But it's not luck that got her to this point. It's vision, tenacity, and determination. Yes, talent helps but there are millions of talented unsuccessful people.
This past weekend I watched a 1-hour documentary on Taylor. At the ripe age of 11, she had already written notebooks filled with song lyrics. She influenced her parents to bring her to Nashville once a month where she pounded on doors of recording studios and influencers in the country music genre. She got rejected over and over again.
It took years for everything to come together. It wasn't luck - it was lots of small steps she kept taking, small decisions she thought about and acted up, and her heart's passion and vision that kept her going in spite of the odds.
It made me ponder my own vision, passion, and ideals of success:
- Am I as committed to my success as she was and still is?
- Am I talking small steps each and every day to move me toward my dreams in spite of setbacks, obstacles, and disappointments?
- Is the vision of my final destination and success so clear in my own heart and mind that I can see it? Touch it? Smell it? Taste it?
I hope you reflect on these questions in your life. What can you do RIGHT NOW to move forward, even if it's just a few inches?
Success doesn't happen by accident. It takes vision, planning, and execution. Choose today that each and every day you will do at least 1 thing to move you toward your goals. Follow Taylor's example of tenacity and commitment.
Are you ready to intentionally create your destiny?