There are two kinds of people in life, one says I want to achieve my goals in life. The other says I commit to achieve my goals. I have never met a successful person who is not aggressive and determined.
James 1:8 If you are double minded and don’t make up your mind you won’t get what you want.
Aggressiveness not meanness, but being proactive. It is not rudeness. You can be loving and aggressive at the same time.
Do you know what you want and imagine it every day, often every day? When you imagine it you strengthen your faith, and I have written many times in this blog why faith, belief is so important.
Basketball players were split into 3 groups. One group practiced shooting free throws 2 hours a day. The second group practiced free trows only in their mind, by imagining shooting the basketball. The third group was a control group.
The first group improved their ability by 30%, but amazingly enough, so did the second group.
Sports psychologist Denis Waitley said that when an athlete imagines himself going through the sports routine, the muscles fire electrically just like when he is actually doing it.
Imagine your goals are achieved. Imagine people being blessed, imagine your family being well behaved. Imagine your husband/wife getting along well with you. Imagine yourself achieving your career goals and financial goals.
The more you want your goals and dreams, the more passionate you are about them, the faster you will achieve your goals.
Walt Disney needed to find people to fund his dreams of Disney land. He asked 302 people who all said no before he found someone to fund it. Perseverance is so important because it often takes a long time to achieve your dreams.
Colonel Sanders had to spend two years and get 1009 rejections before he found someone who would work with him to build Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). There is a time of waiting, and you can not force it to rush faster. We have to wait for the right time.
Integrity is very important when working for the things you want in life.
Sylvester Stallone was born so poor that his parents could not afford to go to a hospital, he was born on school steps. But as he grew up he wanted to become an actor, but he had slurred speech. He tried over and over to get an acting job. He sat day after day in a producers office. The producer finally told him to leave.
Stallone decided he would have to write a movie so that he could act in it. He wrote Rocky. He was offered $75,000 for the script. But he said he would not sell it unless he acted in it. He was so poor he could not pay his electric bills. He had to sell his dog for $50. He really needed the money for the script, but he turned it down.
The production company later came back and said they would play him $225,000, but he could not act in it. Stallone turned them down.
After a few months they called him back and offered him a million dollars for the script. He turned them down again. He walked away hungry and poor. But he had a dream. He was aggressive.
They called him again and said they would pay him $35,000 for the script, but he could act in the movie.
The first thing he did was to buy back his dog. But the new owner wouldn’t sell the dog back. Finally he had to pay $1500 to get the dog back.
The move was made and grossed $171 million dollars. Ten academy awards, including best actor and best picture of the year. More about Stallone here.
Many are not successful because they are not aggressive. They give up too easily. Earlier I posted about a man named Darby who bought a gold mine over a hundred years ago. But he gave up and quit digging because he was not persistent enough and didn’t get sound advice about where to dig. He stopped digging just three feet from a very large deposit of gold. Read more.