“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” — Conrad Hilton
Successful people keep moving. If you want to win millions of dollars in the lottery, you have to buy a ticket; you can’t win if you don’t play. If you want to be a published author, you have to write…a lot. If you want to be a successful athlete, you have to practice, suit up, go out on the field, and give it your all…day after day, night after night, season after season. If you want to get a meaningful job, you have to do your research and be intentional in applying for as many aligned positions as you can…until you snag the one you want.
Even then, success isn’t always guaranteed: You may pick the wrong numbers more often than the right ones. You may write hundreds of thousands of words before anyone even reads one. You may lose more games than you win. And, for all of your job-hunting efforts, you may find yourself in a position or company that makes you miserable.
But, as Conrad Hilton said, “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” Whatever you’re trying to achieve or attain in life, you can only achieve or attain with action. Success isn’t typically served on a silver platter. You have to make it happen for you. When you stumble, get back up. When you lose, try again next time. Whatever you do, don’t quit!