by Brandon Boyd |
Brian Tracy says time and time again that one of the most important requirements for success is the quality of WILLINGNESS. Those are want to become successful are willing to PAY THE PRICE, whatever it is and for as long as it takes, until you have achieved the results you desire.
Nearly everyone wants to be healthy, happy, thin, and rich, yet most people are not willing to pay the price. They may be willing to pay PART of the price, but not the whole price. They typically have some kind of excuse or they rationalize as to why they cannot achieve what they desire to achieve. So the question is, how do you know when you have truly paid the price? Its simple: Look around you. Look at your current lifestyle, your bank account, your happiness, and your relationships with others. Is it what you imagined in your minds eye? Your outer world typically reflects what has gone on in your inner world and also tells the tale if you have paid the price or not.
A lot of experts say that success can only be rented, not owned. It must always be paid in FULL, and in advance. Its not like a restaurant where you pay AFTER you have enjoyed your meal.
As Zig Ziglar puts it,
“The elevator to success is out of order, but the stairs are always open.”
Speaking of experts, you need to learn from them. Read their books. Listen to their audios. Attend their seminars. Those who you listen to and take action from is a great indication of the direction you are heading in life and the type of results you may have in the near future, whether that be good or bad. Choose wisely, for as the Bible states, “Faith comes by hearing.