I know a lot of people think mindset is a bunch of Ho’opono-pocus and I’m not a religious person. I’m always open to learning about other people’s beliefs and cultures although ultimately what I believe in is… MYSELF!
Be The Wolf Not The Sheep
Too many people look for a higher power or other substitutes to fix problems instead of finding strength with in themselves. Culture is brainwashing you all the time to desire completion and this could be a widely debated topic on how literally how society brainwashes you to think that there will be completion. There’s no one trying to control you but just the way the society works out. The classic example that you’ll hear such as in Zen and stuff is you finish kindergarten you go to grade school, finish grade school, go to junior high, finishing junior high, go to high school, then theoretically go to college, get a job, get promoted, retire and then the end is you die. There is no completion because you have to understand in the world putting it overly simple there’s like the wolves and the Sheep. One way of looking at it among a million different ways you could are the people who think there’s going to be completion and they are given a script by the Wolves who then eat them is sort of the gist of it. The reason why there’s many different reasons why we all want to be told what to do and a lot of it could come down to that human beings are we have hierarchy, we respond to hierarchy, and we come from tribes so there’s many different reasons that we all wish that we could be told what to do. I’m gonna focus on one reason here in particular what I’m gonna say we’re going to put the microscope on this one particular reason. The reason why I think that we all wish that we could be told what to do is because we’re all tired and we’re all scared. We’re all tired and we’re all scared and because we’re tired and scared we just wish somebody would tell us it’s going to be okay and just give us a direction. The Wolves achieve thrive on this and you got to realize that there is no completion. There’s no completion here and the world is always changing. Life is always moving from out of out of disorder comes order out of order comes hits order societies thrive and implode relationships go awesome for a while and dissolve, friendships are tight and end, relationships are hot and passionate and can potentially end or if you follow certain rules you can make them last longer. Certainly you do have a degree of control and that is why this people in business you should actually learn how good business works, if you learn pickup and relationship then you should learn how that works, and you can definitely stretch things out and create a robust structure not a fragile structure is always falling apart. When you’re in a State of Mind where you have complete self trust to respond to any situation or to make decisions to Be a decision maker in the face of vagueness and ambiguity or in other words, to be a wolf that is a higher level of consciousness of a different vibrational frequency. As new age people will call it, you’re more awake and the reward is the state of mind and the person who you become realize that the Wolves of the world simply embrace the ambiguity be the wolf not the sheep and realize that there never is a completion.
Break the Bad Habits
Whatever it is, you’re bold enough, you’re big enough to dream. If you are intentional an deliberate about it. Now, there are some aspects of it that are going to be organic. But if you are intentional and deliberate. I want you to understand that is not going to happen by luck. Productivity is always intentional and deliberate.
Every single day, if you do a little, you’re gonna wake up one day and you’re dreams are going to be a reality. You can’t just say you want it! You can’t just want it. It’s cute to say it. But when it’s showtime, when the sun comes up, when the sun comes up you got all the software and training. You got all it takes. You got all the access. Now it’s time to hunt. And what separates you from everybody else, is that when is time to hunt, you’re ready to hunt. Nowadays, everybody’s got lions on their profiles. Everybody talks positive about themselves. Everybody talks like you’re a beast. You dress like you’re a beast. You got the cars like a beast. But then when it’s time to do what a beast do, you back up. You gotta get up and make it happen. I can! I will! I must! How do you get to that next level? How do I get my business to the next place? How do I get other people to the next place? Look, if you wanna get rich, you wanna be really successful.
And when I say rich, I’m not talking about money. I’m talking about a rich life. Freedom. Time with family. Choices. Get to do what you want. Look, if you wanna be in business for yourself and free, you must learn to dominate. You cannot compete. What are you doing? You know that, most people are gonna spend more time in their life working than any other single thing? And not being successful? You gotta be totally committed. You gotta be completely certain. You want a million dollars, you want two million dollars, you want five million dollars? How much money do you want? How much success do you want? How much notoriety do you want? You want a New York Times bestseller? Why can’t you have everything? “Oh but I’m too old” So what? Colonel Harland Sanders made all his money after he was 65 years old.
