I often mention Kit Grant in my blog. I receive his monthly “Keeping in Touch” email and he has a knack for hitting issues “bang on” … he is a no-nonsense, “tell it as it is” kind of person and once again his email touches a nerve.
“Every person is a self-made person but only the successful ones admit it.” … Anonymous.
Well, good old Anonymous was right on when he/she said this. I discovered many years ago the biggest roadblock to my success was always me. I have stopped blaming parents, where I was born, the school I went to, the teachers I had, all past bosses and co-workers, vendors and customers … my results are a direct consequence of the choices I have made and the actions I took.
I have even stopped regretting goofy choices I made which seemed pretty good at the time. I basically coasted through university taking easy stuff I liked rather than stretching myself a bit because, for me, the fun times there were the highlight. Could I have done something else?
Probably, but then I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing now and wouldn’t be working with all my great Inner Circle members (that’d be you!).
Stop focusing on what could have been and concentrate on what could still be and you’ll probably be a lot happier. Success is how YOU define it so make it happen for you now.
My own experiences mirror Kit’s. I left school at 16, went in the navy and goofed around for a number of years enjoying life but never taking it very seriously. It wasn’t until much later in life that I began to get serious and apply myself … and it has always been me that held the key. I am where I am today because of choices I made and an attitude I applied. I am also the person I am today because of all of those life experiences, good and bad. So like Kit, I have no regrets and I still have plans to achieve a lot before I am done!
What are you going to do with the rest of your life? It begins now!