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Why We Are to Be Thankful Early Success Isn’t Ours
Elinor Stutz  --   Top One Percent Influencer and Sales Performance Guru Elinor Stutz -- Top One Percent Influencer and Sales Performance Guru
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Monday, March 27, 2023


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Why We Are to Be Thankful Early Success Isn’t Ours

Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D., is the Father of “Soft Leadership” and the Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants, India. He is an International Leadership Guru with forty-two years of experience and the author of fifty-two books, including the award-winning ‘See the Light in You. ‘

“The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.” —John Ruskin


Be Thankful Early Success Isn’t Ours

“Early success is a terrible teacher. You’re essentially being rewarded for lack of preparation, so when you find yourself in a situation where you must prepare, you can’t do it. You don’t know how.” – Chris Hadfield, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

Everyone wants to achieve success in their lives, from the cradle to the grave. However, only some people achieve success in their lives. Some people never succeed in their lifetimes and die as unsung heroes and heroines, while others reach peaks in several stages of life with valleys. Some people will succeed early in life and fail consecutively, thus becoming oblivion. Some people achieve success late. A few people find success consistently without looking back. They are known as people with Midas touch. Everyone aspires to achieve success in their lives. 

When you fail in the early stage of your life, you will learn what did not work and realign your strategies to accomplish your goals. You can identify your true calling, find your true friends, and become humble. You understand ground realities very well. You value people as people. You don’t take things and people for granted. Hence, early success is unimportant because it doesn’t teach valuable life lessons. In other words, it helps to be thankful early success isn’t ours.

Inspiring leaders, including Abraham Lincoln, encountered several failures for many years and finally became the 16th President of America. He learned valuable life lessons and found out what would work to achieve success. Similarly, Einstein encountered several failures but learned invaluable lessons to become a successful scientist finally. It is evident from these leaders that early success is not ideal for achieving remarkable success in the later part of life.   

Success can come at any time and any stage of life. People must work hard, focusing on their passionate areas and putting outcomes on the back burner. Eventually, those who succeed take more pride in all the lessons they learn. For example, Tiger Woods achieved success in the initial stage of his life, encountered several setbacks and failures, to finally winning the Masters golf tournament on April 14, 2019, and earned America’s highest civilian award—the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 

Emphasize Efforts, Not Luck

Nothing can replace your hard work and persistence. Emphasize your efforts, not Luck. Luck may give you temporary fame, but your consistent efforts give you permanent fame. Don’t blame external forces and factors. Take responsibility and work hard to prove yourself. If success were easy, everybody would have achieved it, and the term would have lost its relevance. 

Don’t blame your destiny when you fail to accomplish your goals. It is the weak individuals who blame their external forces and circumstances. Strong individuals take responsibility for their actions, overcome challenges, and come out with flying colors. Explore alternative paths to reach your goal. 

Emphasize Service Over Success

In history, inspiring leaders seldom became a success overnight. They worked hard for many years when there seemed to be no light at the end of the tunnel. They saw the silver lining over the dark cloud and persisted. They never craved success. Instead, they desired to add value to others through their service. Service was the end product, while success was the byproduct for them. Hence:

‘Emphasize service over success to leave your footprints.

People should strive for happiness rather than success because happiness lies within. However, success depends on various internal factors, including hard work, discipline, persistence, and external factors, including Luck. 

In Conclusion:  Be Thankful Early Success Isn’t Ours

Consistently commit to doing your best every day, unmindful of the outcome to achieve success and leave your mark for the next generation. 

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Sales Tips:  Be Thankful Early Success Isn’t Ours

  1. We all desire success, but it is best to be thankful early success isn’t ours.
  2. Those who experience immediate recognition need help to continue, generally.
  3. Those who commit to learning from failures and are willing to face trial and error do best, generally.
  4. Observations of what others in our industry do for better results can provide new ideas for taking our business to a higher level.
  5. The continual study makes a big difference in ultimately achieving our goals.
  6. Ensuring that every new strategy is in sync with the current is essential, too.
  7. Upon realizing old habits no longer work, it is vital to embrace the new.
  8. As we change our direction, ensuring all else is current becomes necessary.
  9. Continually reset monthly goals to enhance the yearly that will contribute to your long-held vision.
  10. Celebrate Success!

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Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, delivers inspirational keynotes at conferences and authored: The International Best-Selling Book, Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results.” In addition to being translated into four languages, it reached the remarkable and unique level of being hailed Evergreen. Stutz’ commitment to community service led to the writing of her second best-selling book, HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews.”

Kred proclaimed Stutz as a “Top 1% Influencer for Social Media,.  CEO World Magazine named Stutz as one of “The brightest sales minds to follow on Twitter”.  Bizzhum and NowISeeIt both named the Smooth Sale Blog as one of the “Top 100 Most Innovative Sales Bloggers.”  Stutz consults and speaks worldwide.

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Elinor Stutz (she/her/hers)
International Bestselling Author, Top 1% Influencer, Inspirational Speaker
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