Continuing with Brian Tracy’s “21 Secrets Of Self-Made Millionaires”.
In part 1 we talked about the first 3…
1. Dream Big Dreams
2. Develop A Clear Sense Of Direction
3. See Yourself As Self-Employed
Today we’re gonna tackle 3 more success secrets of self-made millionaires.
Here we’re go…
Success Secret #4: Do What You Love To Do
This is a biggie.
You know so many people get caught up “chasing the dream” they don’t ask themselves these CRUCIAL questions.
Do I love this enough to commit the next 5, 10, 15, 20 or more years to doing this?
Is this something I can get passionate about, even if I don’t see immediate results?
Am doing it just for the money… or do I really LOVE it?
Most people will be shocked to discover that those with so-called “good jobs”, that seem like they’ve arrived and doing well, are actually miserable.
They hate what they do. Or at the very least tolerate it because they “need” the paycheck.
I’m talking about doctors, attorneys, accountants… people who spent YEARS of their lives going to school, taking exams… not to mention the MONEY it cost for that education.
Then, after putting in 15 years into it, they realize it’s NOT what they want to do.
I’m NOT saying all of them are like that, but there are a lot. I’ve met plenty.
In business it’s even MORE important.
Because if you’re not passionate about what you do… you simply won’t spend the required time burning the midnight oil and will find it difficult to handle the challenges thrown your way.
I wrote a post about this a few months ago, “Do You Love What You Do?”, if you want to read more details on this one topic alone.
Success Secret #5: Commit To Excellence
There are plenty of slackers out there.
You see them everywhere. And frankly it pisses me off.
If you’re not gonna do your job, then don’t work here. Go do something else.
I’m not saying that I’m perfect. Just ask my wife ;).
But as far as I can remember, I’ve always tried to do a good job no matter what I did.
Early on, I had a few jobs before jumping into business, and except for one, I hated them all.
But I did them to the best of my ability, and when I couldn’t stand it anymore, I’d quit.
In business, you have to be on top of your game.
The people you do business with, can smell a phony a mile away. If you’re not doing the best you can for your clients and business associates, you’ll never move into the top ranks.
Why settle for mediocrity when you don’t have to.
And here’s something that maybe a hard pill to swallow for some, but I think T. Harv Eker put it best in “Secrets of The Millionaire Mind”…
“The way you do anything, is the way you do everything.”
In other words… if you don’t commit to excellence, it’ll show up in ALL areas of your business and your life.
Success Secret #6: Work Longer And Harder
This is easy IF you’re passionate about what you do and have BIG dreams.
The reality of building a business is takes WORK.
A nasty little 4 letter word they just don’t teach in schools these days (or in the last 30 years best I can tell.)
The other day I saw a great little post on Facebook…
… “Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week.”
It takes time, LOTS of effort and hard work to get a business going. Anyone who tells you otherwise is flat out LYING.
There are shortcuts and proven methods which can help you get faster results, but it still takes “sweat equity” to get it going.
But here’s the good news.
If you work harder than others, you WILL beat them.
Because most people are just plain LAZY. And the worst part is they try to make US feel guilty about working “too hard”, striving to be best, and not be like everyone else.
And… they try keeping you down to join in their misery.
Yes I’m very politically incorrect when it comes to this stuff and don’t apologize for that. These same people would foam at the mouth reading this. That’s ok, this is not for them and they don’t read blogs like this.
This post is meant for people like YOU, the rare individual who says “screw what the society thinks… I’m gonna work hard to make sure MY family has the very best.”
Those people attribute “luck” and “good fortune” to becoming successful. And think that those who are, owe it to them and should take care of them.
That’s a bunch of B.S.!
If you work harder than others, at the right things, then you’re entitled to have MORE, to keep MORE, and to live the life of your dreams.
Here’s one you may have heard before and one of my favorites…
“I will do today what others won’t, so I can live the rest of my life like others can’t.”
That’s it for today.
I’ll have more of Brian Tracy’s “21 Secrets Of Self-Made Millionaires” in the next post.
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