For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Everything you do has a consequence. The people you see who are successful are the ones who have realized this. They know that their current life is a result of what they have already done and that their future life will be a result of what they are going to do. They take responsibility for their lives.

The people who are not successful, haven’t realized this yet. Unsuccessful people will blame others for their lack of success. They think they haven’t gotten what they wanted because “they didn’t give me a chance,” “they wouldn’t let me progress,” or “they didn’t see my potential.” These people don’t take responsibility for their lives.

Your life is a consequence of your actions. Everything you do, or don’t do, has a consequence. If you want a promotion you have to show you can do the new job first. If you want to have a successful side-business you have to start it first. If you want a nice car you have to earn the money.

If you want to be successful, start thinking about the consequences of your actions. Is what you are doing now going to get you where you want to be? If not, change what you are doing so that it does. Take responsibility for your life, don’t blame others for your lack of success.

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