It becomes VERY difficult to achieve something if you don’t genuinely believe it’s possible.
You simply won’t do the work on a consistent enough basis – because in your mind it’s not actually worth it. (How to be successful in life: 3 important characteristics)
You won’t persist for long enough because the work, the pain, and the uncertainty surrounding it all is too much if, in the end, you aren’t going to get what you want.
And this lack of belief is somewhat ingrained into us by how success and greatness is pitched.
We’re told it’s difficult – and ‘difficult’ is pitched as a deterrent, not a challenge.
We’re told there’s a lot of luck involved taking the result – in our minds at a young age – out of our control.
The simple, utter truth is, however, that it is 100% within our control what we achieve in life.
Starting point doesn’t matter. (read: the wake doesn’t drive the ship: your past doesn’t dictate your future)
I know or my friends know guys who grew up with nothing, faced insane obstacles, even horrible luck, who’ve been betrayed, had everything taken from them completely unfairly, faced loss, tough upbringings, you name it, they’ve gone through it…
…And yet, they kept going and made hundreds of millions or billions on the path they chose.
Genetics really don’t matter.
I’ve seen tall, short, weak, strong, ugly, good-looking, white, asian, black, and anything else and in between success stories.
This isn’t taught to us enough.
We don’t see the starting point or the journey and the struggles along the way.
By seeing these and hearing these one has to realize that success in any shape and form is something created by the individual, and with such a wide spectrum of individuals, one can only reason that who you are doesn’t matter…
What you want can be had, won, achieved, if you know you can get it, win it, earn it, and you’re willing to do whatever it takes to get there.
You work, no matter how you feel, the work gets done.
You play and enjoy, because that breathes energy into your work.
And you persist. You keep hustling, struggling, working, learning, and pivoting…
There isn’t really an end to it.
I know a guy in his 90’s who’s built an empire and still goes to work every day.
This fundamental understanding that you can achieve anything is nothing more than a choice.
Sure, seeing evidence like I have helps, but all you really need to know about is one story, and they’re out there, to understand that it’s on you, and that it’s doable.
This thing called life is a game filled with levels.
What you know now is tiny in comparison to what you’ll know in a year, which is minute to what you’ll know in 10 years.
And each day and year you gain of stacked knowledge, of compounded information on what to do, how to do it, and what risks to take.
That adds up, snowballs, and helps you get to ever greater levels.
Eventually, the reality you live in far outweighs even the dream you once had.
But I don’t know what to do!
There’s no genetic aspect to success.
There’s no starting point that helps or hurts your quest. (read: how to increase productivity)
It takes hard work, persistence, and risk.
But what if you don’t know what to do?
No one does at the beginning, even at the middle.
What you do is the best you can do with where you are and what you’re doing. Then, you take the opportunities that come, jump on your ideas, and over time you find one that yields some success.
Maybe you move on from that to another that brings even more.
But for now, you just work your ass off at what you’re doing and maybe even understand that you can do it better than those you’re working for.
What I do know is that limitations are in the mind of the individual, they’re not really real in life and shouldn’t be given the importance or credence that they’re given.
To bring this all back to the most important point…
Believe because the evidence is there for that belief. And then do the work with that belief in hand to fuel who you’re damn well here to become.
Get after it.
P.S. Use Man Brain to fuel that drive you have…
To ‘dial you in’ for 2-3 more hours a day…