SUCCESS– Ever Wonder why some people seem to have it easier than most?
Today’s topic is going to be what I believe is the very first step in having success, and this can apply to any area of your life. You know I’m a business person, but I believe that these strategies are going to be valuable for anyone who wants anything. No matter what their definition of success is, it’s my belief that these strategies will help anyone.
I definitely will appreciate the feedback, and we’ll be talking a little bit later. I just want to start with the first step.
The first step to major success is, how bad do you want it? Desire, your desire. What is it that you want and how badly do you want it? Now look, some people don’t even know what they want in life or they haven’t figured it out yet. Some people call it a purpose, but I’m not talking about a purpose. I’m talking about specifically about anything you want to have success in. Okay?
Do you know what it is that you want, and do you have the mindset to be able to get you there? A lot of people have doubt. I think it’s very natural to say something like, “Hmm, I think I want to be an Olympic swimmer.” Then they wonder, “Can I be an Olympic swimmer?” You know? Especially if they have a bad meet or they’ve had struggles even getting into the pool.
Here’s what I know. I know that if a person decides that they really, really want to do something, they will do everything that they need, follow their plan, and get it done. That’s called a burning desire. When you have that burning desire to accomplish something the fact of the matter is your brain absolutely kicks into gear because you realise that if you can visualise where it is that you want to go and what it is that you want to do, your brain kicks into gear and it supports you.
Soon all of your thinking, all of your actions start creating the result that you wanted. You have to have that accurate picture in your head. If you wanted to be an Olympic swimmer when you were 10 years old, then you have to start visualising yourself standing on the podium getting medals. That’s extremely powerful.
If you want to be the number one income earner in your company, guess what you have to do? You have to imagine yourself getting that check. If you want to own a certain home, you have to start imagining yourself actually living in the home that you want.
What happens in that desire, that desire, that burning desire automatically helps all the pitfalls that should come along the way, it helps keep you going. When you have a burning desire no matter what it is, you move in that direction and you create, soon your passion is driven towards that burning desire. It allows you to keep your eyes forward. No matter what happens it allows you to keep on going.
In my business, rejection is something that gets in a lot of people’s way and they get so hurt about being rejected from people that they completely step back and say, “Forget it, I’m not going to do this,” because rejection is hard. I will say that no matter what it is, when you have a burning desire it will keep you going and it will absolutely get you there eventually.
That’s number one on our first step to success, our success strategy. Identify your burning desire. Step one, desire. Identify your desire.
I just want to say that, it took me a long time for me to realise what I wanted to be when I grew up. I was in my 50s, and it’s a simple epiphany that I had. It was a huge epiphany, but it’s simple.
I want to help people. I believe God put us on this earth and that we’re supposed to help people. That’s it.