“You can never own success – you can only rent it, and the rent is due every day.” But what is the rent? What does it actually cost to achieve the success you want – in your personal life, in your relationships, in your bank balance, or in your business?
We've all heard the phase "You've gotta pay the price" to achieve Success (or what ever it is that you want). Well what is the price?
The price is, very exactly, all the things necessary to achieve the success you want. This is the hardest part. To identify all the things necessary.
It's all the hard work; all the discipline; all the sacrifice; all the pain; all the suffering; all the set back; all the hardships; all the rejection; and the list goes on and on and on... It always includes things you didn't expect or plan for.
Example: You want to be a doctor. Well some obvious necessary first steps are:
- graduating from an accredited Medical School.
- passing the board exam.
- opening a solo practice or joining an established group.
- Etc.... These are all preliminary things that anyone would need to do.
This NEXT thing that must be defined, very clearly, in ANYTHING you want to accomplish is:
HOW SUCCESSFUL DO YOU WANT TO BE? ... This very important step is missed in almost everyone's game plan.
I always ask the wrestlers I coach, "How successful do you want to be?" Most of the time I get blank stares..... It's like they never really contemplated that before.
THE RENT ALWAYS GOES UP WHEN YOU WANT MORE SUCCESS.
Once you decide how successful you want to be, the next step is to check into the SUCCESS MOTEL where the rent must be paid daily. After missing the rent for a few days the landlord comes around looking for it, and if you don't have it .... you get kicked out. Yes you get kick out of the Success Motel.
It's the smallest of margins that separates Success from Failure, Winning from Losing... 1st and 2nd Place... maybe 1DAYS RENT!
This explains why someone will seemingly fall from greatness over night. Their rent was due and they didn't have it so the landlord had no mercy. The landlord in the success motel has no emotion in dealing with tenets.
Can't Pay the Rent... You Can't Stay.
HOW BAD DO YOU WANT SUCCESS!