You look at Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Micheal Jordan and many many other successful people and you see the successful life they live. You see how beautiful their car is, how big their house is, how happy they are and how much knowledge they hold. You see it all and you want it.
You create a desire within you. A winning desire. A desire for success like theirs. It builds up and up and fuels motivation inside you.
But that is all you see.
I like to use the example of being like a child in a toy store. You see a box on a shelf, it’s the latest action figure or doll and it’s perfect. It looks so good so you beg your parents for it and they buy you it. You’re happy, you can’t wait to go home and play with it! Then you get home and you open up the box to find a leaflet of instructions and countless pieces of plastic. You have to put it together yourself. Suddenly the whole novelty of the toy wore off. It’s not as perfect anymore. You don’t want it anymore. You don’t want to have to put it together.
It’s the same when you see the success of these people. You see the ‘perfect life’ but not the struggles they went through to get there. It’s not going to happen overnight. It’s the long days and nights, it’s 100 failures before one piece of success, it’s the tears they’ve cried and the times they’ve wanted to quit. It’s all the times they’ve been told no and how much it’s knocked them down. It’s the times someone’s told them they need to get better. It’s all the development they’ve had to go through and the self improvement they’ve built. There’s so much more to it than what you see. You need to accept the journey as much as you accept that you want the result.
There is no success without struggle. Struggle is a prelude to success.