This is a message from one of the co-founders of Wealthy Affiliate!
Today, we’re going to talk about something essential, something that often gets pushed to the side in our hustle and bustle. We’re talking about the conscious choice of succeeding.
I have not only been thinking about this, but I got into a length discussion within live chat this morning about the idea of “how many people succeed online”. My answer to some might seem odd, but to those that have reached success I am sure it will resonate with you.
My answer was this:
“100% of people that work at it until they reach success, succeed.”
You might be thinking, “Wait, isn’t success something that just happens when you work hard?” It is a little more complex than that, but not much more sophisticated than this. .
Success isn’t just an accident, nor a happy consequence of hard work. Success is a decision, a turning point, a juncture where you say to yourself, “I choose to succeed.” It’s a determination as palpable as a signed contract, as tangible as the grit in your palms after a day’s hard work.
Let’s get one thing straight; success is not served on a silver platter. Nor is it some magical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that you stumble upon by luck.
Success is a beast that needs to be chased, a mountain that needs to be scaled. And the decision to pursue it, well, that’s the first step of the journey.
We live in an era where disruption is the name of the game, where innovators, movers, and shakers, like you and me, are transforming the world. AI is changing the game, and changing what the “average” person can accomplish in a short period of time.
And sure, the Wealthy Affiliate platform, community, training and support systems will help you get there and serve as your GPS to success, but the navigation and the motivation to move to your final destination is something that you need to arrive upon yourself.
Because again, 100% of people that want to achieve success, do.
It’s less about just harnessing your potential, and more about rolling up your sleeves, gritting your teeth, and staring challenges dead in the eye.
But here’s the kicker – no one else can make this decision for you.
Your mentor can’t, your best buddy can’t, not even your mom, wife or family member can (as much as they might want to). This is YOUR Everest to climb, your dragon to slay. So you’re the one who has to strap on that armor, take a deep breath, and step into the fray.
But remember, this decision isn’t just a one-off, it’s not something you do once and then forget about it like last year’s New Year’s resolution. Deciding to succeed is a daily commitment, a promise you make to yourself every morning when the alarm clock rings, to not hit snooze.
So, here’s my challenge to you. The next time you find yourself at a crossroads, wondering if you’ve got what it takes, stop. Look that doubt in the eye and say, “I choose to succeed.” Because you can. You are no different than I, or anyone that has attained a level of success that you are after.
To echo the words of the late, great Steve Jobs (and someone I have always viewed with admiration from a business side of things), “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
So become a crazy one. Change the world. Work at this “success” thing until it happens, and I assure you it will. There is simply no other choice.
Keep hustling, keep dreaming, and remember – success is a choice. Not my choice. Not anyone else’s choice but my choice.
Wealthy Affiliate is an awesome program that teaches you how to be successful.