September 08, 2018 3 min read
When you want to be successful as much as you want to breathe you will Win.
''There is not a single winner on earth that took it easy.''
To be great, you have to fight. Gary states that his Success is a product of some level of skill, but he believes the real reasons he wins is because he consistently, and relentlessly outworks everyone. The true key to Win in life though lies in your inner motivations to grind and Hustle. Gary's advice is tried and true; find your happiness to win. Do what makes you feel good by reverse engineering your own wants and needs.
Being motivated is hard-wired. For Gary it started at a very young age, hustling, negotiating the best spot to sell his baseball cards. Gary was always hungry for the win. Being hungry is a perspective. It is the genuine understanding of yourself that you have one life and a certain amount of time to accomplish your goals. Because of that Gary states that there are two factors that can fuel your drive: selfishness and gratitude. You have to be selfish with the time you have left and grateful for the time you've had.
''I failed all my classes in hindsight, the fact was that I was considered a failure for the first 18 years of my life has become the foundation of my success.'' - Gary Vaynerchuk
In selfishness, Gary is not talking about money, he is is looking to create a lasting legacy which is built on giving a positive impact on you and me. When people ask Gary about motivation, 80% of the time he attributes it to gratitude. Gary states ''If you want real fuel to win, be grateful.''
Whenever you go through your toughest moments in business, when you lost a deal to a competitor, or a million dollars in revenue, default to gratitude because it will pull you through. Why? Because the perspective is all relative.
Being motivated is all about a mental shift in perspective. It is the understanding that time is your number one asset; you have to do right by it by being grateful with the time you have had and selfish with the time you have left. The selfishness of legacy over currency, along with the urgency of a limited amount of time, adds up to competitiveness and drive. Because who really knows what tomorrow brings? That's what keeps Gary Hungry.
Way too many people are going to spend the next 30, 40 years of their lives trying to check the boxes of the things that they are not as good at, and because of that, you are going to waste a lot of time. Go all in on your strengths. Find the thing you are good at, and you love and you want to improve on. Be real, be authentic to yourself, reflect and recognize your strengths and weaknesses and built a business around what you love the most and stick to it!
''There is no reason to do sh*t you hate. None.''
Stop watching Lost and start doing. Focus on the things that truly matter in life. Accept that you have to put in the work, Execute and go all in if you want big things to happen.
''Once you know yourself, and what your good at, go all chips in.''
Recognize that your biggest advantage when you are starting out is that you are Hungrier than your competitor. That if you are not applying your one advantage, which is your work ethic and the hours that you have to put into your business, well, then you are going to come up short.
''If you want to be an anomaly, you gotta act like one.''
Bet on your strengths. Find what you are good at and put yourself in a position to win with your strengths, because that is absolutely the straightest road to Success. Greatness comes from adversity and looking the challenge in the eye, and having the intestinal fortitude to step up and go after it.
Now tell me, is it in you?
Today Is Your Day,
Win All Day.