He wasted the first 64 years. If you’re not sure of your own value, your own goals and what you want, the world will never reward you. Of what you want, your value and your goals. You need to pressure yourself. You need to cook yourself. You need a necessity level way up. When I wake up in the morning, I write my goals down.
When I go to bed at night, I write my goals down. It’s the first thing and the last thing I do every day. I’ve been doing that for years now. It is why I keep a notepad and pen next to the bed just incase an idea pops into my head at 3am. Here are four steps you must take to create the next level of success in your life. Number one: you must get attention. You gotta get attention. If you gotta scream to get it, get it. What do these people have in common? Michael Jordan, Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, Oprah, a Navy SEAL, and my mother.
You know what they have in common? This: Greatness has in common. Immersion. They’re immersed. They’re immersed completely in their environment. Number two: They’re dedicated, completely dedicated. Three: They have a total commitment. Immerse yourself. You have to immerse yourself right now. With right reading, Audio programs, and Video. Find Youtube channels that are good for you. Immerse yourself with books, audio, and video daily. You hit all three of those. When I’m reading something, listening to something and watching something. These are completely different ways to learn.
Anybody can do this, folks. Anybody can do this. This is not about a college degree. This is about taking massive amounts of action to get attention for yourself, your brand, your company, your products, your ideas, your dreams. Life is really really short. And I think that we don’t value and appreciate our freedoms and our opportunities in our life. The universe is yours.
You need to understand that success does not require you to look out the window. It only requires that you look in the mirror. To be successful you don’t have to look out the window and “Oh, where’s my help?” “Where are the people that I need?” All you gotta do is stop, look directly in the mirror, and the one person you need to blow up, the one person you need to be successful is looking right back at you.
And if you’re willing to make a commitment to that person in the mirror, if you’re willing to look at that person in the mirror and say: “I make a commitment to you from this day forward, that whatever it takes, I’ll do whatever it takes.” Whatever it is you want to accomplish or whatever it is you want to do, you literally have to see it first. It is easy to go through life holding on to things that are weighing us down. Guilt, resentment, doubt, worry. The problem is when we allow these things in, they’re taking up space for the good things that should be there.
Imagine your life is like a container. You were created to be filled with joy, peace, confidence, creativity. But if you allow worry in, it pushes out the peace. There’s not space to both. You can’t go above 100%. You have a limited amount of room. If you allow guilt to take up space, that’s space that you don’t have for the confidence you need. Some people don’t enjoy their lives. It’s because of their container. The body is a vessel to our spirit inside. Their heart is contaminated with so many things. They have 10% worry. Stressed out over their job. 12% bitterness. Mad at their neighbor. 20% guilt. Beating themselves up for past mistakes. 9% jealousy. Their coworker is perhaps more beautiful. They don’t realize 70% of their container is negative.
How much space are you giving to guilt? To shame? To regret? To being against yourself? Whatever it is, it’s too much. Give no place to guilt. Give no place to worry. Give no place to bitterness. It can’t come in and automatically take over. You control what’s in your container. You control what you think about. What you choose to allow in. We all have negative emotions. Negative feelings. However, you have to make the choice. I’m not going to give to this jealousy, this bitterness, this anger, valuable space and let it poison my life. I’m going to protect what I allow in me. Every morning when we wake up we need to empty out anything negative from the day before. You have to be disciplined. Say “No, I am not giving this offense any room.” “I am not gonna let it sour my day.” Or you wake up in the morning and thoughts of worry come.
How are you gonna pay your bills? What if the medical report it’s not good? You’ll never get out of this problem. Don’t allow that in. Take inventory of what you’re giving space to. Life is too short to go through it with negative things holding us down. Worry will make you weak. Living stressed out will make you old, give you wrinkles, take your passion. Being bitter, angry, resentful, will shorten your life. Get in a habit of emptying out the offenses, empty out the worry. You make a mistake, empty out the guilt. You didn’t do your best? Empty out the regret. Do better next time. It’s easy to live life in regrets. Thinking about what you should’ve done differently.
