Sunday, June 20, 2010

Feed the Need to Suceed

Some days I go from wanting to give up to wanting to work harder and push myself further. I’ not sure what accounts for the severe swings but they do happen. The important thing is my desire to succeed easily outweighs the desire to give up. It’s important to take account of how you are feeling and monitor it closely. What just happened to make you feel a certain way? If it resulted in a bad feeling, how do you counter that to make those negative feelings stay as short as possible? I want to make sure that I starve the negative and feed the Need to Succeed.

In my world things need to be extreme, if you are not extreme then you are just like everybody else, and your results will be just like everybody else’s. If you are extreme; you will achieve extreme results.

1. I tell myself “You haven’t lost or failed until you Quit”. Did you know that ants can’t quit?
Have you ever read the famous of Tammerlane, a famous Asian conqueror who once was going to quit. He was hiding out contemplating surrendering when he saw an ant. The ant was trying to get a piece of corn up over a wall. The kernel of corn was much larger than the ant and try as he may the ant could not get the kernel over the wall. So Tamerlane began to count the futile efforts of this ant, to see how many times he would try until he gave up. He counted 10, 20, 40, 60, 69, but on the 70th attempt the ant succeeded. Sixty-nine times the ant tried to carry it up over the wall, and sixty-nine times he failed. But on seventieth try he succeeded and pushed the grain of corn over the top. If an ant has 70 times in him, then I at least have a 100 in me.
2. If I quit, I will always have regrets – I hate regrets!
3. If I quit, then I am no longer worthy of the 272 posts that I have listed in this blog

1. I actually look at people who are the opposite of what I want to be in life. I look at fat, lazy, unmotivated, people and critique them to myself. This might sound harsh, it might sound extreme, but you are in this by yourself, fighting for your goals everyday. You have one life to live so you must give it your all. If you feed your mind and body right it will take you where you need to go. Looking at people that you DON’T want to be like is a reality check. It helps you remember where you came from spiritually, mentally and monetarily on a daily basis, and being thankful where you are now. It helps you stay hungry.

2. Healthy living, Eating well, Working out
Subconsciously you see sexy people on TV and we relate the perfect body with success. If you are working out and getting yourself in shape and eating right you will subconsciously relate yourself with successful people. This might not be healthy mentally, but...
I’m already crazy. If my goal is to have a body like Tyson Beckford and I fall short, I’m still doing well. If my goal is to have a body like Al Roker and I fall short I’m a health risk. So why not shoot for the stars and feel like a winner.

3. Act as if.
This one is huge. Act as if you already reached your goal. How would you treat people? what would your attitude be like every day? Have you ever seen a millionaire, a CEO, an actor and he is the nicest person in the world? Immediately your response is, “I would be nice to if I had that kind of money”. Well then that’s what you need to be NOW! Would you be singing and dancing on your way home if you were rich, if you were a millionaire? Then sing and dance now. Would you greet everyone warmly, bring in bagels for the crew in the morning? Then do that stuff now! Don’t wait; because you are already there, time just has to catch up with you. Treat your car like it’s the Ferrari that you have always wanted. Treat your apartment like it’s the 8000 sq ft mansion you’ve always known you would live in. Clean it, care for it as if. The same goes for everything. If you were rich beyond your wildest dreams, you would be eating healthy because you would want this life to last forever. Act as if.

Watch and read about successful people. What makes them tick? The common thread between all of them isn’t intelligence, it isn’t socio-economic status, or race….it’s that fact that they didn’t quit!

Just posting this I’m already back to the succeed side of my pendulum swing. Matter of fact I have 4 other posts just like this to keep me focused, as well as 15 or 20 bookmarks of other blogs. You can’t talk as much s@#t as I do and be a quitter.

In fact I’ve already succeeded – I just have to wait for my bank account to catch up with my attitude.

My swag is back on full – Get some!

An FTB bloggers Blog


June said...

Just so you know, you are one of the blogs that I have bookmarked for inspiration. I do look forward to your posts. Thank you for the dedication you have showed to this blog.


An FTB Bloggers Blog said...

That's why I can't quit. Quitting will make everything that I write invalid. My readers would be dissappointed, and that too keeps me going!!

Mike said...

No we wouldn't be dissappointed, you have come far since I started reading this blog, through the different format changes and business ventures, I think you have already succeed. Cheers!

Masumi said...

With your ambition and focus, it's just a matter of time before it all works out for you. How is it that you're not a millionaire yet??? You are inspiring and energizing. Stay driven!

Henry said...

Someone copied one of your posts so I followed the link. Great blog - I will stay tuned. It's hard to find people not afraid to admit their real intentions. I want to be rich too, and I'm not embarrassed to say so.

An FTB Bloggers Blog said...

Masumi - the only person that I truly personally know that needs only one name!! Madonna, Prince, etc.. Thanks for still reading throughout all these years. You are right - soon I'm going to have rename this site to future Billionaire! The Economy set me back....just a little.

Bran Picker said...

You can't win a fight if you have already defeated yourself before your opponent shows up.