If it feels like the odds are against you, you might be right.
It’s rare for something of value to land in your lap.
To accomplish great things, you’re always going to have hurdles. Do not let them discourage you!
Instead, be thankful because, in the end, those hurdles will make us smarter and stronger.
I remember when I was trying to figure out how to be financially successful without a college diploma.
At the time, that was a pretty high hurdle I couldn’t see around. For many years I used my lack of formal education as an excuse. But when I thought of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time, I learned that Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Richard Branson, and Michael Dell all dropped out of school! And Henry Ford? Little Henry was born into poverty and never attended school at all! For the most part, formal education was hindering these people.
Once I moved beyond this mindset block, all around me, doors started appearing. They weren’t swinging open and dragging me in, but my eyes opened wide to options and choices.
Here are 3 things I do when the odds are against me.
- Get the facts. Find out if what you think is impossible is, in actuality, possible. If your mind can see a possibility, you’re on your way.
- Become self-educated. Realize that everything you learn doesn’t have to be taught by a professor. Read, listen to podcasts, practice, watch others, ask questions, try, fall, get back up, and try again.
- Become unstoppable. This one is easy. If your yearning is strong enough, you will develop a relentless race for success. So don’t just kind-of-want-something or sort-of-wish for your goal. Otherwise, every little bump will trip you up.
When you think the odds are stacked against you, you’re right.
And when you think the odds are in your favor, you’re also right.
It’s your future. You decide.