January 28th, 2010 Archive

Do You Pursue Life With Everything You’ve Got?

January 28th, 2010 by Adaire in Financial Freedom


This two-letter word can be so powerful that it can wreak havoc to someone’s self-esteem.  In your case, how will you react if someone says “No” to your request?  Will you quit your day job if your boss doesn’t approve of your appeal for promotion?  Will you stop being a writer if publishers keep on rejecting your works?  Everybody goes through setbacks or challenges but not everyone reacts the same.  Most people use their failures as a crutch, but there are some who use them as growing experiences.  That’s what I found out from the NOBS TALK of Greg Reid on Pursuing Life with Everything You’ve Got.

If you’re familiar with the “The Millionaire Mentor,” then you must recognize the name Greg Reid, who is the author of this bestselling publication.  He’s also a noted filmmaker, a motivational speaker, an entrepreneur, and the CEO of several successful corporations.  His businesses may seem so established now but he admitted that he also encountered many setbacks while he was still in the starting stage of his money making ventures.

Use Failures as Growing Experiences

While Greg was writing his latest book “Three Feet from Gold,” a lot of publishing companies actually turned him down.  But instead of just giving up, he asked one of the publishers to tell him why it’s not working for him and he was given this answer, “The project is bigger than just you.  You need a co-author.  You need help.”  Greg took this suggestion and called up Sharon Lechter, who is the co-author of Robert Kiyosaki in “Rich Dad, Poor Dad.”

Nothing stopped Greg from reaching his goals and objectives – to get his book published.  He didn’t quit even if things got challenging for him.  No matter if the publishers didn’t even want to meet with him, or even when he got such harsh rejections.  He just tried to learn from his experiences and apply the lessons he learned in his future endeavors.

You really have to change your mindset in order to think this way – that’s part of working on your personal growth.  Just focus that there will be a bright moment down the road.  You really have to believe in what you’re doing and you must pursue it with everything that you’ve got.  It’s also important not to dwell on the setbacks you had but to revel in your glory moments.

Don’t Be Defined By Failures, Be Defined By Successes

Pop quiz: Name five people you spend time a lot of time with.  Do you know that you are a direct reflection of the five people you hang around with the most?  Your attitude, income and lifestyle are actually the exact average of that group.  Think about it.  You can now probably see the similarities you have with them.

How about when you were in high school, did you hangout with the popular kids, the nerds, the jocks, or the outcasts?  The adult world isn’t that different too.  Try to identify what kind of group you are in right now.  You really must be careful of who you surround yourself with.  These people dictate who you are as a person.  In effect, if you change your association, your life will change accordingly as well.  The secret is to surround yourself with people who share the same interests and your dream as well.

That’s just some food for thought…  To learn more of Greg Reid’s success secrets, you can download the FREE audio here.

Do you have any other ideas on how to pursue life with everything you’ve got?  Do share your thoughts and views in the comments section below.  Or if you want to find out more about self improvement and other related stuff, please check out my Resources page.