Mind Ready Monday: Secret to Success

Photo by Katie Grossbard

I’m currently curled up in my hometown of Holland, Michigan. It sits right on the lake in the most magical way. I’m convinced God spent a little more time here.

This trip comes off my weekend in Chicago with the Simply Stylist team. I was incredibly inspired to see so many of you go after what you want in life. It takes guts and passion and fearlessness.

The most-asked question at the conference was, “What’s the secret?” To success, security, to getting what you want. We all want the secret, and we all want it now.

I’ve asked the best bloggers, the best agents, the best managers, the best everything how to get there. The truth? That secret lives within me and my own willingness to create the career I want.

No magic potion, no money, no masterful plan will earn us success. Instead, it’s about waking up, day after day, and giving 110-percent. It’s about doing work others aren’t willing to do. It’s about sacrificing your time, your energy, your money to build the life you ultimately want. And it’s about creating your own plan A, B + C — something that has both challenged and frustrated me over the last several months as I navigate my way through a new career path. 

Believe in what you want with such conviction, even the worst critics can’t convince you to reconsider your dreams.”

This is your life. Right now. This moment. Today. Quit blaming a bad boss, a terrible breakup, or a pile of student loans for living a life you’re unhappy with. Rather, turn that energy into fuel for developing change. The secret to success lies within you.

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Top: Surf Gypsy | Skirt: Nightcap

Photos by Katie Grossbard