Shit Happens On The Way To Success

Last Update: April 10, 2014

It doesn't matter what you are attempting to achieve in life, you can count on bumping into adversity along the way, when you do, and you will, the best approach to take is, see it as an opportunity to learn something, no matter how difficult the situation may seem at the time, if you really really work at changing your thinking, your thinking will give you different results. Check out this short video, it says it all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kGmjb9Qhzg

Albert Einstein said "Adversity introduce's a man to himself", I'm sure Mr. Einstein meant that, the knowledge we learn from adverse conditions will either cause us to live our lives to the fullest within our current condition's, and strive to improve them whenever and wherever we find the right opportunities, or cause us to go bury our head in the sand and blame outside forces for screwing up our life, we can learn to master the circumstance's of our life, instead of it being the other way around. True shit happens on the way to success, but we don't have to resign ourselves to that fate, unfavourable circumstance's are going to show up, the key is to master them and continue moving forward, we do have everything we need to make our life more favourable on our terms, we just need to learn to put all the pieces of the puzzle together.

There are proven ways to minimize the effects of adversity in our lives.

Here are three suggestions that have helped me tremendously and will surely assist you in positive ways too, but only if you heed them.

  • Create well defined goals. It is a known fact that people who take the time know what they want from life and establish realistic goal's usually achieve them quicker, with less stress, less hardship, and more flexibility than people who try to succeed flying by the seat of their pants. Giving your goals the time they deserve will deliver you untold benefits, yet to be discovered.
  • Write your goal's out, al the leading success coaches say that when we write our goals out and keep track of them regularly we are really planting seeds of success into our conscious awareness, and by doing this we are training our subconscious mind to carry out our conscious mind's instruction's, they also say that the conscious mind is the dominant force and not the other way around. We have the ability to think. Our mind is our greatest asset over everything else, for it our mind we use to bring everything to us in the first place or repel everything away from us the choice is ours.
  • Develop a step by step action plan from your goal and commit to it immediately. Once you do this it won't be long before you begin to see your goal moving forward and taking on a life of it's own. If we plan our work day according to our goal's we stay ahead of the learning curve, at least that has been my experience so far.
  • Accept the fact that shit happens and it happens to everyone, don't resign yourself to current circumstances, you have the personal power to change them, and you know it isn't what happens to us that matters so much, it is the attitude and tools we use to respond to the situation at hand that makes or breaks every situation. A wise person once wrote, acceptance is the answer to all my problems today, acceptance is personal power and helps us realize that we don't have to resign ourselves to negative circumstances ever, we have choices we can rise above them, with our goals firmly in place, we have the potential to become master of our own life, having well defined goals and a plan of action, eliminates a lot of guess work and can carry you quite far on the wings of success.

It is true shit happens on the way to success, but if we take the time to create a winning mindset going in, it will enable us to learn through personal experience that, "Circumstance's exist not to defeat us, rather to define us". You are winner.

Sincerely Mike

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GatorGal747 Premium
Excellent commentary concerning this trip down the highway of life. When shit happens, think of it not as an adversity, but just a little speedbump along the way. Some of my best stories have come about due to the fact that I made a wrong turn, missed the exit, or just decided to take an unfamiliar road because of that...unfamiliarity. Hilarious stories.

I couldn't agree with your assessment more....I believe I will make a huge goals poster for my office. Thanks for reminding me I must do this.

Great stuff, Mike.....keep it coming. See ya in the WA breakroom!

Suz
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MLundrigan Premium
Thanks Suz you always have such a positive attitude, keep it coming.
Sincerely Mike.
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MLundrigan Premium
You sound like a wise person.
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burgesshead Premium
Hi Mike, some key messages in this post; valuable stuff. I always remind people that everything is temporary, and that if folk are going through challenging times, it's only a blot on the landscape.
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ladyluck2013 Premium
This is such a great post. What you are saying can also be summed up in the phrase "Tough times never last but tough people do". This is the title of a book written by Robert H. Schuller where he discusses not letting any adversity or shit that happens get you down because it is out of your control. Instead, you have to find a way to take that adversity and use it to your advantage so that it will make you a better and stronger person.
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Jenna7 Premium
What a great post and so true.
I love that quote about adversity being inevitable and success being optional. I think I will write that down and put it where I can see it every day. It's easy to forget that, especially when you are having a frustrating/upsetting day.

Thanks for sharing this. :)
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MLundrigan Premium
Thanks Jenna. Happy Saturday to you.
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MLundrigan Premium
Thanks Garry. And best wishes to you also. May all your goals be realized.
Sincerely Mike.
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MLundrigan Premium
You are welcome Debbie. Thanks a bunch for taking the time to respond. Goals is a big part of my chosen niche, and this is a great medium to practice writing articles in. Thanks again and many blessings to you.
Sincerely Mike
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msdj8163 Premium
Mike, things do happen long the way to success and in life. I like the quotes you provided. They are very appropriate. Thanks for sharing your three suggestions. Debbie
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183paleon Premium
Hi MLundrigan, I like this post, very encouraging. Wish you all the success with your goals
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MLundrigan Premium
Thanks Garry. It makes me happy that you find my post encouraging. To me it means my intention in writing it was successful.
Sincerely Mike.
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