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Journey to Success

Updated on July 18, 2020

Starting Out

There are many of us who desire to succeed in life. Money, respect, and power have been fed to us via mainstream media since we were infants. We always received a vague blueprint of what we thought we wanted but there were never any clear instructions made to accomplish this task. Before a person figures out the answer to this question they always find themselves asking why there isn’t a clear set of instructions to complete the task. Once a person obtains their desired outcome they no longer ask this question. Whether that is because they have forgotten the question or because they received the answer, today, we will present our findings on both of these possibilities.

Earlier this year I started a company in an effort to reform our educational system. Though it sounds very grand, the reality was that I was the only proprietary part of the company and neither was the company profitable. A business plan and proposal had been formed but not presented to anyone yet. The plan and proposal were more so to help me visualize the entire process better. Long story short, throughout my visualizing, I noticed I need a very specific computer to better capture my ideas. However, since the company wasn’t profitable and I was unable to afford such a purchase with my Salary, I had to make compromises. The laptop I owned originally had an expiration date that was approaching fast. So I found something better than my current laptop but not quite the computer I needed and got something I could afford.

The new laptop came in and although it wasn’t the computer I needed it was going to help me until I was financially able to afford the computer I needed. Everything seemed to be working fine a week into the purchase when I started seeing red flags. The computer I recently purchased had been giving me issues in the form of overheating. I could have been very upset and made a big hoopla over it, but instead decided to place a timer on the new computer. The new computer will accomplish its goal of assisting me in obtaining the funds required to obtain the computer that is needed for the plans I have moving forward. You might wonder why any of this matters. The point of this story was to show what it looks like when a person who understands how to get past barriers that block off straight paths to our goals. On a far too common basis, people just give up when they encounter roadblocks on their paths to success, the protagonist of the story never acknowledged a roadblock as a problem and instead accepted it for what it was and kept going forward.

© 2020 Naomi S Mitchell


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