Be Honest. How Much Do You Want Success?

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One a scale from 0-100... with 0 being not at all and 100 being totally...

I think I want success at about 94.

What about you?

Do I want it bad enough?
#honest #success
  • Profile picture of the author Jim Guererro
    I want success to be 100. What else could it be? I think that the success quotient should either be 100 or 0. There are no middle of the road people who want success. Either you want it or you don't.

    Understanding why we want to be successful will determine the success quotient. If the reason for success isn't enough to make the quotient 100 then change the reason.
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    • Profile picture of the author Diice
      Originally Posted by Jim Guererro View Post

      I want success to be 100. What else could it be? I think that the success quotient should either be 100 or 0. There are no middle of the road people who want success. Either you want it or you don't.

      Understanding why we want to be successful will determine the success quotient. If the reason for success isn't enough to make the quotient 100 then change the reason.
      Jim is right, there is no way of scoring how much you want success. You either want it, or you dont. If you "half" want it or want it "94/100" then you do not want it enough. You will be succesful when you want to be succesful more than you want to breath.

      -Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author pmg2712
    Micheal I want it real bad but yes I am not putting any efforts.
    I am thinking if I put more brains I can find different ways to success.
    wat say.
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  • Profile picture of the author princecapri
    I have to agree with pmg. I wish to be very successful (more like create a name for myself and innovate, rather than just make money). But am I putting in the right, dedicated efforts for it? Honestly, I am not so sure!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    @PMG & @Prince

    Being honest with yourself is important.

    I have probably put in thousands of hours of efforts... but I am not always sure how efficient the efforts have been.
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    • Profile picture of the author kayshaw
      Originally Posted by Michael55555 View Post

      @PMG & @Prince

      Being honest with yourself is important.

      I have probably put in thousands of hours of efforts... but I am not always sure how efficient the efforts have been.
      I agree. I feel like this line of work is extremely disappointing and extremely uplifting. Its like the the IM world is bipolar
      However, with that being said, I truly believe 100% that perseverance and ingenuity is the key to success.
      As to the original question, I want to succeed at a score of 100, but I know that I get in my own way with the fear of success which probably brings down my success to a score of 75. For example, I am about to post my first WSO and I am soooo excited but soooo terrified at the same time. lol
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
        Originally Posted by kayshaw View Post

        I agree. I feel like this line of work is extremely disappointing and extremely uplifting. Its like the the IM world is bipolar
        However, with that being said, I truly believe 100% that perseverance and ingenuity is the key to success.
        As to the original question, I want to succeed at a score of 100, but I know that I get in my own way with the fear of success which probably brings down my success to a score of 75. For example, I am about to post my first WSO and I am soooo excited but soooo terrified at the same time. lol
        Que Sera
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        I hope it is successful. Just be sure not to exceed your own risk tolerance perhaps.
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  • Profile picture of the author princecapri
    Michael, do you track the time you spend on doing things? And the yields (more difficult to quantify).

    Let me put it this way - I was speaking to someone yesterday, and he said that high quality bloggers that make a lot of money spend over $80 (time not included) on a blog post. This includes guest posting, link building, advertising and marketing. They see good returns on it. He believed that if we can spend $30-$40 on each blog post, we could easily see good returns. Of course, money is quantifiable, but success is not.

    I would suggest documenting your time better, it would certainly evaluate your time expense, and see if you are being productive or not (I might be going away from topic here, sorry!)
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    • Profile picture of the author derekd
      This could be simply semantics, but I don't really feel in terms of "wanting" success, as if it's a far off thing to be "gotten" at some point.

      To me, success is simply a state of being, and it is already with me now.

      I'm simply living my life as a success always regardless of what I have or don't have as I've had, and will continue to have experiences and things that could be defined as massive successes.

      I've had incredible things that are considered a "success" in the past, and things that were considered "failures" in actuality were "successes" when I learned what I needed to from them.

      There are also many ways in which I and others would define me as a success with regards to skills and talents, and I believe everyone can all say the same thing if they allow themselves to recognize it.

