I’m not gonna lie. I’m not rich. But one day I will be. Don’t believe me? Thats alright. Most people don’t believe they will ever amount to anything. I’m going to prove you wrong.
First, no one is infallible. No one is perfect. Even bill gates has adisors. If you don’t have someone you look to for advice, then you’re doing it wrong. In life, you’re either working your ass off, chanting HBFS (“Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”) or you’re like most people, slowly dying.
You want to succeed? First you have to immerse yourself in the words of people who believe. Then you have to drown in it. I read Victor Pride, and Return of Kings *daily*, do you? I’m not saying you should be reading what I read, only that, like Alexander the Great, you should find someone whos words you know you can rely on.
The important thing is your attitude. Do you “Believe?”
This isn’t happy-go-lucky ‘positive thinking’. Look, see, The world is full of people who don’t believe. Don’t think they have what it takes. Do you believe you can succeed? Its that simple.
Do you believe you can succeed?
I discovered this when I found a job, after six months unemployed. It looked like I’d be broke forever. I was in the grocery store. The assistant manager was in the other isle, stocking. I knew it. I had asked them four times before. I had received the usual run around, “fill out another application online”, “it’ll stay in the system for 90 days”, etc.
I was getting ready to go to checkout and leave. “Whats the point in trying?”
Then I remembered a quote from online. “If they say no, you haven’t lost anything. Really. How much do you have to lose?”…and the answer was “Nothing.”
Impossible or unlikely?
I realized that I had a shot. Slim, but it was there. And success in life, as Ryan Holiday says (The author of “The Obstacle is the Way”) is all about parsing the difference between the impossible and unlikely.
So the next time you face a choice, whether to “go for it” or not to, ask yourself “Do I have even a 1-in-100 chance?” or “Do I believe I have a shot?” because if I hadn’t, I wouldn’t have got the job. and I wouldn’t be writing this blog right now.
Everything else is just an excuse. All you need to succeed is to give it a try, again, and again, and again. The only people who fail are the ones who give up. Success is outlasting all the failures.
Do you believe you can succeed? Its that simple. Give it a shot, and let me know how this works for you.