Why Not You?
Have you ever asked yourself this question? Most people haven’t. If you’re in that camp, I highly encourage you to start asking yourself this question on a regular basis.
But What’s it Mean?
Think about the industry leaders, the icons across history, and the legacy of your family. Sure, there are other places to consider, but this is a good starting point.
Now think about what they’ve accomplished during their lifetime.
A lot of people will automatically think that this isn’t even in the realm of possibility for them. “I’m not smart enough, they got lucky, they have money, they had these advantages, etc.”
The never-ending list of excuses of why they can’t be this or that person start to roll in…
Why create your own ceiling? Why are you limiting what’s possible for you? Why stand in your own way?
WHY CAN’T IT BE YOU?
Be That Person
For me, once I believe and things started to happen, my self-belief grew even more. It snowballed. I started to understand that I could be that person. When I say “that person” I’m talking about being that person I was looking for.
The person from my area that could represent success business, outside-the-box thinking, and wealth-creation for my family.
The person that my family can look up to. The person that is pushing to be the best dad he can be. The person in my family that broke the poverty trend.
The person that can inspire others consistently through hard work and discipline.
How to Stay on Track
Look, it’s hard. No one said it was easy. If it was easy, then everyone would do it, right?
Lean on your habits. Use your habits as the guardrails to stay on track.
For example, when I wake up every morning at 3:20am it’s not even a decision on whether or not I’m going to the gym. It’s automatic. I get up at the same time – no matter how I feel, what’s going on, etc. – and get out the door.
Having these rules in my life is what has made me successful.
Not having a structure and aimlessly wandering isn’t a good strategy. It’s a crapshoot. Building a structure actually gives you a chance.
Start asking yourself, “Why not me?” Then say to yourself, “I can be that person.”