No Athlete was born with exceptional performance!
With the booming of social media, it is now easy to follow the success of a well-known businessman, just as much as keeping up with the success of a former classmate who now owns his own business. Consequently, it is also easy to compare yourself with these people and to wonder “why them and not me”. Words like privilege and luck come to mind, and the most comforting way to brush off these thoughts is to think these people have had it much easier than you.
However, the role we play in how our life turns out is much bigger than we think. And while acknowledging this can be hard, it also is the only way we can start taking control and working towards the goals that we want to achieve, whether they are professional, personal or financial.
Here are our top 3 things that will make you harvest success!
1. Personal Responsibility
We are responsible for every decision we take, every situation we accept to stay in, and subsequently, every step we don’t take.
Society has pressured us into thinking we had to follow a specific path in order to reach our goals, and sometimes our goals are already chosen for us. However, we underestimate how much we are in control of every decision we take during our lives: you took the decision to take this job, you took the decision to study a major you don’t like, you took the decision to eat fast food and to skip your workout.
The first step into embarking a journey of success is to understand that we are the most valuable player in this journey, and that every single choice we make either brings us closer to our objective or holds us back. Most of the time, the fear of the unknown stops us from making a move. This is when we must make a choice between comfort and fulfillment.
Discipline is about choosing between what you want now and what you want most. Taking the decision to start is already an amazing progress, but maintaining this mindset is much harder than we think. The road to achieving a goal starts with a plan and is completed through action. Wanting it only will never be enough.
No athlete was born with exceptional performance. Innovators go through hundreds of trials and errors before releasing a product. Reaching your goals will require of you to choose every day the hardest and scariest path. It will require of you to choose what you want most every time.
3. There is no such thing as an overnight success!
Every successful person you see has worked day in and day out to be where they are now. Whoever tells you the opposite is wrong. From a rising artist, to a booming local business, to an innovative corporation, those are people who have understood that they are responsible of their own lives and chose discipline every day.
Adapting to your environment, overcoming the obstacles, and adopting a “no excuses” mindset is what will get you to where you want to be.
Every component of who you will play a role in your journey to success: what you’re passionate about, the books you read, the hours you put in, the people you surround yourself with.
Every ounce of the person you are plays a role and therefore there is no such thing as an overnight success. Success is defined by the small choices you make everyday that will lead you to where you want to be.
So, if you’re wondering how you can get there, it’s all about seizing opportunities instead of waiting for luck, choosing the harder path instead of comfort, and it’s about understanding how much control you have over your life.