In the last post, I shared about how “what-if” never enters the arena, so I hope you are taking the steps necessary to step into the arena and face some demons, slay some dragons, fight?
I hope that you are not staying out in the world of what-ifs that someday become might have been’s and eventually regrets. If the only thing that is holding you back from taking on a new challenge is the ever-present scary question of:
How will I succeed?
Then let’s find an answer together. I get it, we are a society that is built upon the idea that if we try something we have to be able to guarantee our own success. If we are going to do something, we have to know deep down that we WILL be successful. It’s why we start our to-do lists with items that we have already accomplished for the day.
- Get Out of Bed
- Drink Coffee
- Feed Kids
They are there already. We set ourselves up to succeed or, at least, have something on the list that we can cross off before we have really done anything. I do not know what huge task is out there looming on the horizon for you, but I can bet with relative certainty that your definition of success is grand. Your definition of success probably has huge dollar signs or changes to humanity…or maybe that is just me. I can accept that.
But if you truly want to guarantee your success, you just have to keep caring, keep moving, keep pushing, and keep learning. If you, as an individual, are no longer growing and learning, then you are failing. Your business could be thriving, your deadlift could continue to get bigger and bigger, but are you really succeeding? Do you even care anymore?
For me, that is where success comes from. I will continue to write these posts, film my tips and tricks in business and the gym, function as a personal trainer, do it all until I just don’t care anymore. If I ever get to the point where it doesn’t bother me that I only got one post up this week. If I ever get to the point where I celebrate my clients failure to show up to train with me, I will shut down the site…close the garage and be done. How do we guarantee success is
How do we guarantee success in our endeavors, we constantly care about them. We invest in them. We find fulfillment in the small steps, not solely based on the end target. We find that success is the continual investment in the process to become something more. Success is every moment you say “yes” to your dream and to caring about it.
And sometimes success is accepting the stepbacks and failures that come, but learning from them and coming back stronger. It might mean a PR is missed or the business doors close for a little while, but we don’t stop. The scale and BMI might go up, but we show up again the next day, ready to go! We don’t stop.
Success is the journey…and we guarantee that success, but accepting the detours, making our own paths sometimes, accepting that we might be lost, not know where we are going, and all alone at times, but we keep going.