I’ve told you before about the canvas prints I have on the walls of my training room. One is an iceberg and the other is a tree. Well, I have another hanging on the wall of my office. This one is a bookshelf for success and it deeply resonates with me.
The books on this shelf aren’t the types of books you want to read. These are books that you want to apply to self.
Here are the 7 Books on the Success Shelf:
So many business owners, entrepreneurs, and sales professionals lack patience. This quality is vital in the pursuance of your dreams and success.
That’s because overnight success is so very rare. What you don’t see about someone else’s success is the five, ten, twenty, or forty years of grit, determination, sacrifices, pain, and more that lead them to that “overnight” success.
We live in a world of instant gratification. This is unrealistic. Patience is necessary.
In sales, if you’re not first to a potential client, then your competition will be. You’ve got to hustle! Do more. Be more. Really show up in a state of excellence every single day.
Our energy goes where our focus flows. The average person has 90,000 thoughts each day and over 90% of those thoughts are focused on what it is we don’t want to happen. If we focus on what it is we don’t want to happen, that is exactly what we create. If we focus on what we do want to happen, that is what we create. Focus only on what you dream of, desire, and deserve.
You want to make sure that you’re diligent and consistent. Identify what it is that works and what it is that doesn’t. Then go after your dreams and what you want with every ounce of passion you have.
Pursue everything you want with persistence as if your life depends on it. Your success does depend on it.
I love the grind! Dig in, get dirty, and do the do. If you are truly living your purpose then you are grinding. The people who don’t achieve the success that they need, want, or desire sleep like they’re rich. They just don’t grind. People who do achieve the level of success that people are in awe of work like they’re broke. How are you grinding?
Sometimes you will have to sacrifice the short-term gratification for the long-term dream attainment. Sometimes sacrifices are okay. You will have to make sacrifices today so that you can have the tomorrow of your dreams.
Sometimes, you say no to others so that you can say yes to yourself!
This is the pilot light that ignites everything within you. It is attached to your why. It is attached to your purpose. It is what keeps you going no matter what. It will allow you to…
- Make the sacrifices
- Keep on grinding
- Stay persistent
- Focus on your goals
- Hustle every day
- Remain patient