Do you ever think about what it takes to be successful? Do you ever think other people are more successful because they are smarter, more "in the know" or better connected? Sometimes the answer to success is much less complicated. When you stop to think about success, it may be as much about our own approach. Our own thoughts and actions that speak much louder than anything else. I was thinking about this one evening and jotted down some thoughts. Consider the following.

You have what it takes to achieve genuine and lasting excellence.

Whatever you might think, you are at a good starting point. You have what it takes to move positively forward in the direction of your own choosing.

Success and fulfillment and excellence and achievement are not merely matters of luck. Rather, they flow directly from your choices.

And you have what it takes to choose the path that will take you to your most treasured dreams. It is a path that is chosen not once, but over and over again in each thought, each action and each decision.

You have what it takes to be focused, disciplined, purposeful and effective. For you can think and act, learn and adapt, work and build toward any goal you choose to follow.

You have what it takes to do the things that must be done to get you where you really want to go. Choose to make use of your astounding abilities now, and again and again as each day goes by.

We should choose a trail where few have traveled and leave a path for others to follow. When choosing a path less traveled, clear the obstacles and be the beacon that others will want to follow. You will be the model that others will choose to emulate.

What you choose has a direct impact on your success. It is within your power of choice.

Think about it...