Tony Robbins, Daymond John, Peyton Manning, Mark Cuban, Usain Bolt—These are all thought and industry leaders who have paved a path for many others to follow. They’re a diverse group of people with many different talents and skills. They all share one thing in common, though, and I’m about to blow your mind by sharing the secret with you. Are you ready for the magic answer? Are you ready for the most amazing, insightful, revolutionary piece of advice you’ve ever received? Fasten your safety belt. Sit down. Let’s go!
Here is it: All of these people are all willing to do the the little things that most people aren’t willing to do. That’s the “revolutionary” difference between successful people and non-successful people. No matter the industry, the sport or the skill, it’s consistency and sticktuitiveness that ultimately separates people into two different groups. Sure, there are some environmental factors that have an effect on progress and development, but successful people are 100% committed to their vision will adjust to and overcome any barrier that is put in their way. Author David Schwartz writes, “The test of a successful person is not the ability to eliminate all problems before he takes action, but…the ability to find solutions…when he encounters them.”
One of my goals was to graduate college with a 4.0, straight “A’s”. Had Lock Haven not awarded “A-‘s”, I would’ve been successful (3 A-‘s brought me down to a 3.985). My friends were amazed at my ability to get good grades while being so busy with wrestling and life in general. To this day, my friend Kelly recites this story…”I’ll never forget, dude, I remember asking you how in the world you got such good grades in college. You looked at me and said, ‘I go to class and I read what they tell me to read, and I do the work they tell me to do.’ I was shocked. It dawned on me that, up to that point in the semester, I hadn’t opened one book.”
There you have it—Successful people are willing to do the little things that non-successful people are not willing to do.
Ask yourself, “How committed am I to X? Am I willing to pursue it 100%? Like a real 100%?”
All you have to do is open your book. Day after day after day after day after day…