“When asked about the secret of his success, Warren Buffett, the third-richest man on the planet said, “There’s no place where we turned the switch. So much happens by accident. It does show the value of showing up every day.””
80 percent of success is just showing up. Do you believe that? Showing up. Being present. The more I grow and journey through life, the more I find that statement to be true.
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Goethe said, “The moment one definitely commits oneself (one shows up), then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
It takes boldness and courage to show up everyday. It’s easy to not show up. It’s easy to not be present. It’s easier to hit snooze, to cancel the appointment, to not go to the event. But guess where not showing up is going to get you in life? Nowhere.
Show up today. Show up tomorrow. Show up this week, this month, this year. Show up everywhere you can. I can promise you that if you’ll make the daily decision to show up, your life will become more exciting than it’s ever been. You’ll find yourself doing things, going places, and meeting people you would have never imagined having the opportunity to meet. Remember 80% of success is simply showing up.
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