Over the past decade, I’ve helped many plan their path to greater success. I’ve spoken with many billionaires to understand how they got there. I’ve written articles and books with many of the great consultants who have found a way to their own success by helping others. I’ve started several companies for which most failed. I, like many of you, have been searching for that secret ingredient. You know….that one thing that could totally transform your life. Well, there is one thing. It’s not easily obtained. It’s not given. It’s earned. Here’s the best part….you don’t need anyone else. You can get this totally on your own.
There are so many people in the world chasing things that something or someone has convinced them is critical to their success. We search for the best college degree and pay heavily to obtain it. We search for the best companies to work for. We seek the emerging technologies that are projected to be in high demand, ensuring stability for our future. We push ourselves hard to obtain these things. Yet, most of the time, the destination isn’t what we had hoped. We thought we did all the right things but yet it did not provide the accolades it guaranteed.
If you do only one thing this year, as a promise to your future, it should be to develop COURAGE.
COURAGE TO GET OUT FROM UNDER A BAD BOSS WHO HOLDS YOU BACK.
COURAGE TO LEAVE A COMPANY THAT CAN’T SEEM TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE MONEY.
COURAGE TO TAKE A JOB IN ANOTHER STATE THAT PROMISES A BETTER FUTURE.
COURAGE TO TAKE ON A CHALLENGING PROJECT THAT EVERYONE ELSE IS SCARED TO.
COURAGE TO START THAT COMPANY TO BEGIN BUILDING YOUR OWN DREAM.
Courage is the ability to step through a doorway without knowing what’s on the other side. It’s a conscious decision to find your way without a map (or an app). The path to great success is NOT the path most of us have taken. There are few predictable paths to great success. Most of us don’t have the answer to great success. We aren’t there either. We face the same challenges you do. We are afraid to seek it out.
Some of the greatest things ever invented were accidental discoveries. They were unintended consequences of intentional action. Penicillin, transistors, stainless steel, anesthesia, x-rays and much more were found because certain people were taking action to find something. They weren’t totally sure what they would experience, but it was the desire to see what was on the other side of the door that moved them to step through it.
If you only do one thing this year, develop the courage to chase your dream. You never know what you’ll find. And as you begin to build the strength to chase your dreams, let me know so I can share it with the world, as inspiration for the rest of us.