Success is a journey not a destination. Do you want to achieve success? What will it take for you to achieve your goals? Do you need to be better, faster, stronger? Does it require you get a new degree or a new job? Or should you move to a new city and start over? The good news is that getting started on the success journey requires NONE of the above changes.
Success is like a video game. Getting to the first level may be easy and gets you excited. With a little bit of luck you may even make it to Level 2. However, as soon you get to Level 3 and beyond, it starts getting challenging to get past the “monsters” and the “dragons” and you likely will get crushed. Some may decide to quit the game, once they face challenges beyond Level 2. Such players will rarely ever get to experience the joy of playing the highest level of the game. How does one get past Level 3? Train more and learn the techniques to get past the obstacles? Sure, you may get better improve your score and eventually jump to Level 4. However, once you reach Level 4, the temptation to quit will be only be higher as the “monsters” swallow you within seconds. You may even decide to “Upgrade” and buy yourself “Smarter and Sharper” weapons like a shiny sword off the App Store to better “combat” the monsters in Level 4. Alas, you may still find yourself losing the game.
The ONLY skill you must develop to conquer the game of life and succeed is to learn how to develop and maintain the right attitude.
Attitude drives actions, Actions drive results, Results drive lifestyles – Jim Rohn
Success guru Jim Rohn believes that attitude is an essential “skill” that MUST be developed to succeed. The road to success is filled with thorns that will leave you in pain and bleeding. It is common to see most people dejected and depressed with even minor setbacks experienced on their journey to the summit of their success. The right attitude for success will call upon you to get back up on your feet even when pushed to the ground. The right attitude will require you to look into the mirror, accept responsibility for your past mistakes and charge forward knowing that your “Lessons Learnt” will serve as a powerful shield for you as you attempt to tackle the next level up in the game of life. The right attitude for success will require you to shed your whining/complaining, accept criticism & have “self-belief” and a positive attitude.
Your attitude not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. Zig Ziglar
Finally, the right attitude for success calls upon each individual to be grateful for what they already possess and continue to strive for success knowing that the “Game Level” they already conquered is likely a distant dream for others.
Gratitude is the best Attitude.