Ask most people what they want out of life and you are bound to hear things like happiness, love, and success. Ask them what price they are willing to pay, and the answers don’t flow as easily. Happiness, love, and success are all worthy ideals, however, accomplishing them is another story all together.
Whatever your definition of success, understand there is a price you must be willing to pay to achieve it. Success in life, or any endeavor does, not just happen. There are processes that must be carried out, and a price that must be paid.
Processes require setting clear, realistic goals, learning to think optimistically, creating a plan of action, and taking steps toward achievement.
It’s when price paying time comes that most people falter. Prices you may have to pay include:
• Dealing with setbacks and frustrations when obstacles get in the way
• Adapting when things don’t go as planned
• Dealing with the pain and frustration when people you thought you could depend on let you down
• Learning to overcome your fears, doubts, and insecurities
• Staying the course when things take longer to occur than expected
• Perseverance in the face of failure
These are just some of the things that “successful” people deal with, but the difference between those who succeed and those who don’t is a willingness to pay the price.
Successful people encounter one, or more, of these things but they keep on going, finding ways to bounce back or work through situations, always moving towards the goal. The unsuccessful will turn back, or give-up the moment one of these situations presents itself. Moving beyond their comfort zone is a price they are unwilling to pay.
Ask yourself, Am I willing to pay the price for success? You can fool others, but you can’t fool yourself.
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