Smart people use smart tools to achieve greatness. It’s hard to be maniacally focused on your goals when you’re juggling 37 different tools, email accounts, social media profiles, and to do lists scattered throughout your phone, inbox, and refrigerator sticky notes. The other problem is that most of the tools being thrown at you today to help you make money, organize your business, or get things done are woefully incomplete or clunky.
Why do you want that money in the first place? Why are you in the position where you need more money right now? If you weren’t able to make more money, what’s the worst that could happen?When you can answer those questions honestly, you’re ready to achieve your desired goal.Success demands that you anchor yourself around “why” and “how” and “when” — instead of just thinking about “what” it is that you want.
There is no greatness without pain and struggle. Change demands friction and adjustment. Both of which are uncomfortable.The hard truth about accomplishing big things is that it is going to cost you more then you ever expect.You think you’re ready to play the game. You think you know the risk involved.
Hustle doesn’t always mean sprint. Most often it means “grind.” That’s the tough truth about trying to go places. It’s not usually going to go the way you want it to. At least not right away.You have to fight for every inch of progress you want to achieve.On the good days, you’re going to feel like what you’re doing actually matters.On the bad days, you’re going to feel like a complete loser.
Forever is a long time. It’s practically never. It’s easy to assume that because something has never happened for you that it never will. It’s easy to assume when you’re discouraged that failure from your past is the only likely future you can expect. Time is the great equalizer. Never really means “not yet.”
Success demands that you do things that are hard. Not just difficult to achieve with incredible amounts of effort, but uncomfortable and frustrating every step of the way.Doing the hard things isn’t really about choosing goals that are massively difficult and then adopting a radical lifestyle that will propel you mightily toward your goal.That’s awesome if you choose it for your path. Impressive, indeed. But for most people, you don’t need to veer so far away from what is obvious.
You won’t ever get to where you want to be if you can’t get things done consistently. Whether it is a New Year’s resolution or a new life direction, you have to do something different if you want to achieve success. That requires focus and determination and a plan for getting things done.If you can’t get things done, you’ll never change your life for the better.
Successful people refuse to make excuses for their own mistakes. They learn and grow and improve obsessively.
Successful people refuse to whine when things don’t go their way. They figure out a way to win in spite of setbacks……
Winners don’t give up. They want to at times. They just don’t. They get hurt. They feel pain. They get angry. They make mistakes — sometimes big ones. But they keep going. They keep moving towards where they want to be.
There is always an excellent reason to give up. And if you look for a reason to justify quitting when things get uncomfortable, there is always a legitimate option available. That doesn’t mean it’s the right decision to make……
Today is a brand new day.This moment — what is happening right now — is your opportunity to rebound. To get stronger and smarter.You could waste this opportunity and stay down or you can take small steps to get to where you want to be.You can go through anything. But you’ve got to get up first.Do that now.
Most of life isn’t going to happen on your terms. You don’t get to choose how most of your day turns out. Circumstances change without you asking for your approval.You just have to deal with it. You have to react like you’re ready. Like this moment is the one you’ve always been waiting for.But how do you do that when you feel blindsided by events or hurt by the actions of friends?
They’re not happy with failure or underperformance.But they appreciate where they’ve been and the struggle that it takes to move them closer to where they want to be.You can’t be around them long without them sharing a list of all the reasons why things are going well. They’re grateful for their progress. They are encouraged by the work that they’re doing. They’re excited about the future.They are grateful.
If your goals matter to you, you’re going to have to do things in the short term that aren’t comfortable. If you want radical change, you’re going to have to sacrifice.
You’re going to have to give up sleep. That means you’re never going to feel like it’s the right time to get out of bed in the morning. You’re always tired.
When you reduce your debt and deny yourself immediate gratification.When you decline convenience for responsibility.You are choosing to take less instead of more.But what seems like less is really more opportunity for you to do what you have always wanted to do — to follow your dreams
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Because it is.Today never comes again. The people you meet, the circumstances that come together, the opportunities that present themselves — they will never be like that after today.
Today you’ll say your last words. What will they be?
Today you’ll make your final decision. What will it be?
Today you’ll go your final place. Where will you go?…..
There are plenty of excuses why you should get another degree, attend another seminar, hire another expert, or “think about it” longer. There are more books to read, more options to consider, and more information you need to know before you should do anything.But there’s not much better at conquering than good, old-fashion hard work.
So much of life is about finding the lemonade in the bag of lemons that you are handed. Success starts with finding serendipity. Spotting the moments of peace and beauty that brighten the otherwise stressful landscape of busy days and chaotic attempts at business mastery.Ironically, these moments of tranquility are all around us. Waiting to be noticed. Waiting to inspire greatness.