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Small Successes to Big Dreams

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Overnight success stories captivate us. As smart grown-ups we can intellectualize that there’s no such thing. Still we’re wowed by the fame and fortune their “good luck” represents. We even live vicariously through our heroes — seen an episode of CRIBS? Not so fast, okay?

Sure, the BIG WINS get all the front page headlines. The World Series Champions see their picture splashed on the cover of every sports magazine and newspaper in the country. Everybody loves a success story.

Dreams are catalysts for what is possible.

But long before any one of those players turned pro, they put in years of training. From Little League practices through high school and maybe college, their commitment to the sport won them small victories, and of course, losses, too.

But the most talented, productive and dedicated players are motivated to make it to the big league. They show up the next day, after a loss — in top physical shape, with a good attitude, rallying around a team mentality. They listen to coaches. Study play books and perform drills over and over.

It’s a long slog to success.

While boys who play sports dream of hitting a Grand Slam in the World Series, young ballerinas dream of being the principal dancer with the American Ballet Theater. And the neighborhood kid with a lemonade stand dreams of having his own company someday.

Nobody ever got “big” right away. There’s no such thing as “luck” either, unless you’re a lottery winner.

The Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin wrote for decades before becoming the mega success he is today. He didn’t just sit down one morning and think: “Hey, I think I’ll write a TV script and send it to the management of HBO. Should be a multi-million dollar hit by noon.”

The big success stories stick with their dreams. They get there by failing at all levels and building on small victories.

BE F*CKING AWESOME TODAY!

Original graphic and quote: Stephanie DelTorchio

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