Written By Matt Morris -
In this motivational Monday I thought this is a great and simple reminder of what it takes to succeed.
This is usually the time of year we reflect back on our achievements our successes, and sometimes, the things we haven’t quite achieved yet. The more exciting part of this time of year is looking ahead to what our plans our for the upcoming year.
All of my friends do it, I do it, and every other successful person I know does it but there is one defining difference that adds some power and a lot of extra kick to it.
When we look back on the last year and forward to the upcoming year we recognize the areas we fell short and the areas we grew in and we do it with a success attitude!
Often times I hear people tell me they don’t have X or they don’t have Y and that’s why it’s so hard for them to create the kind of success in their lives they want and deserve.
And the truth is, they may NOT have the things think they need. They may not be the most talented person in the world, they may not have a vast Rolodex of successful people to draw from, and they may not even have a perfectly laid out plan of how they will achieve what they want.
The fact of the matter is this…
It’s really very simple as this video simply states, EFFORT is what creates success and that part of it is between you and you, nobody else.
And as I was looking back and reflecting on what the common factor was in all of my major achievements, it really came down to the effort I put in.
I wasn’t the best, I didn’t start at the top, I didn’t have any resources, and honestly, I had a lot of the chips stacked against me but I put in MASSIVE effort and I never quit… EVER!
I took a rest from time to time as we all need to do, but I NEVER quit.
So as we approach the new year, set our new goals, and reach for higher levels of success in our lives, I thought it would be the perfect time for a reminder to focus on the effort you put in.
Because above everything else you do, effort is what creates the results you have in your life.
So every time it gets a little rocky or tough (because it does for all of us at some point) ask yourself, “How much effort am I willing to put into my success? How bad do I really want it?”