Have you ever thought about it? What is your definition of success?
Brian Tracy says a popular definition is, “being able to live your life in your own way, doing only those things you want to do, with the people who you choose, in the situations you desire.”
Do you agree with that?
Mr. Tracy says, the BIGGEST thing holding us back (from success) is our favorite “excuses and lack of self-discipline.”
The truth can hurt at times, can’t it!
Mr. Tracy goes on to say, “It’s not that you don’t know what to do, but rather you don’t have the discipline to make yourself do what you should do, whether you feel like it or not.”
I love a mentor that is bold and honest… don’t you?
I’m sure you’re well aware that 20% of the people in our society earn 80% of the money (enjoy 80% of the riches and rewards)… it’s the Pareto Principle and has been proven again and again wince it was first formulated in 1895.
Tracy goes on to talk about “Starting with Nothing” and that 80% of millionaires and even MULTI-millionaires started with little money. In the book, The Millionaire Next Door, Stanley and Danko interviewed more than 500 millionaires and surveyed 11,000 more over a 25 year period.
When asked, why they felt they had been able to achieve financial independence when most around them (who started at the same place) were still struggling, 85% replied by saying something like, “I didn’t have a better education or more intelligence, but I was WILLING to work HARDER than anyone else.”
And the bottom line, according to Tracy (and I would have to agree), the indispensable requirement for ‘hard work‘ is SELF-DISCIPLINE!
I would add just a couple of other things, as well though — CONSISTENCY and little to no Procrastination.
So, let’s go back to the original question… What is Your Definition of Success?
How bad do you WANT what ‘success’ means to you?
The time is going to pass anyway. Is ‘it’ (it, being success) worth being self-disciplined, being consistent and no longer procrastinating?
So, what is it exactly that we need to be doing each day? If you aren’t sure… grab a copy of my Home Business Action Plan. It’s free. Just click below and download a copy.
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