THE DICTIONARY IS THE ONLY PLACE THAT
SUCCESS COMES BEFORE WORK.
Most of the people in this world we consider "successes" didn't get that way by chance. They usually worked their butts off to achieve whatever it is we respect them for. No matter what that is - losing weight, making a ton of money, running a marathon, starting a business, quitting smoking - it took guts and nerves and stamina and many, many long hard hours of labor and doubt and fear before those goals were reached and recognized by the rest of us.
How many times have you heard someone say, "Oh, she just got lucky" or "He's an overnight success" or "Why can't that [good thing] happen to me? It's not fair!" I admit, I used to say those things, especially when I was younger. But then I started looking behind the successes and really seeing what it took to get there. It was then I realized I'm on that road myself...along with you all and anyone else who's striving for something, who's challenging themselves, who's pushing for better, to do better.
Sure, it's a long road but at least we're not traveling alone. We've got each other.