If you want to achieve success in the business world, it’s up to you.
Hard work and clearly focused effort, along with a strong determination to succeed, is what it takes. Luck helps, of course, but don’t count on it. You can’t just sit on your couch or shuffle paper at your desk and expect someone to shower you with prestige, monetary reward and advancement someday.
Your success is the result of the choices, big and small, that you make along the route you have chosen to travel. You can never stop trying because the effort seems too difficult. As actor Morgan Freeman says, “The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit.” And what often seems to be a setback is actually a chance to move forward. Drew Brees, former NFL quarterback, points out that “anyone can see the adversity in a difficult situation, but it takes a stronger person to see the opportunity.”