[email from Adam Khoo sent on 15 Jan 2007]
People who achieve their goals are those who are truly committed to get what they want. To them, their goals are not a mere wish or a weak desire. They are an absolute must.
When a goal becomes a must, we operate from a very different frame of mind. When something becomes an absolute must, we will do whatever it takes to get it (within ethical, legal & moral boundaries of course).
When something becomes a must, we will stretch well beyond our comfort zones and keep changing our strategy as many times as it takes.
Time and again, you will notice that people who succeed are those who show this level of commitment. In fact I believe that failures, setbacks and frustrations are life's ways of testing our level of commitment.
Most people fail this test by quitting when they hit major obstacles. The few who succeed do so because they do whatever it takes to overcome obstacles.
I truly believe that when something becomes a must for you, and you are willing to do whatever it takes, you will always find a way!
For most people, achieving success in anything is rarely a must. They would like to lose weight, but it is not a must. They would love to make more money, but they won't die without it. They wish they could take charge of their lives, but they could live without it.
The moment something becomes a 'should' instead of a 'must', you will rarely achieve it. You will always find a way to put it off or to quit the moment you meet resistance.
People like Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg or a Donald Trump who achieve success are not born more focused, more disciplined or luckier than the average person.
What makes them different is that they make their goals a must for themselves. They are not willing to accept anything less than the best.
So let me ask you a question.
Are your dreams and goals an absolute must or are they just weak desires that you can live without? Have you been truly committed to do whatever it takes in the past or have you quit and given yourself excuses along the way?
If you haven't then it's time you take yourself and your goals seriously because if success isn't a must for you then there is no way that you can become successful. Because success only reserves itself for people who want it bad enough to make a MUST!
To Your Success,