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May the best of your past be the worst of your future!

by Dominic Kotarski

The Irish have their own form of wit and this saying carries the wisdom of their heritage. Where do you think the expression “Luck of the Irish” came from?

I’m happy to say I have a bit of Irish blood in me. 25% to be exact. My grandfather was 100% Irish and my middle son’s auburn hair is strong proof that the lineage lives on.

If you’re anything like me then you can appreciate the massive impact the right kind of word combination can have on one’s psyche. When you hear and intuit some particular sayings or quotes it can have an immediate effect on your outlook for the day. If you can allow personally impactful words to take root in your belief system then you can often use this to create the positive momentum you need to change the course of your life. It’s a little more arduous than relying on “the butterfly effect” (small changes that make a huge impact) because in this instance you’re literally willing a change in your future by pushing through your set belief systems.

No one ever said that consistent success comes easy. In order to make a profound change in your life, it’s imperative to make consistent concerted efforts towards your new highly sought after circumstances.

I left my country when I decided to create a big change in my life. I can never know what the outcome of my life might have been had I not taken the risky and highly rewarding journey toward the unknown. What would have happened if I stayed in my hometown of Chattanooga Tennessee after graduating from University? Would I have continued to work with my best friend and build a huge road striping company? Would I have taken a corporate job and slaved away at a 9-5 for 45 years plan? Or would I have eventually gotten frustrated and left after a couple of years anyway? Better yet would I have set off to work as an economist for underdeveloped countries now rightly named emerging markets which was one of my original ideas?

We’ve all made decisions in our life that have affected our futures, some dumb and some smart. We have picked cities, jobs, business partners, life partners, made commitments, broken commitments but there’s nothing like a pun to put our futures in perspective, so I say it to you now and with heartfelt compassion, hold up a glass and toast your life and your loved ones with some good ol’ Irish Wisdom, “May the best of your past be the worst of your future” and “Sláinte!”

Happy Canada Day!




And start Today by trailblazing the way!

Dominic Kotarski, author of “The Making” and Founder of Sales Success

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Dominic Kotarski

Dominic Kotarski is an author, coach, sales trainer and Founder of Sales Success Academy. He's personally inspired, coached, trained and managed thousands of salespeople and business owners in 11 different countries. You can find him in Vancouver, Canada where he lives, works, runs, ski's and spends most of his free time with his family.

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