Staying hungry and humble for your big dreams
In the trenches
Rise and shine 6er,
Success can only be achieved if you're hungry for it. It's easier to persevere, take risks that others might shy away from, and surpass your goals if you have a strong sense of ambition and enthusiasm for your work. In the quest for a better life, giving up isn't an option.
Some people are content with a mediocre existence. As a result of doubt and failure, we tend to lose our sense of purpose. The sad truth is, a lot of people only want to eat but few are willing to hunt. People who are driven by a desire to succeed recognize that life is about more than just achieving one's goals. It's all about growing and changing as you go along. They're aware that progress is a journey, not a destination.
You can't stop a hungry person from pursuing their dreams. Hunger drives them to action, and action leads to advancement. Having a desire for something is not enough. An unquenchable thirst for knowledge is the only way you can get ahead in life. Kick the door open instead.
In the end, it doesn't matter how good your abilities are if you don't have a burning desire to succeed. This is because success is oftentimes won by those who are most driven. Let your hunger propel you to new heights and work for a life that makes you proud and happy.
Let’s make it happen!
Intelligence summary of insights from this week’s podcast
Staying hungry means you’re driven, inspired, and motivated. You understand that success is a journey and not a destination which is why you put the highest value towards personal growth. The moment you think you’ve reached the pinnacle of success is the start of your downfall. In every aspect of life, there is always a new mountain to climb.
Before winning, you must be able to see yourself winning first. Whatever obstacles are in your way, you always find a way out and you don’t make room for an excuse. Your inner fire is burning inside of you and you have a strong desire to make things work.
This week, I am joined by Nick Witters, a US Air Force Military Police veteran, lawyer, and Talent Management at Night. Nick represents some of the world’s most influential YouTube content creators with views in the tens of billions.
An important theme underlying staying hungry for success is choosing to show up everyday with courage even through dark times. You see success like a duty to yourself and you pursue and honor it with everything you have. Our guest, Nick, shares three practical lessons we can all apply.
1. Dive in with both feet.
I'm not advocating that we ignore all caution, but there are times when being hesitant can be detrimental to your success. Take the consequences of your actions and move on. If you fail, look at it as a chance to reinvent yourself and start all over again. Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way, because some doors only open once.
2. Push yourself through adversity and earn your stripes.
If you want to change your circumstances, don't expect it to be given to you. You can learn a lot from your mistakes. To earn your stripes, you have to put in the effort to keep improving.
In the face of adversity, displaying bravery gives you the confidence to accept and overcome obstacles and challenges. As a result, you build a foundation for your future success.
3. Hold yourself up to a certain standard.
Raising the bar a notch or two pushes you to new heights and opens up a whole new world of possibilities. It is up to you to set the standards for your own life that will determine the quality of your life. Higher expectations keep you on your toes and motivated.
There are many setbacks on the road to success. It's possible that your own drive for success and motivation is all you have left in today's highly competitive world. So, don't get rid of it. Put it to good use.
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