“I want to be where you are.”
It is a song by the late Michael Jackson. It was also the message that Les Brown gave at a seminar called, “Get Motivated.”
He said he began his career by watching others and thinking I can do that. He started with nothing, no money, no family backing, or even a college education; he has had many successful career and made millions. His message was, where I am standing, you can be also. Now that is motivation. Looking at other and be inspired to do the same things or do better.
There are a lot of people who can sing better than Tayler Swift, and Bruno Mars, or dance better than Beyonce. However, they do put their self out there toward making it. I met a person at this same seminar who was a book writer. He has made over $100,000 on a book that has not been published. Why is it that we live by seeing others succeed, and feel disappoint that we were not the one with the success? I have heard many success stories; most started the same way. When you want to succeed you have to take a steps toward your goals.
I have been many seminars on being successful. You can’t be disappointed in anything that you have never done for yourself. Even if you fail, you have continue trying.
One of the first things I learned from reading and going to success seminars, is that you are going to fail many times before you make it.
The second thing is to keep on trying. You will learn and do better, when you have failures by trying again.
I remember applying for a government job, where they would give a standard test to certify you for the position. It was the same test they gave for each entry-level job. I must have taken that test about five times over the next three months. Each time I would do better on the test, by being able to read more carefully and correct a questions that I may have answered wrong on, or missed the time before. By the times, I got my results from the last test I was in the top ten percent.
Motivate and push yourself to do something that you are good at, then take it to another level. I will tell you about levels that next time.