One of the most powerful words you will hear successful people say are, “If it is to be, it is up to me.” That’s right, your success in life is up to you as you are the only person that can take responsibility for your life and also your career.
Too many people look at opportunity and believe that it’s up to someone else to make sure they get it. The fact is that nobody else is going to do it for you, you must do it yourself. Hundreds of millions of people all around this world would give anything to be in the situation you are in – just for the chance to have the opportunity to take control of their destiny. So the statement “it’s up to you”, should be seen as a great blessing!
But why do I say that. Let me share the following with you:-
Whatever your dream might be, the idea is that you get to choose it. You can do whatever you like. Different people have different dreams and they should go forward and live them accordingly.
Sleep in and go to work late and reap the return. Or get up early and outwork the others and earn a greater return. You decide what you will sow and thus what you will reap.
Yes, there will always be things that come up and people who may not like what you are doing, but you are the one that must move on and chart your own course. This is one of the great freedoms of life.
There is no greater pride than knowing that you set your mind on something and accomplished it. Those who live with a victim mentality never get to experience the joy of accomplishment because they are always waiting for someone else to come to the rescue. Those who take responsibility get to live the joy of seeing a job well done.
Let me ask you a question: Where will you be in 5, 10 or 25 years? Do you know? Do you have an idea? Have you ever dreamed about it or set a goal for it? Are you willing to take responsibility and recognize that? You know what…”It’s up to YOU?”
You will be wherever you decide to be in those timeframes, as only you can decide. Be sure to make the right choices as life is way too short to be wasted.
Author: Suezette Smit, Performance Development Interactive