Say this with me, “Successful people are not lucky!” Growing up I was frequently told that successful people are lucky. “Some people just got it like that” yikes I heard that so many times I started to believe it. I didn’t equate hard work, innovative thinking, and networking with success. What happens when you start to believe something negative? Yes, you start to have negative actions.
I didn’t even seek out ways to be successful. I was going to clock in and clock out. I was going to put my head down, work, and welp…I don’t know. There was something inside me that yearned for more. I knew I was as smart as others. I knew I was creative and an outside of the box type thinker.
That’s when I realized my mindset had to change and in order to change, I needed to branch out. Meeting new people and network. And I began to do that. I met people who did how the rap song says, “Started from the bottom now we’re here!” I didn’t meet anyone who had a trust fund or inheritance. I met individuals who knew how to manage their money, took responsible risks, learned different skills, and who were willing to teach me.
See, successful people aren’t lucky. They weren’t wandering the aisle of the local Wal-Mart and found $1 million dollars. That’s luck! Working hard, learning new skills, taking risks, and implementing what you’ve learned is not luck. Dust off those cobwebs. Remove whatever negative thinking you were raised to believe. Replace it with better thoughts. You can be successful!