Hard work produces results. I’ve been in the shop since 4 today and I don’t plan on leaving for a couple more hours – there is no short-cutting productivity and success. Even for us who’ve found loopholes – we’ve still got to be the best we can. We have to put away our televisions and do what most people are not doing – putting blood, sweat, tears, mental energy, and physical energy into adding value to people’s lives. It will always seem like you’re wasting your time & you might not make it – but if there’s anything I’ve learned with speaking with very many successful people is:
Number 1: There is no such thing as failure. My mentor, Kenton Yohey, asked me one night, “Jeremy, what would your dreams be if there was no such thing as failure?” I responded by giving him a long list of things. He then proceeded to tell me that if I calibrated my mind to believe that failures are simply an opportunity to learn then I would get where I wanted to get. He told me that if I actually applied the mindset that failure is opportunities to learn then I will accomplish my goals. Gary Vaynerchuck preaches this mindset. Through the influences in my life I have began to train my mind to love failure. Because of this mindset, I will accomplish my goals.
Number 2: Understanding patience and diligence –
Proverbs 21:5 – The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.
Proverbs 10:4 – Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill
There is a balance between hustle and patience. Understanding that balance will actually help you understand how they can work together. I am understanding that how to accomplish this attitude and mindset is doing the things I need to do daily. What exactly does that mean? Every day I set goals that I need to accomplish. Accomplishing these goals enable me to continue progressing. The idea is to focus on progress rather than winning the race tomorrow. In 2016 I have really been able to understand that success is not a 100M dash. It is a long marathon that I am not prepared for. No one is prepared for the journey of success. That is why I have to understand how valuable it is to constantly be growing my mind, constantly be seeking wisdom from people who are better than me, and consistently continuing my growth in my relationship with Jesus Christ.
“A river doesn’t cut through rock because of it’s power. It cuts through rock because of it’s persistence.”