By Shannon Boatwright
I don’t say “Good Luck”.
I say “Make it happen. Earn it. Be excellent.”
Alright, so I like to inspire others – as much as possible. But I am also easily inspired. I like to find my own personal inspiration in the little things, the big things, the random things…you name it. A little inspiration can carry one a long way and have a priceless, lasting effect on someone. Therefore, it is my belief that an opportunity to inspire someone is never a wasted effort.
That being said, I came across this quote from Brendon Burchard and it has hit me hard, in a most positive, touching way. I find myself telling others “good luck” all the time! Like seriously, when really thinking about it, I say this a lot to people. But does saying good luck really provide the support and encouragement that I’d like to provide to people in my life? Honestly… No.
Now that I think about it, I myself certainly don’t want to rely on chance or this idea of luck. We must create our success and allow positivity to guide us to our real winnings in life. Most things are just not a roll of the dice, or a scratch card, luck of the draw kind of situation. If I want positive things to happen in my life, I have to take a stand, share my voice, use my talents, and work for it to make it happen! So I don’t want to encourage others to wait on or put stock in any kind of hope that they’ll simply “get lucky”. I plan to make a conscious choice to not say “Good Luck” to others and instead, like Brendon Burchard, I will say “You got this! Be excellent, earn it and make it happen!”
Will you wait for good fortune to knock on your door? Or will you work hard to be excellent and make it happen? How will you encourage others?