In any situation, you’re likely going to fail if you don’t have the right mindset to accomplish something. If you’re not ready to endure the struggle and the grind necessary reach your supposed “goal” you might as well just give up because success is built on having no excuses.
That is what I have learned in the time that I have known my good friend Susan Sly. Susan is an expert in balanced living and a renowned author and speaker on the topic of empowerment. She is an entrepreneur that has built a tremendous business in enabling others to reach their goals.
Susan has been very influential to me over the past few years in shaping my mindset about how I approach building my business. You always have to stay sharp and you always have to stay ready to jump at every opportunity you have to push yourself further.
Recently Susan interviewed me about my journey and how Steiner Sports was built. Here are a few pieces of advice I’d like to share that I covered with her about staying hungry and motivated as you pursue your goals:
- For the most part, no one’s going to appreciate how tired you are at half time, how hard a time your significant other is giving you at home, or how annoying your coworker can be. You don’t get bonus points for dealing with these things. The successful person accepts these things as part of the game. The productive, successful person keeps their nose to the grindstone no matter what is going on around them because they’re interested only in the long-term returns.
- If you want a good friend you have to be a good friend.
- Everything starts with accountability and dependability. If I give someone my word on something, they know that I’m going to stick to it.
- When you accuse you excuse. You have to turn your adversity and difficulty into your advantage. Working through difficult problems is what moves people. That’s how you earn trust.
- So many people want it, but just wanting it is nowhere near enough. The elevator to success is broken. You have to take the stairs and you have to be willing to pay the price. Are you willing to take that long walk?