Not long ago, I read a cute little story about a conversation between a very successful, enterprising man and his apprentice. The young apprentice was almost dumbfounded as he considered all that his mentor was able to accomplish and even more so that he could make it all look so easy.
The young apprentice asked his mentor how he was able to be so successful when it seemed he didn't even have to try. Everything he set out to do, he accomplished quickly and easily. You could almost sense a touch of jealousy in the young apprentice's voice.
"That is because" said the mentor to his apprentice "I am a duck."
"A duck? What do you mean by that?" asked the apprentice.
Well the mentor began to explain: "Have you ever watched how a duck seems to just glide across a pond, so gracefully and effortlessly? It really is a beautiful sight, for sure. But if you were able to look below the surface of the water, you'd see a different story. You would see that his little feet are going like hell."
You see, the message here is that what most people see when they look at any example of success is only the surface, the end results of what has surely been a long and arduous struggle for the individual involved. Success can come to anybody, but it won't come to you until you've done your homework. This takes initiative on your part. It takes effort. It takes many things.
The most important, I believe, is it takes the correct mindset. You really have become the person you want to be in your mind before you will see results in your circumstance. In any case, when you do see examples of success in any form, you can know that person has been doing something to have gotten to where they are.
Don't think for a moment that you can simply wish your way to success. There will be work involved, but if this work is in alignment with who you are (your purpose), it may not feel so much like work. it will be enjoyable to you. enjoyable as it may be, it still means doing something, and the more you do in the way of working towards the achievement of your dream, the sooner you will arrive.
And one very great benefit of finally achieving a long awaited dream, is that you will then have the opportunity to tell someone that you are a duck!
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