Say Thank You In 2012!
March 20, 2012
The most important part of life is your ability to see that EVERTHING serves you on your path to success. All success you enjoy today can be traced to how well you have APPLIED what you have LEARNED. In 2012, it is good to know that we are to be THANKFUL for everything that has taught us well.
PREVIOUS THANK YOUS
You owe the people who have taught you. If you are like me, you probably owe them more than you can ever repay. Of course, I am not talking about the material things and wealth, because those things chase success, not the other way around. Wealth is only one of the small by-products of being successful.
There are many by-products of being successful, and most are not tied to material riches or wealth, they are tied to a great feeling of accomplishment that you have helped someone and, in so doing, you have extended your impact on society.
What I am talking about here are those that have helped you along your path to success in your career. Your success is because they passed on some knowledge, some tip, some teaching that you put into play and became successful. You did not do it on your own (as much as you would like to think you are "self-made."
THE BIG HURDLE
Maybe you had issues getting along with co-workers, or you were subjected to a difficult patch in your career. Remember that greatness rises out of adversity. Very few people who are successful can say that they had it easy the whole way through life. If it is difficult for you now in your career, that's good and will serve you better in the future.
Be thankful for the tough times in your career. They are the reason you will prevail and get better. If all you had was leisure, you would not be tested, and therefore like the tree that never had to be flexible, topples over when the first heavy wind comes along.
Maybe you had a "tough boss" who we talk about here in Success Tips from time to time. Be thankful for that tough boss. Remember that the best lessons are often times learned in the harshest of ways. Through the years, we all have had the teachers or bosses who, at the time, we thought were tough. But their toughness on us just turned out to help us instead of hurt us. That is something to be thankful for.
Maybe you are (or were) in a situation that was tough. That situation taught you, and you would want to be thankful for that as well. No matter how bad it gets, if we step back enough to learn from the situation or the person, 2012 will be filled with success.
Here's to a great remainder of a great year - 2012!