You eventually become the people you choose to surround yourself with. This is often overlooked, but without exception, plays a huge role in your long term success.
Even in math, a positive multiplied by a negative equals a NEGATIVE!
Network, tirelessly, to make sure you're feeding yourself intelligent and motivated information. Your immediate group of friends will either lift you up or tear you down - there isn't a middle ground. Have the courage to cut people out who aren't helping you reach higher levels.
Vision is a decision, not something you're born with! Choose to see a picture, bigger and more important than yourself - one that has the potential to shape those around you. Ignite the fire from the inside-out, knowing you'll touch lives of people who's hand you may never shake.
Be fearless enough to see beyond the majority's view point, understanding the only way to separate from mediocrity is to do what mediocrity can't. Sacrifice what it won't. It's instinct to walk with the masses - it's comfortable, sheltered, safe.
Create a vision beyond safety zones, where risk is normal, doubt doesn't exist, and the 1% Mindset thrives!
Thank you to Max Gray (@alldaymaxgray on Twitter) for making me this picture. He made more, which I'll be sharing later.
Everyone's gone through tough times, where quitting seemed to be the only option! What I guarantee, going through the same thing - success is directly on the other side of quit. Every time I persevered just a few more steps, after wanting to throw in the towel, I was rewarded with the prize.
I now know, without doubt, that my will to strive and commit will always be tested with the quitting option. It seems the more experienced I become, the longer the test lasts ... but I also know that it'll never break me. I've been put through the ringer enough to understand that it's all a test on my dedication to achieve the ridiculous levels of success I dream of.
The minute you feel like you can't take another step ... take another step ... and another one, if needed. Ridiculousness is on the other side of quit!
You're not alone - everyone struggles! Knowing the majority are battling through SOMETHING can help you feel more connected, but still, you must make the decision to persevere.
You choose the path of fight or quit. You decide whether your driving force is stronger than your fear. You look at the clock and realize it doesn't go round-n-round, but rather straight down in millions grains of sand. Your opportunity will eventually run out - your future WILL hit you. What will it look like when it does?
Lose your excuses of the past, and make today your best day!