We know the road to success is a bumpy, winding road. That goes without saying. We know it’s not smooth sailing. We’d have to be kidding ourselves to think it would be a straight line. There’s no nice and easy, sunshine and rainbows…yeah….not a chance!
So what’s 3 things we can expect on the road to success…
1. Expect Fear
If there’s anything that can freeze a person in their tracks and stop them from achieving success… It’s fear.
Fear shows up as we approach the unknown or unfamiliar. Things we have no reference point for. Things we have not experienced before. We are so good at making up worse case scenario’s…
And so how does one have success despite the fear? It’s by taking ACTION… W.Clement Stone said it well when he said “Thinking will not overcome fear but action will”.
The qualities we need to overcome fear don’t show up while we are standing frozen in the fear. They show up when we make that choice to move toward our goal despite the fear.
Action is a powerful thing.
2. Expect it to be hard work
Go into achieving success with the full knowledge that it’s going to be hard bloody work. There’s no two ways around this.
There are going to be tasks you don’t want to do. There are going to be things you have no clue how to do. There’s going to be days you don’t want to do it, for no other reason than you don’t feel like it.
Know that your success is on the other side of all that.
As for the approach…that’s the key here. How you show up will determine the experience you have, with the inevitable hard work, you’ll be up against.
What qualities do you show up with?
– Can-do attitude
– Seeing things as they are, not worse or better than they are
Anything less than the beginnings of a list above would be below standard. You need to give it everything you’ve got. Success is an all-in thing. Full commitment. 100% passion & determination for outstanding results.
3. Expect there to be others
You are not alone in this! Ever.
Almost anything you are about to do has been done before (unless you’re breaking into new ground). Let’s assume we are talking about setting up a business on Social Media or learning how to lead yourself or others. Not discovering the God particle yeah 🙂
Isaac Newton wrote “If I have seen further, it’s by standing on the shoulders of giants”. Why reinvent the wheel when modelling works so well! Find someone who knows how to get the results you desire, find out how they did it – then do that!
To go it alone would mean that everything you try and do will be coming from your current level of thinking. Where is the growth in that? It is said that your ‘business grows as you do’, so be all in for growth!
There’s all that and more to expect on the road to success.
Despite the fear and the hard work, it’s a transformational self growth journey that you don’t have to go alone. Surround yourself with others doing the same. Many hands make light work.
And remember to enjoy!