I should’ve raised my children better. I should’ve been more faithful in my marriage. I should’ve finish college. Don’t go through life looking in the rearview mirror. Down on yourself, living in regrets. You can’t do anything about the past, but you can do something about right now. Being against yourself doesn’t help you do better. It pushes you down. Why don’t you forgive yourself? Why don’t you empty out the guilt? Why don’t you turn off the accusing voices? When you fall down, don’t stay down and get back up again. When the accuser whispers “Look at you! You blew it again. You’ll never get it right.” , just answer back “Yes, I know I’m not perfect, but I am forgiving.” “I may not be where I should be, but I’m making progress.” “I’m moving forward, I’m not where I used to be.” Don’t let guilt poison your future. Empty it out. Somewhere, deep inside, you know what kind of person you were designed to be. If you wanna produce great acorns, think like an oak. Not like an acorn. Think like the person you intend to become. Like the christian question “What would Jesus do?”, ask yourself “How would the person I’d like to be?” The acorn has three parts.
It’s got a stem, a cap, and a seed. And the stem represents it’s connection to the past. All the acorns, all the oaks that have ever existed in it’s line before, are encoded in that transfer, through that stem. The legacy into this acorn. The cap holds onto the seed until the seed it’s ready to grow on it’s own. So the cap represents your coaches, your mentors, your role models, your guides, your parents. Your friends, your teachers. What kind of seed is in you? I believe, part of our responsibility in life, is to find out who we are.
To discover ourselves. First off, we need to respect our nature. We need to realize we are part of a continuing chain that carries a legacy and a responsibility. There are many things we can do with our lives. And I think is our job to find out what those things are and to do them as well as we possibly can. So that we’re passing along the right imprint for the next generation. So first, we need to respect our nature. Second, we need to know our nature. Get to know things about yourself that most people don’t discover. For example: Know how you’re smart. Not just how smart you are in comparison to others. In what ways are you smart? Know what you care about. What are the values that motivate your choices? If you will spend one extra hour each day, studying your chosen field, you’ll be a national expert in that field in five years or less. So nurture your nature. Figure out, first off: “I am valuable.” Accept that. “I wanna know who I am and I wanna know how I operate and how can I understand me better.” “And then I wanna nurture that nature.
I wanna apply myself in the world.” “And put myself to work in such ways that the rest of the world says: Well, that’s cool! ” So ask yourself every day. “How would the person I’d like to be, do the things I’m about to do?” The truth is very concise. The words are very few. But people don’t wanna hear the truth. Cause the truth hurts. But you grow off from pain. You really do. You can’t know how to deal with success, you can’t know how to deal with failures, you can’t know how to deal with the bumps in the road, that if you haven’t had a taste of everything. We all have next level ability. There are not other people that are holding you back. Your boss isn’t holding you back. Your parents aren’t holding you back. Those are excuses. To me, there’s no such thing as luck. All luck is preparation meeting opportunity. Plain and simple. You have to be ready, prepared, for that situation.
If, you’re an employee of a company, and the boss puts you into a pressure situation, that a privilege. He believes in you and you better deliver. Cause if you don’t, that situation goes to somebody else. And you may never get that opportunity again. Everything matters. If you take any situation and just take the word “only” and take the word “just” out of it, it changes the whole phrase. It’s ‘just’ a game. It’s a game. It’s ‘only’ a job. The body has limitations. The mind does not. We focus so much on what goes on from the neck down, that we forget it all starts from inside our head. Everything starts from our mindset. If you’re not mentally ready, you’re never really physically prepared. And that’s where the preparation starts. I firmly believe that everybody everybody has a gift. It’s your job to figure out what that gift is. Then it becomes your job to decide whether you’re going to act on that or not. Everyone sees the work that you put in.
