Lucky Success – How to get lucky

Edmund Wilson - Gelatin silver print

Edmund Wilson – Gelatin silver print (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Success is just a matter of luck. Ask any failure. —Edmund Wilson

Jim worked very hard all day cleaning cars in a drive-through car wash. He used to have a better job, but he wanted to start a new life so he took what he could get until something better came along. When he got paid, he showed his unemployed brother the check and the brother said, “God, I wish I were you – I’m flat busted! You’re so lucky you got some money!”

Often when we’re feeling sorry for ourselves, it’s because we aren’t willing to change the things we can. Jim didn’t get money because he was lucky – he got it because he changed himself. He changed his attitude from “working in a car wash is degrading” to “I’m proud to take responsibility for myself.”

Today, let me change the things I can and turn self-pity into self-determination.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s