Monday Morning Motivation – Be tougher than your life is

16 Jan
Scott Medcudi: “I knew I was on a mission, on a very specific quest. You know, it was bigger than just wanting to be a musician or do movies. It was about finally showing the world what Scott could do. I wasn’t the best student. At that moment in life you feel like that’s all that matters. High school’s like, ‘Oh this girl doesn’t like me, this guy here’ and it’s all this drama, this drama and you go onto the real world and you know what it’s about. Just trying to make your mark in the world and I never got a chance to do that academically, so I had this fire. I had this fire to pursue this musical career.”
Eric Thomas: “If you only have 24 hours in a day your success is dependent upon how you use the 24. You got to hear me. People talk about Oprah Winfrey, you know, Ted Turner, Warren Buffett – listen to me. I don’t care how much money you make, you only get 24 hours in a day and the difference between Oprah and the person that’s broke is Oprah uses her 24 hours wisely. That’s it. Listen to me, that’s it. You get 24. I don’t care if you’re broke, you grew up broke, I don’t care if you grew up rich. I don’t care if you’re in college; you’re not in college. You only get 24 hours and I blew up literally. I went from being a high school drop out to selling six thousand books in less than six months. What happened with my 24 hours? I was like,  ‘Okay, here you got to get a grip on your 24 hours, because you’re about to be broke for the rest of your life’, and that’s all I need you to do for me. I can tell you all about your life, if you just write down your 24-hour schedule for me, you let me look at it, I can tell you where you going to be in five years, I can tell you where you’re going to be in 10 years, I can tell you when you gonna be 20 years, if you keep that schedule.”
Chris Ross: “Some of you are doing OK, as you say, but want to go to the next level, but none of you are going to reach the next level unless you’re committed every day to be better than yesterday. I know none of you are happy with average. Average is not for you and average will not be you. You might be at a great level, but you must understand there is always another level. At the same intensity week in, week out. And expect improved results. The world doesn’t work like that. You give more and you get more. You must understand that despite perceived limitations, if you push yourself, you can always raise the bar in your life. You have to always raise the bar. First you set the standard, then you raise the bar. Don’t you dare quit. Don’t you dare settle. Don’t you dare back down. Not today or any other day. When the tough moments come, never forget you are in that moment writing your legacy. In that tough moment you are setting the standard for your character. Do you have the character? You do! Never forget, never quit. The key is hard work. The key is found in my grind, in my hussle, the key is found in believing in myself. The key is believing in myself, when no-one else does. The key is my obsession with reaching success, my obsession with reaching my targets. The key is out working my ??? The key is sacrificing my today for a better tomorrow. The key is in getting out of my comfort zone and pushing myself past perceived limitations. The key is in daily growth. The key is sticking it out when times are tough. The key is being tougher than my life is. The key is using my pain as fuel to drive me to success. The key is in my goals. Goals so big they scare small minds. The key is in my vision. The vision that keeps getting bigger every time that I conquer my last goal. The key is in taking responsibility for my life, no matter what happens, no matter what tests my life throws my way.The key is in doing whatever it takes. The key is within me. The key… the key is within me.”
“I just want to show you something. When I was broke, when I was broke, if you looked at my schedule you’ll see that I woke up whenever I felt like waking up. That’s what you’ll see first. Now, I told you before you watched my video. I studied the top millionaires in the world and I discovered that they all wake up at 3:00/3:30 in the morning. You say, ‘How did you find that out?’ ‘Cause they were all talking about the 3 o’clock news. I didn’t even know news came on that early, I’m going to be real! But that’s it: 3:30. I start thinking, I’m like wow – if they’re getting up at 3:00/3:30 and everyone else os getting up at 8:00/8:30, the reason why they’re successful is not because they are smart, the reason why they’re successful is because they’ve just got a 5 hour jump on the world! So I started first at seven o’clock and then I played a trick on life. I started getting up at 7 o’clock in the morning and then you know how the time changes, well I’d pretend like it was still the same time when it went back. Then, I’d start getting up at six and the year after that when the time went back again, I’d just pretend like it was the same time and I started getting up at five. And then the next year, I’d start getting up at four and now I get up at three. And I’m going to be honest with you, I’ve been getting up at three for 6 months and it’s getting bad now. Sometimes I’m getting up at 2:15, sometimes 1:45 and I’m starting to see everything in my life change. Why? Because I’m putting more time in. And guess what? If you get up at 2 and put in work, if you finish you can take a nap!”
“Life will throw you a ton of curve balls. It’s scary, but like if you believe, man, if you believe and if you want it and if you want to work hard enough for it, it can be so.”

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