In this video, I will answer the BIG question “Can anyone succeed?”
First and foremost, I guess that depends on who’s asking that question to themselves. If I say to myself, can I succeed? Only I would know the answer to that.
I get this question a lot because people who work with me or people I’m surrounded by will say, hey can anybody succeed doing this? I think it’s really determined based on who’s asking the question.
I know I can succeed. That’s determined based on how I think about life, how I think about this moment, how I think about the future. Also how I think about the past.
I think many times people look at their past and they say:
- “because my situation is different than other people’s”
- “I wasn’t born with a silver spoon” or
- “I didn’t grow up with these types of opportunities”
I believe we create opportunities. If I’m asking the question I go, yes, I can succeed and I can create my future.
Somebody else asking themselves that question might think they can’t succeed, which means, no, not everybody can succeed. If I’m asking the wrong question, and I’m thinking to myself I can’t succeed, then I’m not going to succeed.
I think, if you look around, the world tells us what’s happening and the truth is there’s not a lot of people in the world that are succeeding at the standards that we might call success. Then, that begs the question of what is
Then, that begs the question of what is success?
I think the standards today of how we look at success, on how society and we collectively, have come up with what success is, I think actually the definition is dead.
I don’t even know what the exact definition of success, but when I look around it’s:
- do you have to right car?
- do you have the right house?
- do you have the right job?
It depends what group you’re running in.
Entrepreneurs ask themselves a very different question. Entrepreneurs mostly are after impact, they’re after freedom.
To entrepreneurs success is not money, per se, I think for entrepreneurs it’s impact and freedom and money is a piece of that.
In today’s society, (and this is a very general statement) when I look around, I think success is mostly determined by money. I don’t believe that
But I believe that a lot of people believe that and they believe:
- “If I only had money then I would get ahead in this world.”
- “If I only had money to fund my dreams, then I would get ahead in this world.”
I think it’s the reverse. I think if you have dreams then you have a reason to go out and make the money, versus if I had money my dreams would come true.
Success is clearly in the eye of the person who is looking at their life and saying, I can succeed and they will succeed. They truly have to know it and they truly have to believe it.
That would be my answer for the day on this and maybe the question for you for you today is, asking yourself, can I succeed?
I think every one of us actually believe we can. Then it comes to looking at our environment, it comes to looking at our past, and a lot of times people dictate their life by their past or their environment.
I look at my environment and say, I’m going to change, shape, shift, bend my environment to create what I want.
I look at my past and go, it’s my past. I can do it any way I want. My past is based on how I perceive it, and what meaning I give to it.
Ultimately for me, success is how I’m looking at this exact moment and what I want to create and how I want to change my environment to fit what I want to see in my dreams.
I hope this serves you, I hope this helps you.
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