Why are so few people truly successful?
There are 3 CRITICAL Pillars for success:
1. Determine WHAT you want
2. Pay the PRICE
3. Be at it, TILL you get it
Step 1 requires crystal clear CLARITY.
Most people DO NOT KNOW what they truly want.
Those who do know fall into two distinct categories:
Many know what they want.
A few know what they want AND what they don’t want. As a result the time, energies and efforts of the last group are LASER-FOCUSED.
Step2 is about REQUIRED ACTION.
It not doing what is comfortable or what you know or what is logical.
This requires 101% commitment. Most of us commit up to 99.9% – and we would like to believe that’s good enough.
This gap is referred to as the SLIGHT EDGE. Successful people give everything that it takes and THAT LITTLE BIT MORE; which irrevocably tips the scale in their favor.
Step 3 requires PERSEVERANCE.
When nothing remains and you are left all alone; perseverance alone gets you over the hump. It is PASSION and FAITH that makes it possible to persevere, despite setbacks of every kind. Most people operate on competence and hope. Unfortunately, that’s not good enough. Consequently, we pay a much higher price, repeatedly — without getting the fruits of our labor. This is the consequence of being penny wise and pound foolish!
How can you know whether you have clarity and focus or not? Very simple: list down the results you want/desire/intend in your life. Then, list down separately, the results you are physically getting in your life. The gap in the two lists would indicate how far you are off-track.
Successful people FOCUS COMPLETELY ON JUST ONE THING AT A TIME; UNTIL THEY GET EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT. Only then do they settle their focus on the NEXT BIG THING. Thus, methodically they accumulate ACCOMPLISHMENTS. That’s what success is about, isn’t it?