The Recipe for Success (Part II)

by Jermaine

Whatever you want in life, you can't be successful if you quit when it gets hard.

Here is a link to the original recipe for success.

The last time we spoke we were right in the middle of my first addition to the Recipe for success. I started with a recipe concocted by Tony Robbins. This is where we left off:

New Formula:

  • Consult God
  • Determine your outcome
  • Take action
  • Notice what is working
  • Choose a role model

The next two ingredients that I believe are missing would be hard work and unwillingness to quit. I cannot count how many times I’ve seen people actively working in an area that they are passionate about give up or quit. Actually, if I tried to list all of the people I know who are really good at something but stopped after a few months (or a few years without results) I could fill a library.

Now that I think about it, some of the most dedicated people I know are people who are dedicated to things they don’t enjoy. Many people put little to no effort behind the things they love and practically kill themselves to excel at things they dispise. I always question silently in my head, how can someone be so dedicated to something they don’t even seem to enjoy? How can people work thirty-five years at a job that they knew they disliked after the first thirty minutes? 

I finally had the guts to ask and the answer was simple: It’s called RESPONSIBILITY. The present distress of bills, babies, and spouses can make any abstract career goal seem more like a hallucination than a possibility.

Yet, I know if people can make habits of things that they don’t like doing then it should be even easier to commit to their dreams.

Why can’t we all love what we do everyday (and get paid for it)?

Newest Recipe:

  • Consult God
  • Determine your outcome
  • Take action
  • Work hard
  • Notice what is working
  • Choose a role model
  • Don’t quit (even when you don’t see progress)

I think with enough hard work and relentlessness Success will be one step closer to being attained. But enough about me, what do you think?