Breakaway Wealth: Episode 13 – Everyone wants to be successful, but very few people are actually able to turn those dreams into reality. Why is there such a large disparity between what people want to do and what they accomplish? What is the reason for so much failure, disappointment, and stagnancy? Why do people with goals often succeed in life?
On this episode, you’ll hear one of the most inspirational speeches, The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale. You’ll learn why so many people fail to succeed and what we can do to make sure we achieve our goals.
“A success is anyone who is pursuing deliberately a predetermined goal, because that’s what he or she decided to do, deliberately.” -Earl Nightingale
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Three Things We Learned from this Episode
- Conformity leads to failure
Rollo May wrote “The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice – it is conformity.” One of the biggest reasons people fail to achieve success is that they follow the herd, they make their choices based on what society dictates. We end up with goals we don’t truly believe in, so we we’ll never be able to achieve them.
- The importance of goals
The thing that separates the people who succeed from the people who never manage to achieve their dreams is goals. Goals give us direction, they guide our actions and move us forward. Without any goals, it’s impossible to take deliberate action towards anything because you don’t actually know where you’re going.
- We become what we think about
The thoughts you have become the navigation system of your whole life. If you think about your goals and about positive things, this creates your reality because it determines the actions you take and the choices you make. But if you focus on negative things, and your thoughts are of frustration, fear, anxiety and worry, that’s what your whole life will produce.
Success is the result of certain actions, behaviors and activities we spend our time on. The only person who succeeds is the person who is progressively realizing a worthy ideal or goal, and deliberately working towards it. We must be willing to pay the price to achieve the wonderful life that can be ours. Challenge yourself to change how you think, and your whole life can change.