I want to talk to you about something that has really been on my mind lately. And It’s a part of who I am, my personality, how I’ve gone through life, how I’ve created a career, how I’ve built businesses, how I’ve, you know, handled adversity and challenges. And I want to share it with you.

It’s a lesson I learned a while ago. It’s partly ingrained in my personality, but also it’s probably a skill I’ve developed and that’s this: commit relentlessly to your vision and never give up on myself or my ideas, on my dreams, on my goals.

That level of persistence of perseverance and not just an interest in my goals and my vision, not just an interest in being successful. A 150% commitment to it is what I owe a lot of my success to, and the things that I’ve accomplished in my life. And what a lot of people I’ve noticed do is when they encounter adversity, when they encounter challenge, when they encounter setbacks, when things don’t go according to plan, when they have expectations that aren’t met with reality, they often get discouraged and that’s okay. We all get discouraged, but then they’ll sometimes fall off or lose faith in their ability to deliver and to achieve these goals.

And in the worst cases, they’ll give up. On themselves, on the goal they set out to achieve, whether it be starting a business, pursuing a project, executing an idea, or taking a chance. And the sad part is, is that that doesn’t have to be the case. That doesn’t have to be what we end up doing. If we take a couple of quick steps and if we go about this a little bit more intentionally. Now it’s part mindset, it’s part strategy, it’s part muscle memory, creating this. Remember we have to lean into and act more and do more of the things that we want to create more, or attract more or manifest more into our lives. So this often takes time.

It’s not something we’re going to do immediately. And if you’ve always been somebody who, you know, at the first bit of a troubled weather, is going to choose something else or give up, then it’s going to take a little longer, but this is learnable.

This is, you know, able to be developed and improved upon. And I’ve worked with tons of clients, coaching clients of mine that have not come from a place of, you know, having a strong innate will to persevere no matter what. To break through the walls and the barriers to overcome these huge challenges. But they’ve learned to do that. And it starts with this. It starts with belief, right? It starts with believing that we can do something. It starts with having enough belief in ourself to be resourceful, to find the people, the resources, the skills, the things that we’re going to have to draw in, rely upon and call upon to achieve our goals. It starts with that.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

I love this book. I’ve talked about it before. It’s a really instrumental book that’s helped me immensely in my careers. And one of the most famous quotes that he’s laid out in that book is the author is, “whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.” And I firmly believe that. Often we sell ourselves short on our capacity and propensity to dream and to expand our vision and ambition.

Sometimes we do that just so we can make sure we hit the target. Make sure we achieve the goal, but we need to expand that out. We need to get uncomfortable. We need to push the limits and then we need to lean into that. And really step up to the plate, give ourselves a chance to go after things that scare us, big goals and a big vision.

Professionally and personally, for where we want to take our lives and our careers. So that’s a big thing. Capacity, expansion, building out the mission, the vision and the ambition to dream that way. But remember, we have to have belief, right? It’s all about the mindset of believing that we can actually do this.

Tactical

The next is now making sure we had some of the downside on not achieving the goals by surrounding ourselves with the right people, investing in ourself and our skill development, to make sure that we can execute. There’s going to be things we need to learn. There’s going to be habits we need to develop. There’s going to be technical expertise. We need to, you know, be familiar and become familiar with. So we’re going to need to do that. We need to draw on our network.

We’re going to need to find where we can, you know, learn these things. We’re going to need to dive into books and courses and online resources to really level up our skills in that department, right? Tactically, and technically to be able to execute on the goal. And the third thing that I want to share our strategy here in really being able to develop the skill of perseverance, of committing relentlessly to our vision and our goals, and to being successful in constantly raising the bar, elevating our goals and our vision is this.

We need support

We need a feedback loop. We need people that we trust that will tell us what we need to hear, not what we want to hear. We need to know when we’ve fallen off, we need to have accountability. We need to be able to share vulnerably when things aren’t going well.

And this shouldn’t really, it can be, shouldn’t necessarily just be a family member or a spouse. So we need to create a support system. Advisors, mentors, you know, people that we trust that we can be vulnerable around. They can give us the support, the council, the advice and above all else almost be transparent and real with us.

Tell us the stuff like we don’t want to hear. Sometimes that’s really, really key. So I hope this gave you guys some ideas, some ways of thinking about achieving at a higher level, you know, sharing my experience and my story of how my commitment, my relentless commitment to my vision has really helped me achieve things that I never would’ve thought of achievable in my mid thirties.

And I continue to embrace that philosophy, that mindset, that commitment to myself, that belief in myself, and that just never giving up. It’s really important. So if this was helpful, please leave a comment, leave a, like, shoot me a message, share this with somebody else. And as always to success, your happiness and your freedom. We’ll talk to you next week.

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