I’ve come to learn that rarely is it a cataclysmic blow-up that knocks people off the road to success. No, it’s something much softer and subtler. I’ve watched it happen over and over…
A person interested in greater success knows they need to do certain things in a certain way. So, they begin their journey towards success by doing them.
Sooner or later, they experience resistance. Eventually, they experience a bit of failure – those things that don’t work. Along the way, they experience a few embarrassing hits to their ego. And of course, they experience the setbacks and the hardships that pave the way to greater success.
And, it’s not very much fun.
They know about successes’ requirement for persistence and growth – and certainly, they want the greater success – but it’s just that the bumps along the road to success aren’t very enjoyable.
Then, it happened in a gradual sort of way (usually), they started doing less and less of what they knew they should be doing. The procrastination set in. The busy-work started. More research was needed. Things started stalling out. Eventually, they just gave up.
The odd thing was, in the big scheme of things, none of the bumps in the road – the difficulties, obstacles, and of course, the disciplines – none of them were THAT BAD! It wasn’t like every time they did what they were supposed to do they lost a hand or a leg. It was just that it wasn’t fun, they didn’t enjoy it, and because of that simple lack of enjoyment, they allowed (i.e. drove) themselves off into the ditch. They quit!
Of course, those who become Millionaires For Jesus take a very different approach. One of the very best articulations of this different approach came from the great boxer Muhammad Ali who once stated:
“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 that’s what he did.
Could you do it?
Could you free yourself – for the requisite time – to put up with a few things that you don’t enjoy in order to become a Millionaire For Jesus?
Could you avoid the fade-out to failure?
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