The condition of your life is largely what you make it. Success and wealth are solely in your hands. Be aware that there is no way that you can do everything. However, you can start by taking some action. Choose how you think and choose what you do. No one can or will reap success for you. You have to make it happen yourself. You have to live your own dreams and the only way to do so is to take responsibility for your actions or non-actions.

Proctor and Gamble was the company with the highest candle sales in 1879. However, the company saw trouble when the light bulb was invented by Thomas Edison some years later. To them, candles looked as if they would become outdated. The company’s fears became more realized when the candle market plummeted and sales were low. People were only buying candles for special occasions.

Turn a Problem into a Treasure

Although, it looked so bleak for the company, bankruptcy was kept at bay for a while until an employee accidentally forgot to turn off the machine when he left for lunch. What happened? The machine produced a foaming build-up of lather, which gave the company the idea to make floating soap. Now Proctor and Gamble wasn’t only selling candles, but a special kind of soap. They made the best of a bad situation. This is an encouragement that you shouldn’t give up either, despite the pitfalls and challenges. Put your creativity to work. You can turn a problem into a treasure.

What are your Dreams?

What do you dream about every day? What will it take to make those dreams come through? Why not begin visualizing those dreams and let them become every part of your daily thoughts? Soon enough, they will come to pass, but you have to take action – small steps until you reach that destination. For example, if you wanted to become a successful author, are you going to tell every one of those dreams and not do something about it? Once you have an idea of what you want to write about, you should get on your computer and begin typing. That is how you make it happen.

Changing Your Financial Situation

Let’s say you are currently in bad financial state, get a paper and pen and write down your income and all your expenses. Find something that you can cut out such as going to the club for a few months and saving that money in a special bank account. Stop buying clothes on a whim and think seriously about the purchases that you make. Are they necessary or can they wait? You are the master of your finances. You can change a negative bank balance into a positive one. All you have to do is to make wise decisions and stick to them. Let your close friends or family members know what you are trying to do and ask them to hold you accountable.


You can make anything happen in your life. You need to set it and proceed with it. Don’t lay victim to procrastination. You are the ruler of your own destiny. Let us know what you think about this topic. Leave your comments below.