The Sharks
The Sharks from the TV show SHARK TANK (ABC/Bob D’Amico)

You are responsible for everything that happens in your life. Whether it is good or bad, you are responsible. Own your responsibility in those moments to achieve success.

Those who are successful have not had an easy road. A rough road is almost a requirement for success. The fact that it wasn’t easy is what made them the success they are today.

Success Magazine recently interviewed several of “The Sharks” from the TV show Shark Tank. Each shark had stories of the countless obstacles they had to overcome to achieve their success. They will tell you that it was the struggles that allowed them to achieve the success they have today. Overcoming their struggles were their ticket to success.

My last few jobs at the end of my corporate career were because I was simply promoted to fill a vacancy or an identified corporate need and not because I strategically planned for these jobs. I found that my career was happening to me rather than me happening to my career. Once I took responsibility for my career direction, is when I started to experience true success.

I recently read a quote from Grant Cardone from his book “The 10X Rule“. I resonated with me. “Success is not something that happens to you. It is something that happens because of you and because of the actions you take.” So, take responsibility for success.

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