Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger’s(Buffett’s business partner) combined net worth is $143 Billion. You heard that right – $143 Billion. Whenever I see a person’s net worth starting with a “b”, I listen. Heck, I even listen to those whose net worth starts with an “m”. You can never go wrong with either(unless they’ve won the lottery, in which case they probably don’t know what they’re doing).
We should be willing to listen to them because they know what they’re doing. When you have the virtually bottomless bank accounts they have, you know what you’re talking about.
They might also know a thing or two about how to get to their level, and why not, perhaps about life in general too.
So we must be willing to listen. We must become like a sponge, absorbing their words and golden nuggets of wisdom so we can model them and (more…)
Some time ago I heard a story that resonated with something my mom would always tell me while growing up(still does). She would always urge me to give my best and to always strive to be the best. She would constantly say, “Be the best at what you do, no matter what you do. If you’re a shoe-cleaner, be the best shoe-cleaner in the world. And if you’re a CEO, be the best CEO in the world.”
I wholeheartedly agree.
Winners like to be around people that have committed to excellence. They always gravitate toward these people. And guess what happens when
Most people want to have a great life, a great body, a great marriage, a great job, a great car, but most people aren’t willing to make a great effort to develop a great skill set or do what it takes. They aren’t even willing to hear what it takes to accomplish their goals. They want the easy way out. They don’t want to work out, they want a pill. They don’t want to burn fat, they want liposuction. They don’t want to devour books to deepen their understanding of the field in which they work in, they want to watch TV. They don’t want to be first at work and the last one to leave, they get there late and are the first to leave…while expecting a promotion, of course. In other words, they want the rewards without putting in the necessary effort. They wish a different result while not changing the input.
This is called insanity. Wishing and expecting a different result while doing exactly the same. They are nothing more than walking contradictions living lives of quiet desperation.
Most people want to hear that it’ll be easy but what they need to hear is that there is in fact a substantial time + effort commitment that must be made if you want to improve your life. There are proven steps you can take. But these goals, dreams and desired consequences won’t come without first creating the necessary causes. A good job won’t come without a college degree; sales revenues won’t increase if you don’t make more calls; your six-pack won’t show if you don’t do abs; a college degree won’t come if you don’t study.
You must create the necessary causes for your desired consequences. And you must be the source cause of all these necessary causes for these desired consequences to take place. This is not easy to do but totally worth it. (more…)
This video PUMPED me up. It’s about a football coach giving a speech to his team right before a game(resulting in his team crushing the other team). What you’re about to hear should be printed and read everyday. Maybe read twice a day, once upon waking up and again when gone to bed. Whatever works for you. The point is to constantly expose yourself to these words so they permeate your subconscious mind so you start behaving like the champion that you are.
This is the mindset of a warrior.
I will conquer what has not been conquered
Defeat will not be in my creed
I will believe what others have doubted
I will always endeavor to pull esteem, honor, and respect out of my team