Why is Success So Hard?


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Human beings are simply amazing.

They are the only species on earth who have the innate ability to convert outlandish thoughts into reality.

We see a beautiful woman, and paint the Mona Lisa.

We see a bay, and we build a bridge to cross that bay.

We see birds fly, and build airplanes, so humans can fly.

We see the moon, and create rockets so we can fly to the moon.

The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world at 2,717 feet. It is 644 feet taller than the 2nd tallest building in the world. Its height pierces the cloud barrier.

Humans built that. Amazing!

What is our limit? None. Human beings are the most amazing species to inhabit the earth. Because of this unique creative ability, we are in many respects…. godlike.

I believe there is no limit to any individual’s capacity to do great things.

And yet there are those who would have you believe that if you were born into poverty you will be stuck in poverty.


Poverty is a temporary condition that can be changed, if you really want to.

It was not intended for humans to be poor, to struggle financially or to live a life of quiet desperation. We exist to be great, to achieve great things – to create the life we desire. It is within our genetic makeup to create, to produce, to innovate and to grow in knowledge and skills.

Every able-bodied human being can grow their way out of poverty by reading books, seeking feedback from others, by trying and learning from our mistakes or even by watching a YouTube video.

Our brains are hardwired to be rewired.

Because each one of us is born with this unusual ability to create amazing things, this blessing mandates that we dream big dreams.

But when we pursue our dreams, life places obstacles, impediments, detours, and unforeseen problems in our path.

Out of sheer frustration, we ask why?

Here’s my answer to the why – those obstacles, that adversity, forces you to grow into the individual you need to be in order to realize success.

Adversity sharpens us. It forces us to improve and become better at what we do. As we improve, the obstacles become easier to see and easier to overcome because we are better than we were before.

Life isn’t working against us – it’s working for us.

Each one of us is endowed with a godlike creative genius to design the life we desire. We can achieve whatever our minds can conceive.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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  1. Lisa Schreiber says:

    Wonderfully stated…this is perhaps the most important message we can realize in order to live a life of our highest potential.

  2. Tyson Walker says:

    Great article. Geaux Tigers!

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