This is a little primer on how to start, survive and finish a journey to super success and I want to share it with you.
Have you ever heard that old saying, “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer”? Sure you have.
Is there a touch of irony here? The bottom line is this: whether you are rich or poor, success, especially super success is within your grasp. Why? Because if you love what you are doing, what you are doing will succeed.
But what if we hate what we do, how do we get out of it? How can we solve the dilemma? What if we’re trapped in an environment that we don't like and don’t want to be involved in any longer? What if we’re sick and tired of our job? What if we feel so trapped we lose all our ambition and want to throw-up every time someone mentions our work?
You have two options. You take inspired and motivated action to get out of your present rut and start living the life you've always dreamed or you cop out for fear of the unknown and stay in that rotten environment you call a job and hate without mercy.
Guess what? A radical change in your mindset is not easy. No one is comfortable with upsetting the status quo. You will have to come out of your comfort zone to discover the potentials and opportunities waiting for you. You have to conquer your fear of change and take a calculated risk including some not so calculated. You have to stay focused and persevere despite the difficulties you will encounter. Those difficulties will come from those closest to you – family, friends, former co-workers. And lastly, you will not have a backup plan because if you have one, you will always, and I emphasize always, fall back on the backup plan regardless of how distasteful it is.
Success doesn't come easy. If it were so easy, everybody would be super successful. It takes hard work. It takes heart. Most of all, it takes passion. It may also take some time before you can actually reap the fruit of your new labor. The line between success and failure is razor thin.
So, how do you survive to endure to the final stage of super success? This is the moment of truth. You are going along working extra hard to reach your goals. This is also the instance when you're enduring whatever adversity hits you. You have left the job you hate but now you begin to regret leaving the safety of its sameness. Yet you push on. Good move because this is the toughest barrier to break through.
So far, so good.
What do you have to do now to sustain the momentum?
Learn to love your current situation. See all the positive sides of life. Be enthusiastic. Love your new work effort at every stage. Love your family, your friends, and even strangers that you meet on the streets. It may not be easy, but nothing is impossible with strong will power. J. Paul Getty, one of the most successful and richest men in the world during his time often suggested that anything we want is within reach. All we had to do was “will” it. Never forget about your dreams. Arrive one step at a time. Balance is the key while you're slowly crawling the long journey to success. Be patient and be enthusiastic. Don't let the rush to get ahead forge such a path that you totally forget how to enjoy life.
Smell the roses along the way.
One fine day, you will achieve what you have always longed. And, when that day comes, don't spit and gloat in the face of those who belittled you at the start, and during your journey.
Please, stay humble. Don't look down on others when you see that you are becoming more successful than they ever thought of being. Help them. Inject your positive aura into their personalities. When you give, you will yield back equal or greater rewards.
Are you ready to begin the journey? Start with courage and desire to improve your life. Survive and go through it with persistence, enthusiasm, and positive thinking. Finish it with a resounding bang of accomplishment and with the desire to help others succeed as well.