When one is deemed to be successful, often is the case where the public will only see the outward notes of success and not realize what went into making that person successful. Success comes in many forms; health, finances, relationships, etc.
Often is the time when people unknowingly believe that a person became financially successful because of their connections, or walking over people, or perhaps they were just lucky or have great genes. This mindset completely discounts the many years of hard work and sacrifice one has made to become successful, while it also roots itself from jealousy or envy over unbiased rationale. Whether you believe in Gladwell’s 10,000 Hours theory or not, someone achieve mostly the path to success through time, dedication, blood, sweat, tears, and yes, some luck will often come in to play.
The fact is that most successful people have given up many things in their lives to reach a certain level in life. For example, we recently had the 2021 NPC Florida Grand Prix (bodybuilding) in Boynton Beach, Florida, where the best of the best showed off their achievements. While genes help many in such a competition, it is only through hard work, discipline, and genuine sacrifice that the winners made it through to receive their accolades.
Aren’t we, as a nation, tired of being so negative toward one’s success? Instead, it should be celebrated and serve as motivation for us all to do better and achieve more. Allowing envy or jealousy to enter your mind to discount what someone has accomplished not only diminishes the success, it also is a negative emotion that lives in your mind.
On Saturday evening, Elon Musk is scheduled to appear on Saturday Night Live and some cast members are protesting; some have reportedly said they are not going on stage with him because he’s a billionaire. As with many Americans, it will be the first SNL episode I have watched in years; they expect ratings to be the highest in a very long time, and yet some will still throw stones. Why? These same people being critical of Musk appearing on SNL do not seem to have a problem with multi-millionaires living in multiple $20 million homes hosting. Like, SNL cast member Pete Davidson, it makes little sense why some do not want to share the stage with the third wealthiest person on the planet. While I have some issues with Musk and would have advised him not to do the show in the first place, if I was a cast member, I would be ecstatic to share the stage with him.
We are living in an odd time, and it is sad people are so down on those who have made the world a better place and gone over and above the norm. We shouldn’t be envious of other’s success, we should see them as inspiration to motivate us to become more productive for ourselves and society.
I am so humbled by the graciousness and kindness in this world. Recently, I had an issue with my back which caused me great pain and caused me to stay home for a couple of days. On day three, feeling better but looking like a disabled 90-year-old man, I went out about my day even though I was still in some pain. Internally, I laughed at how I must appear to others because otherwise, I am an able-bodied man, but this day I was hunched over, clearly in some kind of discomfort.
Strangers were incredibly nice and accommodating to me. They took an extra minute to hold doors open for me, at Dunkin Donuts a customer made sure I got my On-The-Go order okay, someone asked if they could help me over a step, etc. I must have looked pretty bad, I thought. It also gave me a sense of peace that people from all walks of life were willing to help out a stranger who appeared to be in some distress. It is great to know the general public is willing to help out others, even in the smallest of ways.
As well, that day happened to be my birthday, yet none of these strangers knew. The day was spent on the phone quite a bit, as friends and family wished me a “Happy Birthday”.
After reflecting on my time on this planet, I could not be more fortunate. True, I have a myriad of “problems,” but they are temporary and I feel true compassion for those who have real problems and perhaps those problems are not so temporary.
It is easy for us to get frustrated, angry, and host a number of other negative emotions when dealing with challenges, it is also important to keep those emotions in perspective. While having negative emotions is human, keep them temporary and exchange them for positive emotions. What are you grateful for? How fortunate are you to be able to…?
I don’t know. Just feeling fortunate for the life I have been given and the life I intentionally lead. I am so grateful for my friends, my family, and the strangers I meet each day. All of these experiences have shaped my life and have offered me great gifts.
If the goal is to become debt free…why perpetuate the pain and do it slowly?
If the goal is to get in great shape…why on earth should it be a long draw out process?
If the goal is to become the sales leader in your company…why should it take until next year when you can wear the crown next month?
If the goal is to get rich…then you might as well get rich fast, and while your young for that matter.
