The Secret of Success Ain’t Pretty

No one wakes up one morning to find a latte, muffin, life plan mapped out specifically for them, cash to complete the task at hand, and all the support they need to accomplish their goals and ambitions on their doorstep.

Successful people start somewhere and they keep going and going and going.

It ain’t pretty. In fact pretty is not a word I would use to describe the path to success.

Other words come to mind.

  • Messy
  • Confusing
  • Scary
  • Hard
  • Quasi disastrous

The conditions are never perfect and NOW rarely feels right.

A year from now you will wish you had started today.

How long are you going to wait to start building the life, health, relationships, and job of your dreams?


Good. It means you’re not dead.

Do it afraid.

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  1. At the beginning of 2011, this is exactly what I decided in relation to my life, job, training, etc. I was waiting for this ‘perfect’ moment to take action that was never going to come! I’m so glad I just shut up and went after my dreams 😀 It hasn’t been a pretty journey so far, and I’m still not here, but I know I’m getting ever closer!

  2. Another good one Donloriee – but right now I think my problem isn’t fear, but laziness! This stuff is hard work and I’m just having a hard time finding the ‘umph’ to get going. Just kind of limping along all the while my jeans are getting tighter or as I now say – they’re at “full-capacity!”

    Keep writing, I’ll keep reading and one day soon someone/something will flip my switch and I’ll be back in the game. I have no idea what I’m waiting for!

  3. Amen to that!
    You always post the best thoughts that make me go, “Hmmmmmm….” (in a great way!)

  4. love it!

  5. It’s like you are psychic, and always know exactly what I need to hear to help push me a long.

    I’m so scared, but I made a choice to start…. and here I am!! It aint gonna be pretty, but Imma gonna get there.

    Oh, and fyi rice cake holder best idea ever, one that wont smudge my 1 Tbsp of nut butter. haha HATE it when it smudges!!

  6. Great post!!! You are one of my favourite bloggers! Witty and funny – keep it up!


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