A New Day - Stop blaming your failures on your bad luck

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com

Fly Free

"Luck is a tag given by the mediocre to account for the accomplishment of genius." Robert a. Heinlein


Have you ever looked back on something that you achieved and wondered why you were so successful? When you look back at your successes and the things you've achieved in your life and you look for the reasons why you succeeded, you'll find that most often it wasn't just luck.


Some, if not all, of the following were involved:  Knowledge, Skill, Commitment, Motivation, Energy, Confidence, Resilience, and a belief in yourself and  what you were doing.


It’s not hard to see why we succeed. What is hard is explaining why we don't succeed all the time. Quite often people will say, "Oh, that would be too hard for me," or "That would take too much effort." But would it really? Because the truth is that each one of us has a wealth of abilities, energy and skills, but most of the time we only use a fraction of this wealth.

This incredible wealth of untapped resources is called "Human Potential." How much we use of it depends, more than anything else, on our belief system.


If we believe there is no way around a problem, we close our minds to possible solutions. But if we believe we will find a way, then it doesn't matter what obstacles we run into. We get very creative. We see things we wouldn't ordinarily see, and we hang in there and get others to help us until we do find a way.

Remember, the most powerful thing you can do to change your life is to change your beliefs about life and begin to act accordingly.


close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Groups:
Inspiration Station
Active Rain Newbies
Tags:
a new day

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the key to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the music-note to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Show All Comments
Rainer
28,192
Kathleen "Kathy" Price
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox & Roach, Realtors - Millville, NJ
CRS, Broker Associate, Southern NJ

Great post! Thank you.  As the great Lou Tice would say " All meaningful and lasting change begins on the inside and works itself out".  If you want to improve look at yourself. It's not always the situation.  Have a great day!

July 31, 2012 06:22 AM #1
Rainmaker
599,584
Richard & Beth Witt
RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com - Massapequa, NY
Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY

Thanks for stopping by Kathleen... Rich and I both did "The Pacific Institute" with Lou and it was an awesome life changing experience.. I was sad to learn of his passing but his lessons will never leave us... Happy Day

July 31, 2012 06:35 AM #2
Rainer
164,116
Collette Sarmento
Property Central - Stoneham, MA
781*258*9718--Your Realtor For Life
Think positive, every day is a gift!
July 31, 2012 06:40 AM #3
Rainmaker
201,289
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY

What a fantastic post! I've never been a fan of the phrase "good luck".  I usually don't use it but instead will say: "I'm not going to wish you luck because you have skill. Go get 'em!!".  :-)

July 31, 2012 06:46 AM #4
Ambassador
1,438,038
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Richard and Beth- Very inspiring post.  I can remember when I was young that I would always say to myself "Where there's a Will there's a Way".   When I've looked at the lives of many successful people one common thread was that they believed in themselves and kept their mind open to solutions to puzzles and new ideas. 

July 31, 2012 06:50 AM #5
Rainmaker
599,584
Richard & Beth Witt
RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com - Massapequa, NY
Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY

Hi Collette... You betcha... every day is a gift...

Brenda... I also dislike people telling me how lucky I've been... I can deal with being blessed but not lucky...

Hi Kathy... I think a tremendous amount goes into making successful people successful and to much credit for their success is given to luck and not enough credit given to effort by the masses...

July 31, 2012 09:48 AM #6
Rainmaker
195,421
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams - Bellingham, WA
Dan Pittsenbarger

Great Post Richard & Beth,

One may theoretcially want to take it a step further and say "don't Blame anyone for anything". Blame reduces ones power. It assigns cause to someone else and assigns self as effect of that cause. (ie - if you want to make your self weaker and someone else stronger - just blame them for things and situatuions).

July 31, 2012 09:49 AM #7
Rainmaker
599,584
Richard & Beth Witt
RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com - Massapequa, NY
Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY

Hi Dan... thanks for stopping by... I think you comment is great... I expecially like "don't Blame anyone for anything"...  Good stuff... Have a great day... Beth

July 31, 2012 10:00 AM #8
Rainmaker
108,649
Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian
Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate - Marathon, FL
Ashkarian PA, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR

Love your Blog.. this is my kind of "talk" you speak my language Beth and Richard.. in fact, I do more motivational talking with my customers than showing them properties, our front desk usally asks "Lela' what do you talk with your customers that they are glued in their chaits at your office? ...

The Mind

Dr. Thurman's Idea

 



July 31, 2012 11:53 AM #9
Rainmaker
599,584
Richard & Beth Witt
RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com - Massapequa, NY
Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY

If nothing else... Active Rain... confirms for me that "Like Attracts Like"  ... Nice to meet you "Lela"

July 31, 2012 12:46 PM #10
Rainmaker
108,649
Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian
Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate - Marathon, FL
Ashkarian PA, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR

Bird of feather flock together... "They Say" .. sometimes I have to watch which feather I am looking... at ...

July 31, 2012 02:15 PM #11
Rainmaker
1,447,928
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Authentic Feng Shui Expert

Right on! Luck is for gamblers but faith is foe believers so the saying goes.

July 31, 2012 07:29 PM #12
Rainmaker
657,921
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON

So true Beth. Sometimes its luck and sometimes it is lack of preparation! It is important to keep a positive mindset and success will come to those who is proactive and positive.

July 31, 2012 09:11 PM #13
Rainmaker
108,649
Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian
Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate - Marathon, FL
Ashkarian PA, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR

This is so great... I love it... when like minded people come and throw a word here and there.. and they are meaningful words that all of us here can write and talk hours about it.. won't you think so?

 

In Lela's  disctionary Luck means (preparedness and readiness) .. have the very best day of your life...

August 01, 2012 04:26 AM #14
Rainer
3,708
John Wheeler
WhizReal - Burlington, ON

Accountablilty is so important. You have be able to accept your failures and successes. Don't get too high on the things that work great, and don't get too low on the things that don't. I've taken my athletics background and my thought process and adapted them to business. So far, it's working great.

John Wheeler
WhizReal

August 09, 2012 12:56 PM #15
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the leaf to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Show All Comments
Rainmaker
599,584

Richard & Beth Witt

Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
Do you require a fast cash sale?
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the balloons to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Additional Information