But it’s what you don’t see that’s gonna determine how far you’re gonna get. I hear stuff all the time. People say “Oh, look in the mirror.” “And you’ll see why you not succeeded.” I don’t believe that. It’s what you don’t see in the mirror. That’s what’s holding you back. It’s what you’re not willing to see. That is why talent is not enough. When you finally see it and accept it, and decide to work on it, then you can take that next level. A lot of people ain’t honest with themselves about what they really want. You wanna make more money than you ever made? Perhaps, you wanna travel the world?
You wanna build your second home? I’m not sure what you want but I need you to understand that you gotta give something. You can’t stay where you are and go where you’re trying to go. Do not let anyone or any job that you do, kill your dream. Because the only thing that can make you feel alive, is your dream. Honestly believe that, if people are not calling you crazy, your dream isn’t big enough. No matter how many people told me “No”, no matter how many people lied to me. Focus on one thing. Make it your priority and stick with it no matter what. Whatever your dream is. Whatever your goal is. You’re not gonna be able to make it happen if you don’t have a vision and you gotta realistically see yourself doing it and take action working toward it.
Change Your Future
If follow this advice and take action I can help you change your future and may very well change your life for the better. I wish someone had told me this when I was growing up. Growing up there was times that I wasn’t as truthful with people as I should have been. I may have manipulated people or acted differently around others to accept me because I didn’t accept myself. I would make up stories to fit in. Sure, some people may accept me into their world but everything I did was for someone else to like me. I felt like I was losing my own identity and knew I had to make a change in my life. I was at an all time low and I wasn’t going anywhere. I wasn’t exactly what everybody said I was going to be which is nothing was where I was the direction I was heading. I knew I had to make a change and the feeling I had every morning I looked in the mirror was horrible and I did’t want to feel like that anymore. I felt depressed and scared. Most people will accept that and look for help from others, in therapy, or medication. I on the other hand, have always been an introvert, a loner, a bit of a lone wolf. The best thing that happened to me was that nobody knew how to help me. As humans we tend to want to find out how to be someone else and emulate that. We fail to reflect instead of react. What we don’t do is truly look inside.
We are writing our story every day of our life but we never read that book. You have to look inside of yourself and see what you really want. What are you you passionate about? Your soul is screaming for you to answer your true calling. Live your truth! You can change the day if you redefine what success gives to you You can transform your damaged relationships and build new ones.
You can forgive yourself and others that have hurt you. You can become a leader by mentoring with others who you aspire to be like. You can rebalance your priorities in life You can heal your marriage and recreate a stronger love than you ever thought possible. You can become the best parent possible at any age even at 85, but don’t wait until then. You’ll always be able to make more money however, you cannot make more time. After years of repetitive work you will often need to dig hard to find your passions redefine your dreams and revive hobbies that you let Atrophy to near-extinction the goal is not to simply eliminate the bag which does nothing more than leave you with a vacuum but to pursue and experience the best in the world we All have dreams and it’s very scary sometimes to accept a dream that you have while scarier still to say, I want that! It’s scary because you’re afraid that if put your heart and soul into it and fail, how are you going to feel about yourself? So being fearless means putting yourself out there and going for it no matter what.
Go for it! Not for anybody else but for yourself. We are all great no matter if you think you’re dumb, if you think you’re fat even if you actually are overweight. No matter if you have been bullied or No matter if you just got back from Iraq, Afghanistan and you have no legs or arms or whatever the situation. We all have greatness it is just that you got to find the courage to put your headphones on and silence the noise out of this world and to find it.
Find it because it’s out there. But, it’s going to take hard work, courage, and self discipline. It is gonna take all the non-cognitive skills to be great. What do you want to be remembered for? What can you do? Ponder to make the world a better place. What is your true purpose on this earth? We are all dying But, only a small select few are truly living. We can step out of the shadow into the light for mental greatness. You are meant for more than just what you do for a living. You are an eternal being meant to inspire and help the world. Let’s get it right once and for all in this lifetime.
