How You Can Decide to Be Successful 

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This is one of those lessons that was handed  6 Figure Speaker Review down to me by one of my former scout leaders and mentors: The 7 P's to Success. He gave me the 7 P's, and left me to figure them out as I walked through life. He told me that in time, you will be able to figure out their meaning. He left me to ponder upon these 7 words, which I have never forgotten them and try to apply them the best I can on a daily basis. Now, about 15 years after he handed them down to me, I dare to expand and elaborate upon them after much thought, pondering, prayer, reflection and my own toil and hard work.

Too often in life we find ourselves working and toiling, and more often than not, we seem to find ourselves in the same place we were at. We try out new ideas or adventures, pursue new hobbies and dreams, risk everything in search of a new career, family, happiness or God and yet we find ourselves always trying to overcome the same hurdles, obstacles or walls. We find ourselves asking, why wasn't I able to succeed and overcome that? Why did I succumb to selling myself short? Why wasn't I able to cross the finish line? Then as if that weren't enough, we begin to place the blame on everything outside of ourselves (e.g., God, family, work, friendships, jealousy, etc...) and say, "well the grass is greener on the other side". In reality, the grass is not always greener on the other side, it may just seem that way.

Simply stated The 7 P's to Success are: "Prior Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance." A sentence that at face value is kind of comical, can be kind of a tongue twister, but has a wealth of meaning beyond measure. Taken as a whole, this aphorism to life gives an instruction, a guide, if you will, to life. A sort of rule book that helps us find our way through this journey we call life. Yet when looked at more in-depth and peel back the layers of The 7 P's to Success, we begin to see that there's more there than originally seen at face-value.

  Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:57:55 PM

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