewhere along the route.

Carl Jung said it this way,

“What you resist, persists.”

Oprah says,

“Whatever you fight, you strengthen.”

John Lennon reminded us,

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

Even the baseball pitcher with the fastest fastball knows how to throw a curve. If you want to be successful, you will have to train yourself to be able to respond to that pitch as well.

Here’s a novel thought. Treat resistance as a necessary but unexpected visitor. Beautiful pearls are a result of an oyster cooperating with an irritant. The irritant that presents itself is reality. You cannot fight with reality and be successful. Accept the obstacle as a necessary step on your way to wherever.

When you recognize reality, you have taken one more step closer to success. When you respond to reality rather than react, that acts as a catalyst that will speed up your arrival.

Tilting at windmills may make your ego feel better but it only delays your success. The next time someone asks you, “How goes the battle?” answer that you are having lunch with the enemy and you’ll let them know.

All the best,

John

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