The fact is…any goal, plan, intention or idea expands so as to fill and reinforce the unnecessary amount of time you’ve made available for its completion.
EXPERIENCE TELLS ME…that if you have a burning desire fueled by an indomitable will…if you’re willing to go all in for 100days…and if you follow the proven principles of rapid execution as laid out in the 100 Day Challenge, that you can rip the knob off of 2017—and completely transform your life or business.
Michael Wilcox of Boulder Colorado did just that and accomplished the goal of paying off his $192,000 mortgage balance in get this…100days.
This message exists to show you how, and we’ll begin by focusing on the…
THE BATTLE FOR YOUR MIND
I have come to the understanding that you cannot change your behavior nor improve your results until and unless you change your beliefs…and that the most important element in your strategy to win the battle for your mind and productivity is your own psychology.
Consider the ramifications of this next question slowly and seriously….
“What’s the point of having a belief system if your thoughts and beliefs do not embed feelings of high self-esteem and supreme self-confidence…if they do not embolden you to dare mighty things…if they do not empower you to make your mark on the world.
You’re not here to merely exist, to conform to weak will of the majority, to settle for mediocrity…to live small nor to break even.
You were fearfully, wonderfully and uniquely made to make a difference. You’re here to break rules, break records and to create breakthrough performances.
To do so, you must breakthrough any self-imposed limitation and resistance force that is holding you back from unleashing your greatness.
You do that by building…
A FORTRESS OF BELIEFS
When you think of a fortress….a heavily protected, impenetrable building probably comes to mind. It’s purpose is to keep you safe and secure inside the walls of the fortress, while keeping the bad guys and any harm outside.
A fortress of beliefs serves a similar purpose. It’s designed to protect you…by protecting your self-esteem…your focus, time, wealth, health, mental well-being, productivity and your reputation.
A strong mental fortress ensures that you are not susceptible to outside negative influence or mental disturbance in any way.
And, when it comes to success, the attraction of wealth, maximizing productivity and FAST TRACKING YOUR GOALS…nothing else really matters.
Why? Because…if you can’t protect your thinking, if you can’t keep negative or limiting thoughts at bay, if you don’t build a fortified wall to protect your productivity…your results and peace of mind will ALWAYS be compromised.
You cannot afford to be delusional nor naïve about this truth: hostile forces constantly attack – with an array of weaponry including negative self-talk, pity, fear, false assumptions, accepted societal norms, other people’s opinions, all forms of media, along with the constant disruptions of email, phone calls, text and social messaging, and more.
These REAL weapons of mass destruction… stop productivity dead in its tracks.
Precisely because people have not learned how to diligently built a fortress of beliefs to protect them against their deadly influence…they find their hopes, dreams, ideas, careers, finances and even their marriages in serious disrepair and ruin.
When it comes to this attack against your mind and productivity, however, you don’t have to accept defeat…but you do have to accept the idea that building a fortress of beliefs is a LARGE PART of the solution.
So how do you do it…what’s the brick and mortar needed to build a strong, powerful, healthy fortress that protects you from the people, places and things that are aggressively determined to win the battle for your mind?
The four criteria for building, measuring and nurturing your fortress of beliefs are the following.
1. Your beliefs must…create positive, consistent and sustainable results.
To determine the strength and utilitarian value of your beliefs, simply look at your results as they serve as judge, jury, and executioner of your performance.
The purpose of your beliefs is to drive results…not to deflate them…to confront fear….not surrender to it.
Behavior is the physical manifestation of your beliefs and behavior never lies…which means your results tell you and the world everything you need to know about the quality and value of your beliefs.
2. Your beliefs must…bring you peace of mind.
Low self-esteem, anxiety, insomnia, chaos, depression, guilt, and shame are the result of a corrupted belief system.
If these beliefs dominate your thinking, then you have in effect built a mental prison and condemned yourself to living a small, fear-filled life…not a fortified belief system that allows your spirit to soar.
