Too often, people are quick to say that someone is "lucky" when they have achieved great success. The truth is, that in 99.9% of the cases, luck had nothing to do with it. As a matter of fact, I don't believe in luck. I believe that luck happens when hard work meets opportunity. I believe that the so called "lucky" ones are people who saw an opportunity and seized it.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I see this coming. When I first started “borrowing” from the company I had every intent of paying back what I took. Heck, I did pay some of it back…at least at the beginning!” Those were the words Mark said as he confessed that the life he was living was, for the most part, an illusion. Truth be told, Mark, for all his legitimate successes, had over time become no more than a liar and a thief. His choices created consequences that he never dreamed were possible.
Mark’s recantation of his ethical fall is all too common.
In life, especially throughout our careers or entrepreneurial pursuits, we need to persevere and never give up no matter how many times we hear the word no. No matter how many times we fail. It is only through sheer will and determination that we will achieve our wildest dreams.