Cost: Lots, and Lots of Time, Money and Hardwork
Difficulty: Hard to even Measure
Worth it: Hell Freakin Ya
The Consistent Message of Success
In a slight change from typical 52skillz programming, we are about to get all serious and motivational up in hur.
Here is what I want to talk about this week.
- People that accomplish great things are people too.
- Achieving great things in different domains follows a relatively transferable mindset.
- If you want to accomplish something incredible, its gonna involve a looooooot of pain.
1. People that Accomplish Great Things are People Too
At first glance, the concept of “people that accomplish great things are people too” may seem kind of odd…but I wasn’t sure of a better way to word it…let me explain.
“These people have something that I don’t have. They are indestructible. They know exactly what where they are going and they were probably born into a better situation than I was…etc….etc…”
They just know how to stick to a vision and work really really hard to make that vision happen.
Which was one of the most empowering things I have ever learned. It is no longer about what is happening externally around you, it is now about you, and the decisions you make with the time you are given.
2. Achieving great things in different domains follow are relatively transferable mindset.
*see appendix 1:
Mental Over Physical
Tackle Your Fears
Never Give Up
Surround Your Self with Great People
You Are Good Enough
Do What You Love, and Be Genuine
Know Why You’re Doing What You’re Doing
Keep What You Create
If you have watched the video you’ll have some idea of what individual said what for each of the above concepts. The interesting thing is, I would be willing to bet that if you were to see those ideas laid out without watching the video, you would have a pretty hard time determining which concept lined up with which industry.
Though climbing Everest 5 times, being a TV host and becoming a successful musician are all very different things, they all have a similar message. Ambition, work ethic, commitment to a vision and sacrifice all apply to doing something incredible.
Speaking of sacrifice
3. Doing Amazing Stuff Involves 66% Pain
Is that a peer-reviewed stat? Nope. Does it need to be? Nope.
Often times when I meet people doing amazing stuff, I like to ask them to describe their experience using just 3 words. And almost every time I have askedthis question I get two descriptive words correlated to pain like “devastating” or “scary”, and then a powerful word correlated to positivity like “fulfilling” or “satisfaction”.
“And when you extrapolate that data, you can then assume that these people have suffered for the majority of their career (or life) to get where they are today.”
Wanna climb Everest? Get ready to be cold and miserable for 3 months. Wanna become a TV host? You gotta go through the pain-cave first bro. Wanna become a successful musician? Well, better have your greatest fears realized, and then conquer those mutha uckas.
And though my sample size is only about 10 people, I would be willing to bet if you interviewed the top 1000 most impressive people in the world, the results would be pretty consistent. **cough**University of Alberta**cough**
So Whats the Secret to Climbing Everest, becoming a Successful TV Host, and being a Deaf Musician?
Work Hard. Conquer your Fears. Never Give Up. Embrace Pain. And Keep. On. Going.
Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed, and happy learning.