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The law of averages shows that success comes from persistence and effort.

Key Points:

  • The law of averages is a principle that “states that the likelihood of certain events evens out if the frequency is increased.” This principle means that if you persist towards your goal, increasing the frequency of attempts, you will eventually achieve success more regularly.
  • Whether you apply this rule to your dating life, your job hunt, or your creative work, the majority of people will reject you. But take heart: the law of averages tells us, and successful individuals have proven, that the more rejection you receive, the closer you get to finding someone who will work with you.
  • To find a job, send out more résumés. To find a girlfriend or boyfriend, go on more dates. To get a novel published, keep querying agents. To get recognition for your paintings, keep painting. Essentially, keep trying.

Quote This:

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life- mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. – Julius Erving

See Also: Success, Workplace

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Talk about a time when you have been successful at something. How long did it take you to reach that point? Do you think the law of averages applies to that situation?
  3. What is a current goal that you have for your personal or professional life? Why is this a goal of yours?
  4. In what ways would you apply the law of averages to working toward this goal?
  5. What do you think is the best way to deal with rejection? Explain.
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.