Your mind and your body once connected together can do anything If you want to be the best. If you want to reach the pinnacle of success, you must be immersed at all times. You can’t short change yourself. You’re not cheating anyone but, yourself. I mean you’re tired you literally came this far. Why would you not go that extra to past your goals? Never give up regardless of how challenging your destiny in life will be. The world will soon. Understand now that if there is no joy when you wake up in the morning if you dread the sound of the alarm clock going off, if you feel stagnant, if you have the thought in your head that there has got to be more to life than this. You know what you should do?
You should stop doing whatever it is you are doing! You will become exceptional the moment you make an exceptional decision. The only biggest changes in your life form when making a decision. You have to be so clear in your mind exactly what you want to do and what you want to achieve and for me It doesn’t work without any goal without any target. I cannot compete properly. Commitment is when you know after you’ve decided you commit to do this for the long term whether it’s hard or easy Doesn’t matter, you’re doing this if you’re having a difficult time with something, your relationship isn’t where you want it to be, your finances are not where you want it to be, your body’s not where you want to be, your business Not where you want it to be. You need to take massive action if that doesn’t work try something else. If that doesn’t work try something else. Keep going with massive action, and you will find the way because it will give you momentum. You have to be able to see what doesn’t exist in order to be able to pull off or achieve.
What in most people’s mind seems to be impossible I want you know something, that the bigger your dream is the harder the drive. The bigger your dream is the earlier you will have to get up. The longer you going to have to stay up, the bigger your dream is the more effort your going to have to put in. You’ll never see it for those of you. Who are 70% beast mode and 30% gazelle, that’s just enough for that other person to outdo you. That’s just enough for the other person who wants just as you want. I want you to think about those goals. I want you to taste them. I want you to I want you to be I want you to internalize it I’m telling you to dream your dream. cuz I want you to feel it! I want you to taste it! I want you to know how close, I want you just like when the weather is changing you can feel it. I want you to be able to feel when you’re getting closer to it and closer to it but more importantly, I want you to know when you dream your dream that there are other people who are dreaming the exact same dream.
When you said to Yourself when the ball comes down this is what I want to accomplish. You’re not the only person that wants to accomplish it and now I ask you this question. What do you do when thousands of other people want exactly what you want? What do you do when you’re not the only one that wants to make a million dollars a year. You’re not the only one that wants to be the president. You’re not the only one that wants to be a CEO. What if you’re not the only one that wants what you want? What if there are Thousands of other people who want what you want? You have to out work them. You gotta out grind them. You got to get up earlier and hustle. You’ve got to stay up later. You’ve got to execute and you’ve got to go from 7% to 120% if other people are putting in 40-hour work weeks, and you’re putting in 100 hour work weeks, you will achieve that in four months. However it takes them a year to achieve Stop crying and just keep hustling. Hustle is the most important word ever! If you want this if you’re miserable or if you don’t like it where you are, and you want something else? If you have a passion somewhere else, work nine to five, spend a couple hours with family, then 7 to in the morning is plenty of time to do damage. I mean you start building your equity in your brand or whatever you’re trying to accomplish. After hours everybody has time stop watching TV. If you really have a drive, and you really put your heart and soul into something you can really make anything happen. Why don’t you just prove everybody wrong? I want to make it and I am determined that I’m going to make it regardless of what anybody says. This thing you’re doing it for yourself. You’re not doing it for anybody else.
Sure, your family and friends might support you however, at the end of the day you are doing it for yourself.
Become Unbroken And Fix Your Life
Work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work and you really need to love what you do. Keep looking if you are unclear of what you want or where to start and don’t settle.
You’re going to have some ups and you’re going to have some downs. Most people give up on themselves easily. A Diamond in the rough are formed when pressure is applied. Anybody can feel good when they have their health, their bills are paid, they have happy relationships. Anybody can have a larger vision then, Anybody can have a large vision then, anybody can have faith under those kinds of circumstances. The real test comes when you get knocked down. It takes courage to get back up. Part of being hungry when you have been defeated. It takes courage… to start over again. Fear kills dreams. Fear kills hope. Fear… puts people in the hospital.
