Why you will succeed

Mike Morgan - a pizza guy

They aren't giving out success. You can’t buy success. You can’t inherit success. Success can only be earned. Success isn't money. It isn't measured by material wealth. Success can only be attained by succeeding. Why should others succeed while you watch from the sidelines? When you look at successful people throughout history, what separates them from you? Was it character built by hardship? You have that. Was it a determination to push forward for their families? You have that too. Is there something inside of their bodies that isn't present in yours? They have all of the same parts. So what is the difference? Why are they able to dig deeper, work harder and push farther than you? The only thing that is different is that they have made a choice. They have chosen to be different. They have chosen to go hard. That choice exists within in all of us. We all have the power to choose to make today the most important day of our life. We have the power to fight through the pain and build a new life. It is supposed to be hard. The walls that tower in front of our path drain our energy and spirit. The obstacles will bruise and batter us along the way. They want you to give up. They want you to quit. They want you to decide that the price is too high. They want you to believe that you don’t have what it takes. They want you to believe that this is all there is for you. But deep inside you know a different truth. You can see what they don’t want you to see. You can see the purpose of the trials. You see the reason for the difficulties. You know that these things are here to test you. They are here to weigh down those that don’t want it bad enough. You know that you are different. You know that you are one of the ones that makes it through. You are one of the few that will live the life you were meant to live. You are one of the even fewer that will make a difference in the lives of others. You know this because you have chosen to pay whatever the price it takes to get to this life. You will be discouraged and damaged by the obstacles, but you will keep going. The work will shred you. It will tear at your resolve. You will not quit. When others are asleep, you will be awake, grinding. When others are tired and give up you will simply glance at them and continue moving forward. You won’t judge them for the choices they make. They are living the life they have chosen. You have simply chosen a different way to live. When others are tearing each other down you will be creating and building. When others ignore learning, you will be hungry for new ideas and information. You understand that the front lines of the battle for your life aren't in the work. The location of the front line isn't determined by your limitations. You know that the front line for this battle is in your mind. You know that if you can win the battle to control your mind you will welcome the work. You will welcome the grind. You will be successful because you know that your life matters. Someday you will die. Before that happens, you have chosen to live.

Image courtesy of Marc Chernoff