There is no shortcut to success and happiness.
Look at all those “poor” lottery winners who wind up broke and friendless after thinking they got “lucky”.
The new lucky is adversity.
From adversity, we test how deeply we really want something – how hard we are willing to work for it. If there is a point where we give up, then we didn’t want it that badly after all.
That’s as valuable as knowing what we want and what we don’t want.
By having to spend years or even a lifetime in pursuit of what we want, we guarantee that we will eventually make our own good luck.
Often what we want is not really what we want.
All I ever wanted to be was a radio program director and spent many years enjoying that career. But adversity called me to a broader canvas where I could have an even greater impact and reward.
Time allows us to know ourselves.
And discover the biggest lesson of success:
Adversity introduces a person to him or herself and to those around them
Subscribe to these Day Starters for free here.
Share them with friends and family by forwarding this email or posting to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media with my permission.
Read my book Out of Bad Comes Good, The Advantages of Disadvantages here.
Don’t want to get these emails anymore? Unsubscribe below.
Read more recent articles:
Comment on Nothing Worth Having is Going to Happen Overnight