Fear can age you and can hold you back from doing something that you know within yourself that you are capable of doing, but it will paralyze you. At the end of your feelings is nothing, but at the end of every principle is a promise. Behind your little feelings, it might not be absolutely nothing at the end of your little feelings. But behind every principle is a promise. And some of you in your life the reason why you not at your goal right now, because you just all about your feelings. All on your feelings, you don’t feel like waking up – who does? Everyday you say ‘no’ to your dreams, you might be pushing your dreams back a whole six months, a whole year! That one single day, that one day you didn’t get up could have pushed your stuff back I don’t know how long. Don’t allow your emotion to control you. If you don’t discipline and contain your emotion, they will use you. and you’re going to go all out to have it.
It’s not going to be easy, when you want to change, it’s not easy. If it were in fact easy, everybody would do it. But if you’re serious, you’ll go all out. I’m in control here. I’m not going to let this get me down, I’m not going to let this destroy me. I’m coming back! And I’ll be stronger and better because of it! This is what you stand for! Take full responsibility for your life. Accept where you are and the responsibility that you’re going to take yourself where you want to go. You can decide that I am going to live each day as if it were my last! Live your life with passion and with some drive!
Decided here and now that you are going to push yourself. The last chapter to your life has not been written yet, and it doesn’t matter about what happened yesterday. It doesn’t matter about what happened to you, what matters is: ‘what are you going to do about it?’ This year I will make this goal become a reality. I won’t talk about it anymore. I can. I can! I CAN ! To persevere I think is important for everybody. Don’t give up, don’t give in. There’s always an answer to everything.
You Are A Warrior
Maybe you’re at the darkest point of your life and you’re ready to give up. You’e at a point in your life when you feel like it’s do or die. You’re going through so much pain you’re going through so much agony, you’re ready to give up, you’re ready to quit. I’ve got one word for you – warrior! Fear is not not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the past and of the future. It is a product of our imagination causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. Fear is a choice. Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
I want your dream to be so clear that when you wake up in the morning all you got to do is step in your dream and the first step for me was seeing something I was not before I was. You can do it. Where you are is temporary! You will not be there for the rest of your life. I don’t care what happens in your life, I don’t care what it looks like, I don’t care where you are, every single day you wake up if you’re going to have energy if you’re going to have passion, if you’re going to have drive, every day you wake up you’ve got to start with that vision. This is a mentality you got to live this, you got to eat this, you got – every single thing you do is not a choosing it’s a way of life. It’s got to possess everything you do, it’s got to own. There’s no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A. I want to see how far I can go, I want to see what I can accomplish, I want to see what I can do, what I can be, what I can have, I want to see I don’t want to see what think I can do, I don’t want to see what I think is possible, I want to see what my life will look like if I don’t count the cost and I was willing to go further then anybody was willing to do.
You can’t do anything without faith it’s impossible to accomplish anything without faith, so I need to believe. There is still time, as long as there is a breath in still left in me, as long as you can wake up in the morning The first step before anyone else in the world believes it, you have to believe it. You need to believe Cause if you’re willing to go through all the battling you got to go through to get where you want to get, nobody has the right to stop you? Perhaps there is something your really want to do or something you left unfinished? You gotta do, what you were meant to do and you gotta do, what you was born to do you gotta do. You gotta find ad do what works for you, because if you do what works for you gonna blow up and find success.
It’s in your DNA! It’s who you are! You are a warrior. It’s time for you not to back down. Not to give up. Not to give in. Either you get knock something of your to-do list or you get knocked down and if you get knocked down, get back up and you continue to throw crap against the wall until something finally sticks. Listen to me very carefully you are a warrior! It is time for you to fight. I know you have that warrior inside and now I just need you to activate it.