      Perhaps, "How much do you enjoy having success and are willing to allow yourself to have even more successful experiences in the future?" would be how I think of it to myself.
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      • Profile picture of the author Joseph G Spiteri
        If it's 94 that's not good enough you have to keep that image of you a success in your mind every minute of every day. It should be the last thing
        in your mind when you go to bed and the first thing you think about when you wake your unconscious will do the rest.

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  • Profile picture of the author ZumbaKassel
    I'm probably at 80, I should be over 90 but I feel like I'm not pushing hard enough!!
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  • Profile picture of the author pmg2712
    I agree with Price, according to me there is no work which can not be completed in 9 hours of time, which we supposed the working hours. Also human brain has got its own efficiency. so tracking ur efforts might help.
    Most of us, like me, spend time only in thinking, as I think a lot.
    I do not know if it will help but sometimes it helps me in putting my efforts in perfect directions.
    Nothing is useful blind efforts and wishful thinking..
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  • Profile picture of the author mattryan30
    Right now I'm at around 100 percent,but I have been so complacent in my life at times where it has been probably a 20. I used to have a big fear of success,and I've missed a lot of opportunities that I'm sure would have bagged me a lot of money had I not had that fear. It may seem odd to some to have a fear of success,but I've quit things or not started things because of the overall anxiety that I would become super successful and wouldn't know how to handle the success.Of course I've also not done things out of a fear of failure,but for some reason the fear of success was more demotivating than the fear of failure.

    Thank God I've changed this ridiculous mindset because I want success not at all costs unless the cost is my soul or integrity. I'm kind of okay with failures too because they will help me learn what I don't need to do in my journey to success.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
      Originally Posted by mattryan30 View Post

      Right now I'm at around 100 percent,but I have been so complacent in my life at times where it has been probably a 20. I used to have a big fear of success,and I've missed a lot of opportunities that I'm sure would have bagged me a lot of money had I not had that fear. It may seem odd to some to have a fear of success,but I've quit things or not started things because of the overall anxiety that I would become super successful and wouldn't know how to handle the success.Of course I've also not done things out of a fear of failure,but for some reason the fear of success was more demotivating than the fear of failure.

      Thank God I've changed this ridiculous mindset because I want success not at all costs unless the cost is my soul or integrity. I'm kind of okay with failures too because they will help me learn what I don't need to do in my journey to success.
      I've had times when my motivation goes down to like 5-25... then I do the things that I know will usually raise my drive and ambition. They usually work. They always have so far. I'm at like an 80 at this exact moment...
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  • Profile picture of the author dugu56
    I am at about 98 or 99 and it still isn't enough!
    Do I want it badly? Absolutely, however I keep procrastinating and making plans that lead nowhere...
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
    I don't want to put my success on a scale. Or the image of what I want to achieve.

    Success varies in so many different avenues. Sometimes I want to be successful at something, but someone else is already doing such a great job that I don't feel necessary to go into the industry.

    I want success more than anything in this world, followed by recognition and being a role-model for those around me.



    By the way, this video was recorded about 5 minutes from my place. I know the locale almost every scene of this video ha.
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    • Profile picture of the author Salesforce
      I do agree with Justin.For me success can't be rated on a universal scale as definition of success varies from person to person.
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  • Profile picture of the author BackonTrack
    At the position i am in, 100! i need to be successful!!!! and i WILL!
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  • Profile picture of the author richardhatley
    ....great post...thanks a lot
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    I feel that I rate myself at 95, but I'm not contented yet. I just need to do something that can increase my success rate at 100.
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    110%

    I haven't been playing too many video games, watching TV, or doing much leisurely things on my spare time since I'm so dedicated to my IM and video making efforts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lin Raj
    Success parameters are different for different indivisuals but 4 me it is 100.
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  • Profile picture of the author buckeyes09
    Yes. Although as seen in this thread, the concept of what constitutes "success" is sort of nebulous. I would like to be able to travel whenever I want, run/work out whenever I want, and take the pictures (pro-level SLR gear isn't cheap) whenever I want. Everything else is icing on the cake. I love icing.
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  • Profile picture of the author AaronMorton
    Hi guys,

    I have a saying Entertain the outcome, focus on the process.

