I have four things I know FOR SURE about success in business and in life. I’ve learned each of these in my journey as an entrepreneur, business owner, and leader. As you read them, ask yourself how each applies to your life.
- It’s all About the Burpees. If you’re not aware, a burpee is a workout move where you jump up, hit the floor, do a pushup, and jump back up. That sequence is one burpee. In Cross fit it’s the mainstay. Here’s the thing – they suck! No one likes them. They’re exhausting and monotonous. BUT they’re also the thing that gets you to the level of fitness you’re seeing if you’re doing Cross fit. So, here’s the thing. In business, in life, we have to do the burpees. Whatever that means in your life. Make it easier by learning to love the process. Accept that they have to be done day in and day out and find joy in it…and that leads me to number two.
- Life and Success Reward the Committed. Just like you get that fit trim body over time, so to do you get the success, the life you want over time. You can’t do 100 burpees in one day and BOOM! have the body you want. You have to do them every day, over time. Success is your reward for doing whatever the burpee is in your life over and over again. When you commit, life, the universe, rewards you.
- It’s not about SETTING Goals. It’s about WORKING towards them. I have countless goals I haven’t reached. Honestly, I haven’t reached 95% of the goals I set. And that’s okay. It’s not about hitting the goal, it’s about having something to work towards. If we’re not challenged, if we just hit everything the minute we want to, what are we learning? Allow yourself to work towards something without the expectation of an instant outcome. Most people want immediate gratification, but that’s not how life works. Be comfortable with the process, the journey, the learning that happens on your way to meeting that goal.
- It’s All About the Decision. Make a decision and back it up with belief. One decision backed by belief – belief in yourself, in your right to have success, in the universe to provide you with it – is all that’s needed to drive you to success, to achieving your goals.
How do each of these apply to you? What you will do today to continue your path to success?