I don’t invite life’s challenges, but I don’t back down from them either. I know we all face tough times. I know I am not exempt from life’s struggles. But I know I am STRONG I know just as on a stormy day that it won’t rain forever and the sun will eventually come out, this too shall pass. I know there will be better days… BUT ONLY if I keep fighting Like a warrior! Fighting with all my heart. The heart of a lion. The strength I have is like no other. I don’t survive, I THRIVE! I can do this and I WILL GET THROUGH THIS. Warriors are built from the struggle, formed from pain, strengthened by adversity.
Embrace your challenges and push through them like the warrior you are. You are stronger than your PAST and you are stronger than the challenges coming in your future! The strength I have is like no other! I am not a survivor! I am a WARRIOR! I don’t survive, I THRIVE! I can do this and I WILL GET THROUGH THIS! I make the best of bad situations. I see the opportunity in the struggle. I grow strength from my hardships. I am thankful for my hard times – they make me stronger. I am thankful for the pain – it makes me raise my game. I am grateful for the worst of times, it ensures my story will be a great one. From ZERO to HERO. From nothing to something. From the bottom to the TOP, HERE I COME! Keep going, as dark as it gets keep going. As difficult as it gets, as much as it seems as if the world is crumbling down around you and there’s no way out, keep going. See most people stop, they don’t get it, they quit, they quit reaching for their dreams.
I noticed that there are those who squash others dreams. Now, I don’t know why these people do this. I don’t know why the naysayers or squashers do this but I do believe it has something to do with they’re own insecurities, doubts, and fears. Grow stronger and then inspire others to become the strongest versions of themselves. That’s how we evolve. I go beyond the fears and limitations of other people. I control my life. No matter what road you take in life there are always going to be things you have to do that you just don’t want to don’t to do. Go and do those things. YOLO (You Only Life Once). Every experience that we have leads us to who we are and where we stand and that’s always the right place to be. If you can’t, you must. If there’s something that you can’t do because there’s an obstacle in your way that means it’s your responsibility to do that thing so that you can destroy the obstacle. Failure is necessary. Failure is success and success is failure. They need each other. The more failings you have, the more success you have, the darker the night, the brighter the day. Nobody that has truly found success has done so without failing and learning from those shortcomings along the way.
The harder the ball hits the ground, the higher it goes up. Pain is a beautiful thing. Challenge is what life is about. A life without challenge, a life without pain, is a life without growth. So not only do I embrace the challenge, embrace the pain but I even look forward to it. Religious people and those of faith will tell you there’s a Judgment Day. I believe we face multiple judgment days while we’re walking on earth. The judgement Day is today. Judgment Day is now and the judgment is going to allow you to live a life of hell now or to choose your own Kingdom.
When You Want To Succeed
So if you want to make six figures you can’t just be talking about you want to make six figures. I guarantee whatever it is you want to do in life you’ll be able to do. Regardless of if is, you will be able to accomplish academically, financially, relationship-wise, or whatever.
So, to illustrate my point on wanting to succeed I’m going to share a short-story and perhaps some of you have heard this one.
A young entrepreneur wanted to find success and make a lot of money in his niche so he hired a guru to help mentor and coach him. The Guru instructed the young entrepreneur that if he wished to be on the same level to meet him at the beach the next morning by 5 a.m.
Wanting to make money, the young entrepreneur was deeply puzzled by the wise guru’s odd request but obediently complied. The next morning the young entrepreneur eagerly arrived overly dressed sporting his finest suit and tie.
The wise guru wearing shorts commonly grabbed the confident entrepreneur by the arm and lead him into the open water. Confused, the entrepreneur thinks to himself that his intention is to learn to make money not to become a lifeguard.
At waist deep the entrepreneur is really starting to get annoyed but the guru encourages him to keep going. Once again, the entrepreneur reluctantly complies.
A bit further out the water the entrepreneur is neck deep and can no longer touch the bottom. Suddenly, he stops and starts to turn back as he believes this guru has wasted his time.
