Everyone has an idea of what it means to succeed.
If I asked you to picture a successful person you might think of a wealthy businessman, olympic athlete or a chart-topping musician. These people are all considered successful because, in one way or another, they are better than others, they have reached the top of their respective field and often have a large fortune or fame to show for it.
The disappointing reality is that most of us won’t “succeed” to this level. After all, Tinie Tempah wouldn’t be Tinie Tempah if everone was a wonderman. However, we all have different goals, and true success is a private, personal achievement.
To some success may be getting a good degree, landing their dream job or even just leading a life that makes them happy. However, to some extent all of these goals have one thing in common – they all involve achieving something, getting somewhere, excelling. It involves willingness to sacrifice and relentless dedication. This is where most fall down and this is why success is such a coveted achievement.
Imagine if tomorrow you could wake up and be willing to undergo any experience, no matter how unpleasant, imagine if you had a positive acceptance of pain and discomfort. After all, why aren’t you working right now – its boring and unpleasant right?
Achieving success needs a steely focus on a final destination and the willingness to do whatever it takes. Ask yourself, how much do you really want a six-pack, beach body or to look good naked – are you willing to skip nights out, forgo takeaways in favor dry chicken and wake up early to hit the gym before lectures? If not then chances are you’ll never get there – find the hunger and passion, you’ll succeed no matter what.