Blueprint for Success: Do You Have What It Takes To Succeed?
In my book, DNA of Success, I write about a man in a wheelchair who attended one of my seminars. I had been talking about Core Desires and the resulting Conquering Force when he raised his hand and said, “What you are teaching is a lie – at least it is for me. I want to play pro football.”
He went on to describe how, as a quarterback in high school and college, he’d broken records and been scouted by the pros. Unfortunately, he was involved in a car accident that paralyzed him from the waist down.
So, he said, my idea of Core Desires wouldn’t work for him.
You might be thinking the same thing. You know what your Core Desire is, what you want to achieve, but you can’t. You can’t because:
- You don’t have the education.
- You can’t learn the subject matter.
- You don’t have the time.
- You’re too old to start now.
There are certainly things you can’t do. I, for example, may desire to be the youngest president of the United States. Since I’m already older than the youngest president, I can’t. I can’t invent the wheel. I can’t give birth. I can’t be the next American Idol (trust me).
But if you’ve tapped into your Core Desires and have determined you “can’t,” I’d give that another long look.
This week we’re talking about Seven Mistakes People Make Over and Over, which is drawn from my seminar Success in 5 minutes. Mistake #5 is: People focus on their lacks rather than on the strengths, assets and resources you possess.
I don’t want you to make that mistake. If you have a “can’t,” challenge it.
Are you really incapable of learning the subject matter? Many people who failed courses in school went on to learn the material on their own when they had the motivation to do it. Are you really too old? So it takes four years to get the degree you need. Won’t those four years pass, whether you’re pursuing your Core Desire or not? Make sure that your “can’t” isn’t an excuse born of fear.
Make sure that you really are clear on your Core Desire. Football wasn’t an option for the ex-quarterback. But as I asked him more questions, we both discovered that what he really craved was the feeling he’d had when he played – valuable, important and popular.” Now that was a Core Desire we could get behind.
If one of your “can’t”s is that you don’t have enough time, have I got an offer for you! Give me 5 minutes a day for 30 days, and I’ll give you the blueprint for success that you need to avoid the mistakes I’m writing about and reach your future in a blaze of glory.