It’s interesting when you try and find out why some people are successful, and some people aren’t.
Sure, natural talent plays a part, but not nearly as much as most of us would like to think.
I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying that “Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.”
Meaning any clown can come up with a “brilliant” idea, but the real test is whether you can put in the daily effort required to bring it to fruition.
Consider some people who are world famous for their “success.”
Warren Buffet, the genius investor, actually has a pretty simple investment model. But since he’s been putting the same principle to work for more than 40 years, he’s richer than most people on Earth.
Brad Pitt, one of the more famous Hollywood actors today, didn’t become famous overnight. He started out when in High School, and continued, day in and day out, with a single goal in mind.
Tiger Woods, a world famous pro golfer, wasn’t born with mad driving or putting skills. He worked at his game, practicing countless times, since he was 3 years old.
I’m sure that pretty much anybody reading this, had he or she done those same things, they would have gotten the same results.
There’s one thing that almost everybody overlooks when trying to “reproduce” greatness, even people who understand NLP modeling techniques.
And that is this:
While those famous people were practicing to become famous, doing the same thing, day in and day out, it was they believed about themselves, and what they were capable of, that kept them going.
After all, it took Tiger a while to start winning tournaments, Pitt a while to start landing fame inducing roles, and Buffet a long while before he made his fortune.
The only thing carrying them forward in the long years between the time they started, and the times they reached success, was the ideas in their heads.
Change your beliefs about yourself, get to work, and as Winston Churchill famously said, “never, never, never never, never, give up.”