Day #343: If You Want Success Go Work For It


To make a wish is perfect – but to make a wish and to do nothing about it… this will lead to laziness. If you want success go work for it. Your wish is up to you! To be highly successful in your career or even in your personal life, you can’t take the usual path. Just showing up to work every day (or even putting in long, hard days of work) isn’t going to cut it, or just trying to go with the flow and follow the herd like a sheep in society isn’t going to cut it. 

You’d love to have an amazing lifestyle and reap the benefits in terms of reaching your financial goals and being able to have the freedom to ultimately have control over the work you get to do. Here is your path to becoming ultra-successful, based on what others who are highly successful have done differently:

Focus on Goals

Successful people know what they want and where they are going.


What is grit? It’s a willingness to commit to long-term goals and be persistent, even when things get hard. In other words, you’ll do whatever it takes, and you’ll keep at it no matter what.


Many successful people will tell you to find something you’re passionate about doing. They may say it for many reasons, including that it makes work fun, pushes you to work harder than you would on something you don’t care about, and is infectious – spreading your message and what you’re trying to accomplish on to other people, compelling them to help you. Once you find the thing you’re passionate about, taking that passion and using it in a way that is helpful to others will be what moves you from someone who is just passionate about their work to someone who is truly successful with their passion.

Be Willing to Take Risks

If you’re willing to take risks, you can have big gains in your life. If you’re looking to achieve something huge, playing it safe isn’t going to get you there.

Think Positively

Many ultra-successful people have been interviewed. They are positive thinkers. You can spend more time thinking about what you want and why you can, rather than why you can’t or shouldn’t.

All you need to do is find a goal you’re passionate about and you’re willing to stick with no matter what. Once you find it, there’s nothing that will stand in your way. You can be among those who have enjoyed massive success.

“The question you should be asking isn’t, “What do I want?” or “What are my goals?” but “What would excite me?” – Tim Ferriss