Success Is Just A By-Product

Jul 25, 2019

Don’t pursue success. Focus on growth. Be around people who have achieved what you want to achieve, and you can’t help but grow and then succeed.


I was watching an advertisement from a major bank on TV yesterday, and I thought their message was really worth sharing.


Without going into the details…


50% of a particular demographic exercises at least once a week.


80% of that same demographic hasn’t got savings that will last them 6 months.


Their message – we need to better look after our financial health.


My immediate thought was no wonder bosses and employers get away with treating people badly – such a large chunk of people really need their jobs because they can’t survive beyond 6 months on their savings!


My next thought was – how do we change that.


The answer isn’t “go make more money” or “save more”.


It’s that we need to grow and learn the steps that will increase our own value.


What’s interesting about the statistic shared is that exercise and making money are linked.


Personally, after I started my online business, I lost 30 pounds before I got to my financial breakthrough.  In fact, it was only a couple of months from the time I achieved my 30 pound weight loss goal, to the time I replaced my corporate lawyer’s income.


I had never lost weight before in my life (except for my mandatory military service), and the growth I needed to go through to lose weight was the same growth I needed to go through to run a successful business.


This growth was a result of being around people who achieved their goals – namely my mentors.


So why can 50% of the demographic be disciplined, or motivated enough to exercise once a week, but only 20% have savings that last beyond 6 months?


Well, the 30% that are disciplined and motivated enough probably lack the specific technical skills to increase their savings, or to make their savings last.


The other 50% who aren’t even exercising probably need both that, and to grow in areas of motivation and discipline too.


I would say firstly, the 80% who don’t have savings, definitely need to grow.  The 20%, unless they’re fully satisfied with where they are, could grow too.


And the best way to grow, is to be around people who have achieved what you want to achieve.


The results will follow.



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