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By Tom Corley

Why is Success So Hard?

Human beings are simply amazing.

They are the only species on earth that have the innate ability to convert outlandish thoughts into reality.

We see a beautiful woman and paint the Mona Lisa.

We see a bay, and we build a bridge to cross that bay.


We see birds fly and build airplanes, so humans can fly.

We see the moon and create rockets so we can fly to the moon.

The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world at 2,717 feet.

It is 644 feet taller than the 2nd tallest building in the world.

Its height pierces the cloud barrier.

Humans built that.


What is our limit?


Human beings are the most amazing species to inhabit the earth.

Because of this unique creative ability, we are in many respects… godlike.

I believe there is no limit to any individual’s capacity to do great things.

And yet there are those who would have you believe that if you were born into poverty you will be stuck in poverty.


Poverty is a temporary condition that can be changed if you want to.

It was not intended for humans to be poor, to struggle financially, or to live a life of quiet desperation.

We exist to be great, to achieve great things – to create the life we desire. It is within our genetic makeup to create, produce, innovate, and grow in knowledge and skills.

Every able-bodied human being can grow their way out of poverty by reading books, seeking feedback from others, trying and learning from their mistakes, or even watching a YouTube video.

Our brains are hardwired to be rewired.

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Because each one of us is born with this unusual ability to create amazing things, this blessing mandates that we dream big dreams.

But when we pursue our dreams, life places obstacles, impediments, detours, and unforeseen problems in our path.

Out of sheer frustration, we ask why.

Here’s my answer to the why – those obstacles, that adversity, force you to grow into the individual you need to be in order to realize success.

Adversity sharpens us. It forces us to improve and become better at what we do.

As we improve, the obstacles become easier to see and easier to overcome because we are better than we were before.

Life isn’t working against us – it’s working for us.

Each one of us is endowed with a godlike creative genius to design the life we desire.

We can achieve whatever our minds can conceive.

About Tom Corley Tom is a CPA, CFP and heads one of the top financial firms in New Jersey. For 5 years, Tom observed and documented the daily activities of wealthy people and people living in poverty and his research he identified over 200 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots” which culminated in his #1 bestselling book, Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals. Visit the website:
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