Formula for Success
Ambition. Belief. Consistency.
Three ingredients that you can never get enough of.
From time to time I find myself in the midst of greatness. Over the course of my career I’ve had the privilege of meeting some amazing people. Athletes, executives, entrepreneurs, parents – the list of people who have made their living while beating the odds is endless. Fascinated by their stories I always ask myself what they all have in common.
In the end, it’s simple. The difference between those who “Do” and those who “Try” comes down to three core principles. Ambition, Belief, Consistency. In almost every situation I found that the most successful people were passionate about their goals, made detailed plans and stuck to them.
The ABC’s of Success
Ambition comes from a very personal place inside you. Ambition is deeper than a craving or a passing thought. Ambition is like hunger. Ambition comes from purpose. When your goals are attached to a worthy cause you will be able to channel new energy to get over any obstacles that may threaten your mission.
That energy is called motivation. Only you know what means the world to you.
Find something you are passionate about and use that as motivation to propel you towards your goals. When obstacles appear, remember the reason you started and keep your eyes on your ambitions.
“Chase your dreams or stay asleep.” – 22
Belief is a strong word.
We usually look for proof of something before we can truly believe it.
When it comes to believing in yourself, the proof is in the plan. Not every situation can be planned for ahead of time, but a good strategy goes a long way in avoiding unnecessary trouble. Set yourself up for success. Find mentors who have experiences to share with you. Keep yourself accountable by writing things down and setting deadlines. Your vision will only become clearer as you begin to execute your plan. Monitor your progress and always take the time to plan your next steps.
Consistency is the key. They say that nothing works unless you do. Everyone on earth is given the same 24 hours each day, but it’s what we do with our time that separates us.
Consistency means waking up with the same mindset every day, looking for that next step towards progress.
Think of each day as a deposit in the bank and when you reach your goal you get to make one big withdrawal! Not very many people have the discipline to stay dedicated to their plans. Let your commitment separate you from the pack.
Speed is overrated.
It doesn’t matter how fast you work, but rather that you just keep working. Fast or slow, you will always be making more progress than someone who quit.
“Just keep making deposits…” – 22
When it comes to getting the things you want in life just keep it simple. Decide what you want.
Make a plan. Work towards it day by day, decision by decision.
If you can stay committed, you can make it happen.