The successful man is the average man, focused. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
So many people think that anyone who is successful is different in some way.
Better genetics, or up-bringing, or work ethic, or friends, or discipline, or education, or . . . .
It’s not true.
People who are successful work harder, longer.
True, there are certain variations, that, in certain fields, give people a slight advantage, but to be excellent – in any field – people must work very, very hard, for a long while.
But that only explains why Michael Jordan is a better basketball player than you – not why the person you work with got the promotion, instead of you.
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The simple fact of the matter is that you could do more to be better.
You could learn more, practice more and give more to those around you.
When you do, wisely, you will be successful.
And if you do, you’ll be given the opportunity to do again and again, over and over, time after time.