All posts tagged: inspiring people

flame of success

Success is how you run the race

I’m starting to realize success isn’t a destination.   For a long time I have equated success with achieving certain goals. Lately, I am realising success is a journey, moreso than a destination. Circumstances are second to attitude. We all face hard times. We all face setbacks. Success is the way we handle those setbacks. Do we let them hold us back? Do we choose to learn, even from our own failures? If we fall, and mess up, do we allow our failure to discourage us or do we take it as an opportunity to learn and grow and get back up? There are times when circumstances, people and maybe even our own minds, tell us we can’t do something.   The odds are against us. Yet, there is an inner flame that quietly flickers – “you can do it”. Success is choosing to feed that flame. Success when nobody believes in you I read an article about famous celebrities who were rejected. Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star and told he “lacked imagination …

Inspiring People Who Reinvented Themselves

We all want to be better than we are – to reach our fullest potential.  Like the Whitney Houston song says “Give me one moment in time, when I’m more that I thought I could be” The rags to riches stories are so inspiring because they give us hope.  You don’t have to be down and out to want to be better. When you see people come from truly terrible situations and then break away from the mould to reach incredible success, it shows nothing is out of reach to those who are willing to work hard and push past the obstacles. Did you know that of the 100 richest people today, 73 of them are self made billionaires?  36 of those are children of poor parents, and some of them didn’t have wealthy parents OR a college degree!  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226514   I believe making such a drastic shift requires more than sheer hard work.  It requires a shift in ones thinking.  You have to be positive.  You have to know how to deal with the …