Every year people ask me about success.
They ask me about why you can't always get what you want.
They ask me about shortcuts and hacks.
I tell them I don't have any hacks.
What I do have is some principles that work.
They are not glamorous or pretty but they work.
They are fundamental rules of getting to the next level of life.
Follow them and your life will change.
Do the opposite and fail
Let's take a look at a list of hard truths about success and getting what you want.
-Your Work Ethic Must Be Obsessive.
Do people know you because of your work ethic?
If you don't vibrate at a high frequency then you won't make it.
Elon Musk says you need 80 hours a week to change the world.
Most people run when they hear this and this is why most people don't have any money.
-Success Has To Be Studied.
You have to study success.
Look at the top performers in the world in all fields and study them.
Jeff Bezos walks around with a copy of Sam Walton's book “Made in America” n his bag.
Even a billionaire studies success.
He models people who have done it.
Find your role models and follow them.
-You Have To Stay Focused.
You have to stay focused on what you want or you will lose.
There are 2 types of people in this world.
People who are going to get what they want and the life they want.
And then the rest of the people who don't get what they want.
It's that simple.
If you don't stay focused and you allow yourself to get distracted you will drop the ball.
Stay focused through all the ups and downs.
-Life Is Not Fair.
Life is bad for too many people, good for a bunch of people and great for a few.
In which group do you want to be? I think the answer is easy.
You need to think long and hard about this.
Think about this daily.
Remind yourself that you need to lift your game to such a high level that you make sure you elevate yourself to the next level.
–Keep Your Eye On the Gap.
Keep your eye on the gap.
The gap is the difference between where you are right now and where I want to be.
This means you focus on your potential.
The next Level.
You have to focus on that gap.
When the whole house around you are burning keep focusing on that gap.
-Everything You Are Looking For Is In A Book Somewhere.
Whatever it is what you want to learn someone has done it and wrote it down.
The Average American reads one book a year.
How many do you read?
You need to read at least one good book a month.
Get the top books in your field and study them.
Start with one a month and work your way up.
-Average Is An Epidemic.
You need to focus on stepping up to the next level.
You have to get away from the average epidemic.
Average is everywhere around us.
The average is celebrated and congratulated.
Do not get sucked into it because you might never get back.
Demand that you step up above the masses because you can't always get what you want.
-Don't Compete, Dominate.
Forget about competing in your workplace, business or profession.
You need to focus on dominating your space.
When you try and compete you are already losing.
Your goals should be to be the best in your field.
The word “competing “should be forgotten.
Do you think Micheal Jordan thought about competing?
Of course not, he only thought about dominating.
-Success is Not a Straight Line.
In the real world here is how it plays out.
A guy decides he want something and the line gets all blurry.
Things don't exactly go according to plan.
So the line gets blurry and then they get distracted.
They get off the path and get lost.
This happens to a lot of people.
Don't get lost, stay the path when everyone else around you get lost.
-There are 4 Levels Of Activity.
This is almost dead.
This where you absolutely do nothing.
You are either sleeping or in a coma.
You want to do something but then decided against it.
This is dangerous and many people fall for this trap.
Just do the normal amount of work.
Most of the world does normal.
This is the majority of the planet.
This is encouraged and celebrated.
Forget about people telling you about working too hard.
That is your signal you are doing the right thing.
When they tell you that you are obsessed then smile and say yes I am.
I am obsessed with my success
The Most dangerous of them all is normal.
Normal is where the masses around feel happy and content.
They think they are safe.
This is the most dangerous place of all.
At all cost stay away.
-Write Down Your Goals
Write them down every morning and every night.
This way you stay focused on what you want in life and it motivates you on where you are going.
-You Have to Control Your Destiny
You have to commit to your success.
Success is not an option you have to pledge a commitment to your success.
To your family's success.
To the Success of your business.
Success is not just an option its something you have to insist on achieving.
It's not something others can give you.
Nor is it something the government or the economy can provide you.
Success is not determined by luck, chance or grace, color or religion.
It's depended on hard work, creativity follow-through, and persistence.
Refuse to not have it.
Do anything ethical to claim your right to success.
Remeber that success is your duty, your obligation, and your responsibility.
Forget about having thousands of dollars before you make your climb to success.
Become resourceful go with hustle,grit, and determination.
Be willing to do what others won't and you will get what others can't.
Forget about doing what you love and focus on doing whatever it takes to make your dreams a reality.
And remember,you can't always get what you want.