What is the Secret To Success?

I’m often asked about success.

As a coach, I’ve seen success and I’ve created success.

And as a business owner, [as a dentist and dental practice owner], I’ve seen success, I’ve created success, and I’ve been successful.

People say to me, they ask me:

“How can I be successful?”

Or they say:

“David, can you make me successful?”

The big question is…..

What makes people successful?

What are the underlying characteristics of success?

This quote came across my desk last week:

“Talent is a dreadfully cheap commodity, cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work and study.” Stephen King (1947 – ) American writer

Well summed up.

It is hard work and study that makes people successful.

There are plenty of people with talents who are lazy, and are defeated and beaten by less talented people who simply put in more effort, and exertion, and trained harder.

The talented people were outworked by the less talented people.

Ed McCauley said it brilliantly:

“When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win.”

The choice is yours.

You can try and rely on talent?

Or you can win by doing the hard yards, like Stephen King said, and grind out your success.

Perseverance wins the prize.

“Perseverantia Palman Obtinebit”

Perseverance wins the prize.

Persistence and hard work will reward you more than talent.

Talent alone can be distracted.

State of mind, and FOCUS, will be what drives your success.

Do you want to be successful?

Do you want to be successful?

How successful do you really want to be?

It is up to you…yes, it really is.

Your focus, your commitment, is what will drive your success.

If you are committed to succeed you will more likely succeed than someone who is “seeing how things turn out.”

Don’t be a dabbler.

Go for it with all of your might.

It is all best summed up in the words of Calvin Coolidge:

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.

Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.

Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.

Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

What is the Secret To Success?

Persistence and hard work are the keys to success….


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