Reality Check: Are You Ready For Success?
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We all want great success, and the reason for this desire for success can vary. So, why do you want success? Do you think that vast amounts of wealth will make life easier, thereby making you a better person? Are you looking for success in order to make you a better family man or woman? If this is the case, you may not be ready for the high level of success that you’re hoping for.
A Quick Lesson From T. Harv Eker
- Harv Eker is a self-made millionaire. In fact, his success story tells a tale of a man who went from zero to millionaire in just two years! Today, he lives the life that many only dream of, making millions teaching others how to become successful. I’ve recently studied the work of T. Harv and one of his quotes that stands out the most is:
“Money will only make you more of what you already are.”
That’s a powerful statement, and it’s very true. If you’re an unhappy person and you think that success and money will change that, well, you’re going to be disappointed if you ever reach a high level of success. When it comes to your level of happiness, money isn’t going to change a thing.
How To Set Yourself Up For Success
If your goal of success centers around living a financially free life, rather than changing your level of happiness, you’re on the right track. If that’s not the case, how do you get there? How do you set the stage for success?
- Understand That Success Is Hard Work – Consumers are often sold a pipe dream of the ability to make millions overnight. However, this is just a pipe dream. There’s no real get-rich-quick option out there. If there were, everyone would be doing it. The truth of the matter is that success is hard work. In fact, many self-made millionaires agree that if you want to reach a high level of success, you have to be willing to put in 12 or more hours of work per day. So, doing this in an effort to find happiness isn’t going to work. However, knowing that it takes work to achieve your goals and being willing to put forth the effort is a big step in the right direction.
- Work On Emotional Responses – As human beings, we are very emotional creatures, and oftentimes, these emotions drive our actions. However, successful people know how to set their emotions aside when in the heat of the moment in business. This takes more than just an ability to control emotions, but the willingness to handle any emotional walls that you may have before reaching for the high level of success that you desire.
- Choose An Industry That You Love – As mentioned above, finding success is hard work, and many self-made millionaires say that the way to make it is having a willingness to spend a lot of time working. The only way to do that, and be fulfilled in doing so, is to make sure that you are doing something that you love. So, if you want to prepare for success, make sure that you start by finding a product or service that you can not only stand behind, but that you love being part of.
The truth is that success is attainable. However, attaining a high level of success is hard work. Moreover, success isn’t going to change who you are. On the contrary. It will make you more of what you already are. Considering this, if you want to become a successful person, start with becoming happy with who you are. Once you have that, you’ll likely have the willingness to work hard in an industry that you love.