There’s something to be said for being in the right place at the right time. But for every right time, there are thousands of wrong times.
Times where it feels like you’re doing the wrong thing. Times where the data seems to show that your dream isn’t worth it. That you’re never going to achieve the big goals you set for yourself.
Being in the right place at the right time is really a lesson about persistence.
Its a reminder that a relentless pursuit of your goals is the only way to “get lucky”.
You’re going to feel stupid at times. You’re going to look around and feel lonely. Even your friends are going to shake their head and remind you that what you’re trying to attempt is madness.
That’s just a reminder that your right time is coming. It’s not today. Right now is not the moment where you’re going to win.
But if you keep coming back to the right place — if you keep doing the things that success demands — you’re going to be in the right place at the right time and accomplish mind-blowing feats of extraordinary success. That’s not just possible, it is inevitable.
When you try hard enough for long enough you can’t help but end up achieving your goals.
If you’re not there yet, you shouldn’t think that your goal is silly or impossible. You should just quietly remind yourself that today isn’t the right time. Maybe tomorrow is.
Which is all the more reason to keep showing up.
It’s the most important reason why you should keep trying — because tomorrow might be the day where you find yourself standing at the right place at the right time.
And when that happens, all of those wrong times — and the frustration you feel — fade away in the glory of finally figuring it out. It’s all worth it.
Your determination and focus guaranteed you the successful outcome you so desperately desired.
You can’t change time. You can’t change life.
You can’t change most of what goes on around you.
You can decide if you’re going to keep showing up.
If you stop doing the right thing before it starts working you have just done the wrong thing.
BTW, I just did an awesome podcast with Michael Lambourne, lead Copy Chief at LeadFuze, about this exact topic. It’s less than 15 minutes and packed full of great ideas. Go check it out.