The “Not-So-Secret” Secret to Success

By September 20, 2017Entrepreneurship

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve wished for a million dollars, I would be a billionaire.


Whenever I caught an 11:11, picked up a wishbone or passed a wishing well, I took the opportunity to wish for my dreams to come true. And that’s it. I thought to myself “if I wish for it enough, maybe some sort of higher power would hand me everything that I wished for. Hey, you never know… Maybe one day I’ll get lucky.“ You never know.


I placed my success in the hands of luck. Wishing and hoping that one day, luck would look my way. It happens to other people and so if I waited, it would eventually come my way, right? But why wait for it? What did I do to deserve any bit of luck other than a little well-wishing? I started to look at people who obtained my standard of success, and I came to a realization: Successful people don’t have to wait for luck – they CREATE it. They turn their wishes into a craft to be mastered. Ultimately, they are rewarded for their efforts. Success is attracted to people who believe in themselves and their ability to achieve whatever it is they so deeply desire. They believe in themselves enough to do more than simply wish – they act upon those things they desire. Good things don’t come to those who wait, they come to those who work.


It wasn’t until I stopped wishing and hoping luck would strike that I started to realize my true potential. I began to take responsibility for my conditions. I couldn’t leave my future in anyone’s hands. I became the master of my destiny, the captain of my future. I believed in myself and my ability. And that’s when I started to see life-enhancing results.


There are boatloads of books you can read on the “secret” to success. Netflix has full documentaries on what it takes to succeed. You can study success for days on end and you’ll never lack content to digest. But save yourself the time and money. If you want to know what you really need to succeed, know this: Believe in yourself. It’s not really a secret. You just have to believe.