The biggest secret to getting what you want (no matter what it is that you want) can be summed up in three sentences:
Never give up.
Never give up.
Never give up.
As simple as this advice sounds, what you just read was one of the last speeches that Winston Churchill ever gave in his lifetime. He got up in front of the audience, spoke these three sentences, and walked off. Considering all the things that this man had accomplished in his life and all of the wisdom which he shared with the audience, he chose only these three words.
Why is this?
Because he probably learned that the leading cause of “failure” in any endeavor was the decision to accept failure by giving up. You’ve already read that every negative circumstance carries with it the opportunity to learn, to become a better person and press on towards the achievement of your dreams.
Considering this, it’s easy to understand that the only way to truly “fail” at something is to fail to learn, to fail to grow and to fail to press on. Giving up is failure. Everything else is simply the opportunity to develop the skills which will eventually lead to success.
The Nobel Prize winning scientist Neil Bohr said that an expert is nothing more than someone who has failed many times within one narrow field. Just think about what this means when it comes to Winston Churchill’s advice to never give up.
It means that if you continue to learn, to grow and to persist, that you’ll eventually develop the status of an expert. That is, provided that you know exactly what it is that you want…which is a clue to the second biggest secret of success:
Even if you refuse to give up, it is possible to miss out on living your life your way. All that you have to do is have your attention and interest scattered and several different directions instead of focused on one thing. Lack of focus is a common problem which every person must master.
Many people never get what they want out of life because they never determine what they really want. And they never determine what they really want because their attention is scattered in too many different directions.
Think about this: a laser beam is nothing more than light which is focused towards one central point. Lasers have the power to cut through almost any substance in existence. This ought to give you an idea of just how important it is to focus your energy on one central goal.
If you do this, and if you never give up, there’s only one more thing you’ll need to do to live your life your way…
Never Stop Learning
Eric Hoffer once said that in times of drastic change the learners will survive while the learned would find themselves well equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. This is probably one of the wisest things which has ever been said when it come to achieving your full potential.
There is no such thing as standing still in life. The world around you will always be moving ahead, and by standing in one place you’re choosing by default to be left behind. The commitment to lifelong learning is one of the wisest and most rewarding commitments you will ever make.
You’ve taken the first step by reading this e-book, but don’t stop here. Continue to use and to apply the information you’ve learned here. Read the book again and again and continue to put these things into practice.
Find more resources to learn from and do the same with them. The more you do this, the clearer you are about what you really want, and the more persistent you are, the greater your rewards will be.