by Dana Cavalea April 12, 2021

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Hi Team..

I hope you had a great weekend...

It is now time to work!

Time to set up our wins for the week, close deals, get fit, and dig in on all the things that have meaning to you....

Over the weekend, I was working on a new book and was working through the "idea" of success, and, what leads to it amongst some of the Worlds top performers.

I believe success is the result of action- it always is.

But, there are also other components as well.

What if we saw success as an intersection..

Success is in the center of the intersection of many roads, 4-specifically.

Below are the 4-roads of the Intersection of Success.

  1. Risk
  2. Optimism/ Passion
  3. Hard Work
  4. Knowledge

When these 4-intersect- the outcome is usually success.

Think about it.

Without taking a risk- you will lack the action and confidence needed to bring something to life- or to take a gamble on an idea, or, have the conversation needed to get to your next place.

Without optimism- you will not have the energy and the passion needed to overcome any resistance that comes your way (which it will). Optimism and Passion are the super-powers you need to advance anything.

Without hard work- you will not show up each day, with consistency to move yourself, your team, and a project/ idea forward. Hard work is so important because doing anything great is HARD!

Without knowledge- you will not have the mindset and intellect needed to come up with a revolutionary idea, way of doing things, product, or style of leadership/management that is needed to go the distance.

Each of these ingredients works together like a highly synchronized orchestra- with the yield being Success.

This is why I look at success and achievement as the results of intersecting roads.

If you only drive one road- one way- you only end up in one place.

You must drive all the roads.

When you do, your chances for success get way up.

I love this quote: The harder I work, the luckier I get.

Luck plays into things, but, it is the result of driving each of the above roads each and everyday... 

That is how you get where you want to go, assuming your destination is success.

What road should you be driving more?

Let's go!

Your Coach,


Dana Cavalea
Dana Cavalea

Dana Cavalea is the World Champion Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance of the New York Yankees. Currently, he is a High Performance Speaker & Consultant to Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, and Workforces on lifestyle strategies to reduce stress, improve work/life integration, and most importantly improve daily performance /outcomes. Book Dana to Speak at your Company Event or Conference Today!

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