I’m asked this question all the time from clients, other coaches (yes, even other coaches), and many other ‘professional types’. In fact, I just got back from the 2012 Glazer Kennedy Super Conference in Dallas and heard Larry Winget speak on just that issue. His approach is rough but it works. I’m thick-skinned so I can look past all of the “rough” and understand exactly what he’s saying..…
If you don’t know Larry (that’s him in the photo to my left) he’s authored several NY Times and Wall Street Best-Selling books including: Shut Up, Stop Whining &; Get a Life, and You’re Broke Because You Want To Be . Larry doesn’t hold anything back and is right on the money when it comes success and creating the kind of life that you want. His political incorrectness is refreshing.
What’s holding me and you back from achieving success is ME and YOU! I know that and as painful as it is to admit, I have known it for a long time. If I don’t like my life, I have no one to blame but myself, I’ve created it. Ditto for you.
I KNOW some reading this will take issue with what is being said and be offended. If so, hit the unsubscribe button at the bottom and I will no longer send you nuggets of truth that you obviously can’t handle. (And I’m really ok with you unsubscribing!)
Frankly, I don’t know about you but I am tired of whiners and complainers in my life.
Are you still with me? If so, here’s an exercise you can do right now to kick your success into high gear.
Take a few minutes and do the following 3 things:
1) Write down where you are in every aspect of your life right now (and be specific – financial,
physical, spiritual, etc.)
2) Next, write down where you’d like to be. Be specific. The more detail the better.
3) Last but not least, write down what you’ll have to GIVE UP in order get to what you want.
This is the hard one and the one most people will never do.
Did you read STEP 3? I mean really read it??!! Go back and read it – I’ll wait!
Most people know where they are in life and how they got there. Some people know want they want out of life, but very few are willing to give up ANYTHING to get to where they want to be. They abhor sacrifice and are constantly looking for the easy button to push. Success never works that way.
The only way to reach true success is in giving up whatever is making you unsuccessful, unhealthy….whatever it is that is keeping you from being as successful as you want to be or making the kind of money you want to make. This is huge. You have just been given the golden key to success so take the time and sit down and think long and hard about what you need to do and what you need to GIVE UP to get exactly what you want .
If you really want to succeed – if you want it badly enough, you better be willing to do WHATEVER it takes to get there. So get moving! Take those much needed steps and I’ll see you at the top of the “ladder of success!”
Wishing you all the success you have the guts to grab!
PS I really would like to hear from a lot of you on this. I promise to read every comment and to reply to as many as I can. Let me know what you think.