REASON # 9 – You worry more about job security,
than how happy you are.
Job security is all in your mind.
How do you know that the company you work for will be around
in a year’s time, let alone ten year’s time? If you dread
waking up on a Monday morning…
– Find a different job, or
– Find a way to supplement your income so that you can leave
and do what you would really love to do.
I went against my wife and family and quit my job, despite
having no savings. I quit to do this. It’s what I want to do
with my life. Period.
Two years ago, I was counting the years to I retired at 60
with a full two-thirds pension. So what changed?
I changed…because the world won’t.
I decided that I couldn’t be unhappy for 40+ hours a week
…I decided that I wanted to see my family grow up…I
decided that I wanted to help my wife more with our
I decided to do what I wanted to do…and not what society
expects me to do. That’s why I wrote my eBook –
“The Science of Success”
I had a good career…with a decent salary. But I realised
that we are here to enjoy life…and not to struggle with
life. I have seen enough miserable people who work 70+
hours a week and have a fantastic salary…yet their kids
hardly know them.
It’s your life…and you only get one shot at it.
So you might as well enjoy it!
I hope that this part of the report has shown you
that there are more ways to be a success, other than what
can be measured in monetary terms.
Here’s the top ten quotes of ‘The Greatest’ :
10. Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you
think you are.
9. At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to
know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far.
8. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will
accomplish nothing in life.
7. I never thought of losing, but now that it’ s happened,
the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to
all the people who believe in me. We all have to take
defeats in life.
6. I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch
in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.
5. What keeps me going is goals.
4. It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief.
And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things
begin to happen.
3. I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
2. I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit.
Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
And the most thought provoking one…
1. I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the
world that I really was the greatest.
REASON # 2 – You can never imagine yourself as a success.
Successful people always have a vision of where they want to
be in the future.
Can you imagine yourself living the life of luxury in Monte
Carlo or on a yacht in the Caribbean?
Didn’t think you could.
Most people (apart from the successful ones) have a vision
of under-achievement. They never believe that they could
possibly be millionaires, or live a life like a famous role
I call this “Oh Well” thinking. You always hear yourself say
“Oh Well…it will never happen for me” or “Oh Well…she’s
luckier than me anyway”.
Think like a winner…and you will become a winner.
Look at the example of one of the greatest boxers of all
time – Muhammad Ali. You probably remember his catchphrase.
The thing was…he even said it when he was starting out and
was plain old Cassius Clay…
“I Am The Greatest”
You can read more of Gary’s work here…
“When I thought I couldn’t go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck.”
I have a fear of heights – and when someone sent me a collection of ‘awesome pictures’ the other day on an email this one really caught my eye…(My palms also became sweaty the more I thought about it!) The quote is Brian Tracey’s – the additional thought is mine!
Fear of heights!
Apologies to the photographer – I can’t credit you as I don’t know who you are!?
“When you have a purpose in life, a vision for what you want to achieve, and know why you want to achieve it, work becomes fun, and the time you spend working seems to just whizz by.”
Clayton J. Moore
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
Jim Rohn 1930-2009, Author and Speaker