Shawn L. Bird

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Thought- secret of success January 15, 2014

Filed under: Pondering,Quotations,Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:17 pm
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Talking to Oprah Winfrey, David Copperfield says the secret of success has three parts:

Passion

Preparation

Persistance

If you love what you do, you work diligently at your craft, and you stick to it, despite set backs and discouragement, eventually, you will achieve your goal.

It seems to be the case in my experience.  How about you?

 

feelin’ lucky? September 22, 2010

Filed under: Pondering,Rotary invocations — Shawn L. Bird @ 6:24 am
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“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”

Oprah Winfrey

On my fridge I have a magnet that says, “Luck is believing you are lucky.”

I’ve heard people say, “You make your own luck” and I guess that’s a combination of Oprah’s comment and my magnet.  Make a plan, get started toward your goals and even if things don’t turn out quite as expected, at least you’re moving in the right direction to seize opportunities that come unexpectedly.  One course at college you ended up in to make up a credit might end up changing your life direction.  One vacation might change your career path.  Being open to surprises and taking advantage of them brings us both good luck and bad luck.  Our attitude determines which, not the circumstances.

Do you choose to be lucky?

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© Shawn Bird 2010.  Free use within Rotary.

 

 
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