How bad do you want to be successful?
Whether it’s a 6- or 7-figure money amount or that Creative Director title or another level of success, how bad do you want it? Just as we all define success differently, we all have different motivators and varying levels of motivation.
Let’s talk about that motivation.
In the current 4-minute Spartan Race promotional video, Rap Preacher Eric Thomas reveals what may be a modern day fable with one of the strongest examples of what urgent motivation is.
(The Spartan Race is an Obstacle Racing Challenge that originated in 431B.C. The Spartan Race website shows races in 2013 scheduled in America, Canada and Great Britain.)
Imagine if your motivation was as imperative as getting enough oxygen. What if your drive to achieve success was as powerful as your desperation to get air during an asthma attack?
“When you want to succeed as much as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.”
In the video, Thomas continues, “You don’t care about no basketball game. You don’t care about what’s on TV. You don’t care about nobody calling you. You don’t care about a party. The only thing you care about when you’re trying to breathe is to get some fresh air. That’s it. And when you get to the point where all you want to do is be successful as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.”
Now, take out the parts about breathing from that quote. The last line becomes, “And when you get to the point where all you want to do is be successful, then you’ll be successful.”
So, what are you willing to give up?
- Your Comfort Zone?
- Limitations you’re putting on yourself?
- Being Shy?
- Your Pride?
- Happy Hour?
- Video Games?
- Softball League?
- Getting the newest iPad?
- Certain People?
What are you willing and ready to give up in order to own your success?
Did you notice some of the people in the race video were missing arms and legs? They gave up the limitations either they put on themselves or others tried to contain them with. How bad must they have wanted the success of crossing that finish line?
When you get to the point where all you want to do is be successful, then you’ll be successful.
In the comments, share what you know you need to give up in order to reach your next level of success. I’ll start.
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