There is zero upside to self-limiting, negative beliefs…ONLY clean, pure and positive beliefs help you to fast track your goals and live the bold, ambitious and beautiful life you’ve always imagined.
3. Your beliefs must…make you feel safe and secure.
A mental fortress just like a physical fortress is meant to protect you and make you feel safe.
If your fortress contains elements of fear, doubt and worry…if your belief system says that lying, cheating and dishonoring commitments is acceptable behavior…I assure you that your belief system has been seriously damaged.
4. Your beliefs must…unleash your full potential.
It’s actually pretty simple. Your beliefs either empower you to rise to meet the mental demands and physical rigors of big challenging goals, or they undermine your ability to do so.
Precisely because victory or failure ALWAYS begins in the mind is reason enough as to why you need to build a strong, healthy fortress of beliefs.
To reinforce what I said earlier…the most important element in your strategy to win the battle for your mind and productivity is your own psychology.
Therefore, allow me to share the fortress of beliefs that serve as the foundational core of the 100 Day Challenge…and which will allow you to create a series of performance explosions.
If they don’t inspire you to question and liquidate any counterproductive attitudes, approaches, superstitions, or beliefs that are holding you back from unleashing your greatness…than nothing will.
To receive maximum value from your participation in the 100Day Challenge and to make 2017 the best year of your life…
You must believe that no matter how successful you or your organization has been in the past…that you have far more to offer the world than what you are currently displaying.
You must believe that you have the ability to multiply your performance, dramatically exceed your best expectations, and achieve goals on a scale that in the past seemed impossible.
You must believe that you have no legal or moral obligation or, for that matter, logical reason to settle for small, marginal…incremental growth.
You must believe that you were fearfully, wonderfully and uniquely made to make a difference…and that destiny is calling in 2017.
You must believe that in order for you to create a performance explosion, that you need to give up a few things to include false assumptions about how fast you change your life, self-limiting beliefs that undermine progress and the comfort zone that holds you back from unleashing your greatness.
The 100 Day Challenge was created to show you how to fend off ALL the enemies of productivity and how to get more accomplished in 100days than most people do over the course of ten years.
Your mindset for the moment may be flawed by doubt and skepticism. I completely understand.
The idea of making huge performance leaps, jumping from your present level of achievement to one several stages higher in 100days is an alien idea.
You have not been trained to think that way…and you may very well have definite reservations about the possibility that you can make such exponential improvement at all in such an abbreviated time frame.
However, I assure you that your doubts and skepticism are rooted in mental limitation. Your doubts are NOT the product of accurate thinking but habitual thinking.
My advice at this moment is that if you want to be skeptical of some ideas that truly deserve to be called into question, challenge the thoughts and beliefs that have argued against your taking big, bold and audacious moves.
Doubt is the enemy of hope; it does the majority of damage. Therefore, don’t give it any mental space.
From the moment you begin the 100 Day Challenge…I encourage you to proceed boldly…to act as if it is completely inconceivable that you will experience anything other than a significant leap in your performance.
And, if you still feel like doubting something, doubt your self-imposed limits…because you are here to unleash your greatness, and it would be my honor to show you how.
It might be the result of all the news lately about surveillance and privacy concerns, but here’s a pretty darn good idea which I’d like for you to consider…
What do you think would happen if I were to follow you with a camera crew 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while you went for your goals?
I bet 3 things would immediately take place…
1. You would START doing the things you know you
need to do.
2. You would STOP doing the things you know you
shouldn’t be doing.
3. You would build MASSIVE momentum and make
monumental performance gains.
THIS IS ALL possible by raising the stakes and enforcing greater levels of accountability.
Accountability serves and protects your character, credibility and commitments. It ensures that what you want to accomplish gets accomplished.
With that reality in mind, I wanted to share with you an exciting opportunity to achieve every goal you set, to enforce ultimate accountability, and show you how to start the second quarter focused and fired up.
Gary Ryan Blair, otherwise known as The Goals Guy, has put together a radical approach to goal setting and performance enhancement that truly is simply…OUTSTANDING!