It is funny how we always have a reason why we are not successful. “I have no money”, “I don’t have the right connections”, “The time wasn’t right”, and the list goes on! When you think about it, the reasons are often plausible and logical, but do not get you closer to being successful.

How many times have we established a goal, worked tirelessly to achieve it, only to quit before achieving the goal? Too often we become impatient, and give up on achieving the goal when we believe success is not coming fast enough.

I love the following quote by Thomas Edison:
 “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up”

I have learnt that success requires dedication and perseverance. When someone we have not previously heard about becomes suddenly successful, it is easy to assume he or she is an overnight success, and that they got a lucky break. What we did not see is the years of planning, preparation, and dedication that individual endured before being successful.

If you are tempted to quit, remember that you are one step closer to success. There may be bumps along the way, but if you stumble, get up, dust it off, and continue working towards your goal. Success is closer than you think!

Onwards and Upwards!