Welcome to the spotlight on The Secrets to Success. “The quality of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts." But what determines the quality of your thoughts?
“When all is said and done, if you can count all your true friends on one hand, you’re a lucky man.” When I was younger I never really believed hearing this quote, thinking that this guy was probably not very likeable… However, growing up you realise the world is full of fake people and transient friendships. People always ask "What can I take/leverage", rather than "What can we mutually give and take to grow together"… they are not worth your time and energy. In the current digital/social media era, we’re so driven by instant gratification and impatience.
Here is the most important thing you’ll learn about success, "You have to get people around you that want to support you, and help you along with your goals. Because when you're at it alone no matter how much passion you have, you can never make anything of it, it's very very hard.”
Pushing the frontiers in your industry can be physically and mentally challenging, and there will be many times you will want to give up. Success is always a result of a team effort, built on the supportive people that put you up, help you become stronger and increase your motivation to do what you do. “Try very hard to only surround yourself with hungry, hard working, smart and most importantly, GOOD PEOPLE.” Sometimes it will feel hard to find genuine people, but keep putting yourself in situations that align with your goals and your best foot forward to contribute. Trust, authentic people still exist and slowly it will all come together and you will be able to form your own supportive circle. And never forget its not the numbers that matter, quality over quantity always.
“As Napoleon said, the moral is to the physical as three to one - meaning the motivation and energy levels you or your army bring to the encounter have three times as much weight as your physical resources. With energy and high morale, a human can overcome almost any obstacle and create opportunity out of nothing."
With the right attitude, driven by your environment and circle, you can increase your resourcefulness to make a devastating recovery. So don’t be afraid to cut out the dead weight in your life so you can prosper. Keep smiling, God always has a plan. My best.
You can take it as insight, or you can take it as Just BS!
[Post inspired by the thoughts of Hugo Juice1, Josh Charles, Daniel Brunoli, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Robert Greene and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson]