I was told by a very wealthy individual that one thing in particular started the chain of events in his life that ultimately lead to his definition of success. His definition of success was to, “Have enough wealth to be able to do whatever I want, whenever I want.” What a great definition of success. It is a condition I have in my definition as well. (Which I am still currently working towards)
This man gave me a quick word of advice that is worth millions and billions of dollars. Are you ready for it? Here it is:
Truly believe you can succeed and you will.
I’m going to ask you for a favor. Read that sentence enough to have it ingrained in your mind. This simple sentence and belief is what started my chain of events that is currently leading me to my definition of success. This is, without a doubt, an essential condition for success. Why? How can something so simple be so powerful?
He explained that when you believe you can succeed; your mind will begin to find more value in yourself. In other words, he said, “I realized that I was worth more than what the typical 9 – 5 job would ever provide for me. I was working at the company for ten years. Whatever I needed to learn and whatever I could learn, was already second nature to me. So, I decided to go out and start my own business with the same process. In two years, I was making more than double what I was at the 9 -5.”
Some people always have believed they will make it, while others may take a little longer to realize that they will. Whatever your case may be, if you are reading this post…it’s time to realize, friends.
He continued to tell me, “When I started believing that I could succeed, it was like a weight lifted off my shoulders. I looked forward to every day. Getting up early to put in the work that would eventually be the company I own today. I was even in a better mood at home with my wife and kids. But the most notable thing that came from it was my ability to take initiative, my ability to be creative, and my ability to continue working when I would have been tired from my 9 – 5.”
Do you truly believe that you can succeed? I know that I do. There isn’t a doubt in my mind, that I will do whatever I need to. You’ve taken a great step by reading this post and I hope you continue to read them. I aim to help you and relay everything I know, to you.
Start today and confirm that you truly do believe. Watch how your day begins to change. That good feeling you have, is the road to your success. Embrace it and move forward. Take initiative and make your dreams a reality.