What do you think about success? In my personal journey to success, I met many successful people, and as my success grew, I met more and more. Success breeds success. As you start building your network and your abilities, people who are doing great things will start to find you. They are looking for equals.
There is a theory that each of us is the component part of our five closest friends or our five closest associates. I believe that there is truth to this, and I think the people we are close to are important. Successful people know this principle and are looking for other successful people to associate with. As you are growing, you start building a network of more and more successful people, and together you have the resources to do bigger and bigger things.
Having known so many successful people, I have seen a common theme in what is happening. Successful people find other successful people and all of them do the same thing: they learn and grow. They look for opportunities. They are focused on their efforts because they know the direction they are going.
Some are very intentional and narrow. Others have a broader brush of where they want to be and are open to opportunities, but everybody is acting intentionally. They are moving in a certain direction, and things start to happen as they tell others what they are doing. As they are working hard on this direction and others are seeing their early successes, people want them to succeed even more. They encourage them and let them grow, and they give them opportunities.
People looking for opportunities who are genuinely working hard for these opportunities find more. I do not think success is accidental, I think it is a sum of a lot of different parts coming together, and it is the result of intentional efforts.
What are your thoughts on success? What have you seen in growing your success? What have you done to be successful? Share with us in the comments below.
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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.