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Elements of Success

Posted: April 14, 2014 in 2014 Events & Posts
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This year is seemingly rolling along  just as it would any other year. It seems that a consistent theme of pursuit is Success.  I think any and every one would agree that the easiest thing to do is to not do and just be. Now some people would call that lazy or just plain as we say in Mississippi “Trifling”.

I see both sides day in and day out. I see people who are in positions who just wing it and you can tell they are just Trifling and others who are really breaking the model on how achievement and success are defined. I dislike the term over-achievers. To me, this is said by people who peg stereo types of people base on a person’s background or education and not by observing their action.  In that sense we are all “over achievers” because a large percent of people don’t have the best educational or cultural backgrounds but still achieve great exploits in life.

About one year ago, I conducted a presentation for a group of at-risk youth. I was doing some online research and I came across a poster called the “Elements of Success”.

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So I got permission to use it at my seminar and the kids loved it.

I have it posted on the wall in my office at work. I had a fellow Manager walk into my office and ask for a copy of it.

I thought to myself “I never really expanded on the elements of Success that are included in the Elements of Success elemental chart.” So what I want to do is to expand on the elements in the chart each week from a very personal and balanced view point. I am going to start next week with “Action”.

I don’t know where this will end up but I do know it is going somewhere. So stay tuned.


I’m a very busy guy. I never have time.

I always find time to eat too much. Never find time to complain. Never find time to sleep 8hrs. I have always got time to get up at 3 am and 4 am to check on my kids. I never find time to tell my daughter I can’t play with her. I am too busy running around the couch playing chase me. I never find time to watch tv. I’m too busy rocking my son to sleep at night. I’m too busy praying for my wife that God keeps being good to her even when I can’t.

I’m too busy to keep up an argument. I’m sorry I mean a discussion with my wife because I’m too busy trying to stop her to tell her -I Love You. Never have time to talk about other people’s bad habits because I’m too busy talking about how good God is.

I never, never have time to get rid of old friends, I’m always too busy making new ones.  I never have time to worry about tomorrow. I’m too busy loving what I got today. I’m busy eating my daily bread so I never find time to be hungry.

I’m too busy enjoying my gifts and thanking God that I’m so busy.