The Price Of Success

To be a success, you must be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve your dreams, but there is always a price. It is that willingness to pay the price, to do whatever it takes, that separates the successful from the non-successful.

There are three forces that motivate people. The first two are avoiding pain and feeling pleasure. Those two are fueled by fear and desperation. The third is inspiration and it eclipses the other two.

Being motivated by fear or desperation doesn’t mean you won’t succeed, but when things become more challenging you will be more likely to give up. A person with inspiration, takes inspired action knowing the costs and challenges, as well as the rewards and benefits, and forges ahead anyway.

When you are inspired, you are willing to take the good with the bad in pursuit of your vision or goal.

Every successful person goes through trials and tribulations with both positive and negative results along the way. A wise successful person can look back on their life and see that every single event, person, place, or idea was part of the plan to get them to where they are now. Nothing was a coincidence, and nothing was a mistake.

If you look at successful people from all over, you will see that they were completely focused on what they were doing. They dedicated their lives 100 percent to making their dreams happen. They have the ability to be present and maintain sustained attention to their goals. Successful people focus their attention on winning the race, getting the gold medal, and an absolute mastery of their chosen field. They practice sustained attention 24×7.

Most people wait to see things before they believe them but the successful person believes it before seeing it. Your life is created by your thoughts and subsequent actions each day. When you get clear on exactly what you want, and take the time to decide exactly how you want to live your life, then write it down and take action. Success is sure to follow.

Success is rarely an accident. It requires that you face your fears and master them. You must also have the resiliency to handle the challenges and crisis that you encounter along the way. You have to understand that everything happens, good and bad, for a reason and that they serve you in the end to get you to where you want to be.

Do you believe that success comes with a price? What has it cost you? What have you gained? What are you willing to do or endure in your life in the pursuit of success?

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado


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