There are very few absolutes in this world… except for death and taxes according to Benjamin Franklin. We can rarely use words like “always” and “never” because too often those statements come with asterisks, caveats, and options. But, with all due respect Mr. Franklin, I believe I have found seven absolutes of success.
The Seven Absolutes of Success
Failure is never fatal. As the Dalai Lama said, “When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.” Learn from the ways you’ve failed in building your business and charge ahead.
Success is never final. Earl Nightingale said “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” There is more for you to achieve, enjoy, pursue, grow into, and give away. Success is never final.
Potential is never reached. An irrational fear of mine is that one day the man that I am will meet the man that I could have been. We have unending untapped potential, and precious time to share that with the world.
Attitude is never accidental. With all of the circumstances in the world there are only two things you can control; your attitude and your actions.
Curiosity is never ending. It is the curious people that change the world. Curiosity may not be good for the cat, but it is great for your mind and your soul.
Discipline is never easy. Habits are developed by wiring and rewiring our brain. It’s a challenge that pays dividends when we’re disciplined in the right things.
Greatness is never done. “You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness” -Zig Ziglar Those seeds are planted, cared for, and grown our entire life.
To quote the modern philosopher Yogi Berra “It ain’t over till it’s over.” In your time here on earth your failures aren’t fatal, your success isn’t final, your potential is never reached, your attitude isn’t accidental, your curiosity is unending, your disciplines in life are not easy, and your greatness is never done.