    Reading about people that are successful, pages are not spent describing how they really wanted to be successful, pages are spent describing what they did to become successful and their thinking strategies when they come across setbacks and opportunities.

    To be successful, there has to be complete ecology with the rest of your world. Are you prepared for the sacrifices that come with being successful. Gary Vaynerchuk talking about if you have a job at the moment, working 9-5, see your kids till 7, then working on your IM business from 7-2am..are you prepared to do that.

    While people have the weekend off, are you prepared to work if needs be?

    While your mates go out on the alcohol, are you prepared to say your staying in to work?
    Being successful is about being fully embodied in the experience of doing what needs to be done and due to this fully immersed experience, what people call your unconscious (it not a real thing btw but thats another story!) will begin to wire up for the process to be automatic enough for your behaviours to be the consistency needed to be successful.

    Anders Erickson, the psychologist who spent his life researching expertise did not find it wasn't the want that determined who was more successful, it was the person spending the most time on 'deliberate practice'.

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  • Profile picture of the author team74
    U will keep it to the 100.
    When u reached 100 then this is the achievment.
    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author barefut
    I think being 100% driven for success can be dangerous. That means you might be willing to compromise your personal principles to obtain success, and could end up seeing it all tumble by not following the 'rules'.
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  • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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    Your actions will tell you how bad you want it. How many hours are you spending per day working balls to the wall making your success a reality. The proof is in the pudding.
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  • Profile picture of the author techbul
    I am in the middle and i truly want more.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    I truely believe that success is a state of mind.

    Being "successful" is not about making money and being financially secure. I can tell you for a fact because I know many financially secure people, including myself, and you can still feel like a total failure, but have a ton of money in the bank. People can admire your success all day long, but if you don't believe your successful, their words will mean nothing to you. You may even grow to despise them. For thinking that money can actually change the way you feel about yourself. Like one day you just make a lot of money, and automatically feel like a success. Thats definitely not how it works.

    Being successful, simply put, is feeling successful. Some people might say that feeling successful, is about working hard, and feeling accomplished at the end of each day. I say, you should feel successful the minute you wake up every morning.

    I think this is a really important concept for a lot of people to understand. Like the book, "Think Rich, Grow Rich", that so many people consider a classic... but somehow still forget what success actually means.

    Its the same thing, "Think Success, Grow Successful".

    For instance. My oldest brother makes $440,000 a year as the vice president of a well known brokerage firm. But he's always trying to buy the newest/most luxurious vehicle, or the best suit, the best clothes for his kids, the best home, trying to be a member of the best golf club, have the best shoes, always overly concerned about how he talks, how he behaves, the church he goes to etc etc.

    To most people, it would seem like thats normal stuff for a successful person to do.

    But all his brothers, including myself, really know how insecure he is. Always worried about coming off like a failure. I have learned, as the youngest of 4 older brothers, to live my life in the complete opposite way of my oldest brother. I drive an affordable and efficient car (civic), I don't care what people think about my shoes, I love to shop at thrift stores, I can't remember the last time I bought a brand new polo shirt from the mall, etc etc.

    Some people would call me a cheap/frugal bast**d. And I am. But more importantly, I have learned that success is a state of mind. If you are always trying to make yourself look better, or have a more expensive car, home, clothes, etc etc... then how successful can you really feel inside? When you're always trying to prove that you're not a failure?

    I look at people like Mark Cuban. Thats one successful guy. Not because he has money. But because he has no problem cooking himself food, or wearing casual cheap clothing. He doesn't need a servant around his home... he has NOTHING to prove to anyone, because he is a secure and successful man. Both of which, I will always believe, are just a habitual state of mind.

    If you feel like a failure now, I hate to break it to you, money is not going to change a thing. In fact, it can actually make things worse. Especially the day you realize, that you've wasted your entire life thinking you need money, just to feel successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    I think my target is 80 % if i can want it that much then I will get it.
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