We may sometimes admire the drive and determination of successful athletes and the resulting accomplishments they have achieved. There may also be a hint of jealousy and/or resentment towards them as well. Having the discipline to work hard and consistently for a prolonged period of time to achieve profound results can be irritating to those who have not developed such discipline in their lives.
Successful people frequently have personal characteristics that are evident in their day-to-day lives which are vital to their achievements. Diligence, perseverance, a positive attitude, and many more attributes could be listed as some of those characteristics. This is true for people who are successful in all walks of life. These personal traits could be evident in the area of sports, entertainment, medical, legal or any field of business or other endeavor in which a person strives for excellence. What does it take to be successful?
Sitting on the sidelines and watching other people be successful can be okay in some venues. However, do we have the urge to accomplish something amazing in our own lives as well? I am not talking solely in a material sense. Have you ever dreamed of being a faithful servant of God in such a way that lives are changed because of your faithful witness to Jesus Christ? After all, that is our baptismal calling.
I leave you with this one question. If you knew you could not fail, what one thing would you pursue for God?