Imagine an eight-month old baby crawling on the floor booking it towards the couch. The baby reaches her destination, pulls herself up to a standing position and lets out a loud squeal of pure joy. She did it, she’s standing up. Now comes the hard part.
Can she do it? Can she take the first steps as a walker (no, not the walking dead version lol)?
As mom gets her phone out to put this momentous occasion on SnapChat, the baby girl leans forward, and…
Falls flat on her face. No walking today.
When this happened to you or I how long did our parents give us to learn to walk?
How long did you give your babies until they learned to walk?
Did we say, “If they don’t walk by the age of 12 months, that’s it, we’re done, no walking for this kid!”
No! Of course not. We give them as long as it takes and we keep working with them until they get it. And when they do begin walking, it’s the greatest moment of pride for a young parent. (Soon followed by sheer terror of what they’ll get into or fall down!)
What if some of the most iconic figures in history had given up?
Michael Jordan didn’t win his first NBA championship until seventh season in the league.
Legendary coach John Wooden didn’t win his first NCAA Championship until his 17th season of collegiate coaching.
World renown fashion designer Vera Wang didn’t make it big until she was 40.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson didn’t get his breakout role until the age of 43.
Actress Helen Mirren didn’t get her breakout role until the age of 45.
Harland David Sanders, aka Col. Sanders, didn’t franchise his first KFC until the age of 63.
And I will be over the age of 35 when I become financially free and free to travel the world.
Success takes time. It’s been over six years since I first set out on my journey. I was going through one of the most difficult times of my personal and professional life, all with a four-month old baby. During those times of turmoil a vision was born. I started this blog, and while I have yet to make a lot of money off it, it has led to many great opportunities, connections, and relationships that I did not previously have.
My wife and I have big goals for ourselves and our family. It takes time, but we know we will get there. We are not going to fall into the trap which stops most people from achieving what they want. We know anything worth having takes time and a lot of effort.
There is no such thing as an overnight success story. You have to behave like a duck, calm and cool on the surface, but kicking like crazy underneath.
I challenge you to write down a big-time goal. Something you would love to do within your talents. Make sure it’s something that if another person were to read it, they’d laugh and say, “You’re crazy!”
Now, go get to work. It’s not too late. It’s never too late. Heck, Charles Darwin was over 50 before he published Origin of Species.
The keys for success are these:
- Set your intention
- Forget The How #FTH
- Believe in yourself and your ability to make it happen
- Act. There is no substitute for hard work.
- Receive. Be open, willing, and able to receive abundance.
The law of attraction is real my friends.
It’s time you join me in your pursuit of greatness.
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