Winning doesn’t matter … if you have this one characteristic and strive for this one thing every time you get out there!
Do you wonder how some people are so successful in seemingly everything they do and touch? Do you want to have that same success?
This post will share with you the one trait some of the most successful, young people in the world, showing you, you don’t have to have years of experience or an extraordinary gifts to be successful.
If your goal is to be 1st or the wealthiest or simply the very best in your niche or industry or sport, then you won’t get there by focusing on only that.
Shawn Johnson, Gymnastics Gold Olympic medalist said she never focused on winning. She didn’t focus on being first in every meet, sometimes she’d come in 39th out of 39. Reread that. 39th out of 39.
Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian and swimmer didn’t focus on the golds or the medals. No, in fact, when he was 11 years old, his swim instructor said he should find another activity to do because he didn’t have what it took to be a great swimmer. He didn’t focus on being The Best Swimmer.
Michael Jordan, arguably the best basketball player who has ever played professional ball was cut from high school basketball tryouts because, simply, he wasn’t good enough. He didn’t let that keep him down and he didn’t focus on being an NBA star.
Kyle Maynard, a motivational speaker, wrestling champion, MMA Fighter, one of a few who successfully climbed to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, has no arms or legs, was told he’d never be able to do any of those things. And actually, the world of MMA fighting mocked, taunted, and bullied him to NOT fight because they felt he couldn’t do what they do, he couldn’t possibly be able to get in the cage and be any good. He didn’t focus on being the best, he didn’t focus on all the negative things people said about him and about what he couldn’t do.
Every one of these top athletes, these inspirational Regular people, had ONE Similar characteristic. It wasn’t making BIG Goals or SMART Goals or writing them down and looking at the them every day or anything complicated, fancy, or lengthy to do each day or any day. Their ONE Thing they had was a Burning Desire to do what they loved AND Do their own personal best each time they practiced, each time they competed. To do better than they did yesterday or last time. Each time it was “GO” time, their goal was simply to do better. If others practiced 3 hours a day they would practice 3 1/2. If others worked on a stroke, a move, a shot, or an activity 50 times, they practiced 150 times.
Michael Phelps trained 52 more times than any other Olympian in training by training on Sundays when others trained Monday thru Saturday. FIFTY TWO More DAYS and at 5 to 6 hours per day, that’s 260 to 312 more hours than his competitors. Is it any wonder why he is the most decorated Olympian?
The BURNING DESIRE motivated them to work harder, do just one more than they did last time.
It’s this burning desire that creates winners. The person who outlasts, outplays, outworks is the one who wins.
So. If you haven’t had success in your chosen business, then you don’t have that Burning Desire for success – success in being YOUR very best in being better today than you were yesterday. To put out one more piece of content than everyone else is putting out. To reach out to one more person than you did yesterday. To do one more push up, to say no to one more soda, to get up 15 minutes earlier, to do one better than yesterday.
Ask yourself, “Why am I pursuing this? What’s held me back so far? WHAT excuses have I made to myself?”
Be honest with yourself. If you can’t be honest with yourself, who can you be honest with?? Once you can be honest, you can move forward to do what you want, with a burning desire.
If YOU don’t have the burning desire, let’s face it, nobody else cares that you’re inconsistent. No one cares if you don’t workout today or eat junk food or don’t reach out to anyone or be who you feel inside you should be.
Start giving what you have with a burning desire and people will start to notice, people will start to watch, people will start to care, and people will start to buy, cheer you on, be in your corner.
So, what’s YOUR Burning Desire? Share it below. And if you’re too shy right now to declare it, at least let me know if you received some value from today’s post. Will YOU Do better today than yesterday??
Dedicated to YOUR Success,
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