Success comes when opportunity and preparedness meet.
There are the extremes in both directions; The one direction is sitting on the lazy-boy recliner waiting for something to happen; The other direction is going out aggressively trying to pursue whatever comes your way.
My opinion, as well as many others, is that one must grow on the inside first. What does that mean? Personal development is not very popular among some, however when you look at all areas of your life, are you pleased with all the results? For example, what about the areas of Family, Friends, Finances, Faith, Freedom, Fun, Fitness, Following. If you’re not pleased and satisfied with your results in any particular area, there is something you can do about that. First, you must take full responsibility for the situation. Then, wherever you are at is because of the present level of thinking in that area. And you can’t expect to improve in that area until you change your thinking. So in order to get to where you want to be, you must develop more. How? Read, Listen, Associate! Do research! Find some good solid information that will improve that area, which will improve your results. There are good books or books on CD that you can listen to. Then find a mentor to help you keep accountable in that area.
We call this: INFORMATION > ACTION > RESULTS
Information always leads to action, which leads to results. If you don’t like your results, change your information, which will change your actions, which will improve your results.
David A. Ober, CFO