The guru reminds the entrepreneur that he came to him because he had thought he wanted to learn how to become successful and he had already come so far. Starting to turn away and head back to shore the guru suddenly pushes the entrepreneur’s head under the water and holds him down.
Struggling, the guru releases enough that the entrepreneur is able to break free and in a fit of rage tells the guru he is crazy and out of his mind.
Back on shore the guru apologies and explains to the young entrepreneur that when he’s head was held under water all you wanted to do was breathe. The entrepreneur nodded agreeably. The guru then went on to explain that when you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe then you’ll be successful.
For anyone that has experienced an asthma attack before I’m sure you can relate. The only thing you in that moment that you care about is getting some air. You’re not focused on getting on what’s on TV, who’s messaging you, or going to partying on the weekend. The only thing you care about when you’re trying to breathe is to get some fresh air that’s it and when you get to the point where all you want to do is be successful as bad as you want to breathe then you’ll be successful.
Most of you want to be successful but you don’t want it bad, you just kind of want it. You don’t want it as badly as you want to go out drinking with your friends. You don’t want it as much as you want to be cool. Most people don’t want success as much as you want to sleep. If you’re going to be successful you gotta be willing to give up sleep to be successful some of you have to stay up even longer because during the time you sleep, you might miss the opportunity to be successful. That’s how bad you gotta work you gotta go days, you gotta want to be successful so bad that you forget to eat.
Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day and if you need to adopt a polyphasic sleep cycle in order to be more productive and get more done than so be it. I’ll sleep 4 hours a day so that I can get more done. I’ve got an opportunity to make a dream become a reality.
Don’t cry to give up. Cry to keep going, don’t cry to quit since your already in pain you and already hurt. Get a reward from it! Don’t go to sleep until you succeed. You can Like and Follow people in your niche but you’ll never be successful until you get off the sidelines and start taking action.
I’m fortunate because I already live a minimalistic lifestyle and don’t smoke, drink (maybe a glass of wine with xmas dinner), or do drugs. To be successful requires that at any moment you are willing, ready, and able to sacrifice what you are for where you want to be.You are not going to dye if you miss your favourite show nor are you going to if you don’t answer your cell phone. Some people need to give up their cell phone because the time you spend on your cell phone could be used for your success. Instead, the time you could be using to be successful, you’re using on the cell and the cell phone is not bringing you nothing but a bill while somebody has told you that you couldn’t live without it. Stop being soft, we are a society of abundance and opportunity yet for the majority they soiled. At the end of your comfort zone is where the journey to success begins. If you can’t sacrifice to get to where you want then you will remain content where you are.
People are all full of excuses. I’m always hearing about how someone isn’t good at this or that. You’re right you never bothered to learn. I challenge you to study a subject that will improve your skill set. I’m not saying that you have to master it but if you learn the fundamentals you will not only have a deeper understanding but become educated enough to outsource tasks you have the least skill to complete.
This is the EXACT playlist I’ve created and personally listen to everyday. I truly believe if you follow the inspirational and motivational advice then you will develop the proper mindset required to be successful.
The audio was extracted from several Youtube video compilations and further edited on the subject of personal self-development. I used the audio to create a playlist that I could sync to my iPod (or any mp3 player device) for helping me stay positive and motivated on the go during some dark times.
The purpose of uploading this to Soundcloud and making it available to download for free is in the hopes that by sharing it, it may help and perhaps inspire others to become success in both business and life.
The thing about finding success is that it requires the right mindset which requires a degree of personal self-development paired with taking massive action. Some people have the wrong mindset and fail to take action. These people either sit on the sidelines cheering but never get in the game of life or sit on the sidelines booing others. On the other hand, some people take action and have the wrong mindset which holds them back from finding success. Perhaps, in the IM/MMO niche the topic of Mindset gets dismissed as lame or misinterpreted as simply being positive and wishing what you want. Regardless of what niche your in, you will not reach true success without having the right mindset. Let me know what you think by sounding off in the comments.