Last week, I visualized my new workout partner. Today, I’m benching 20 lbs more than I ever have before. A few months ago, I noticed a 50-year-old man at the gym lifting twice what I lift in every exercise.
Being successful requires being proactive and not waiting for life to come to you. It means you’re on offense, not defense. You’re active, not passive.
Being ambitious isn’t enough. Far more important than ambition is commitment.
The first step of evolution is to stop desiring the things that are stopping you from evolving.
The more successful you become, the less you can justify low quality. The more focused you must become. The more consistently your daily behaviors must be high quality — and increasingly higher quality.
Wealth, optimal health, incredible relationships, deep spiritual maturity are all available to you. But you have to pay the price to have these things.
If “success” is your primary objective, you probably won’t get it. Chasing success is like chasing happiness. You can’t pursue it directly.
The people you underestimate usually end up becoming super successful in the same way that the “cool kids” end up becoming complacent.
Instead of worrying though, I’ve created my own version of “making it”.
Understanding the “art of the transition” is the key. It’s not beginning, work hard, success, end. It’s taking each thing, moving it into the next, repeat, success.