Life is really what you make of it. You get out of life what you put in -- plain and simple.
If you want to accomplish a goal, only you can propel yourself forward to make it happen. Sure, certain people might lend a helping hand along the way, but they can only do so much.
You are the master of your destiny. No one says the path ahead is ever an easy one. In fact, overcoming onerous stumbling blocks is part and parcel of the journey.
Whether you're looking to find a job that utilizes your God-given talents or a partner with whom you have great chemistry, your object of desire won't merely fall on your lap.
It takes planning, hard work, sacrifice, and, sometimes, a little luck, to get what you want in life. We should remain receptive to opportunities that may come our way, yes, but that doesn't mean we should refrain from seeking them out.
Thomas Jefferson once said, "I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." The founding father and writer of the Declaration of Independence was onto something.
The more effort you put into something, the sooner you'll reap the fruits of your labor. Diving into something half-heartedly will not yield the desired results, that I can assure you.
If you really want to achieve something, give it your all, and accept no less of yourself. When you put your heart and mind into something wholly, you can accomplish things you never thought possible.