Society encourages people to play it safe and avoid loss. Risking big for big payoffs is discouraged, labeled foolish and irrational.
But the world’s biggest players go all-in. In the words of author Grant Cardone, “The giants on this planet are willing to make the big plays.”
Enormously successful people don’t “play it safe.” On the contrary, they are riskier and bolder than 99% of everyone else.
And this doesn’t mean they’re foolish, either. Robert Kiyosaki once said, “Investments are not risky for the financially literate.” If you know your business, risks aren’t even risks at all.
Most people don’t realize their mind is a bank that produces unlimitedenergy, creativity, and persistence. If you go all-in and lose, you can just reload all your chips.
It’s fair to ask — why not constantly go all-in with funding like this?
If you want to achieve success bigger than you’ve ever had, you’ll have to do things you’ve never done before.
“The only way things are going to change for you is when you change.” -Jim Rohn
Live the Life No One Else is Willing To Live
“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are unwilling to do.” –Darren Hardy
Years ago, my wife and I took a financial class by a finance guru named Dave Ramsey. My favorite quote from his course was this:
“Live like no one else now, so later you can live like no one else.”
We were in serious debt with little success getting out. We were overspending and under-saving, with the same financial bad habits most other people had.
But we followed Ramsey’s system. We put cash in envelopes marked “groceries” and “utilities” so we could control our spending. If we ran out of money in an envelope, we couldn’t spend any more money. We tracked exactly how many (how few?) dollars we were saving each month.
Then, the most brutal part of all: my wife gave me a monthly cap on how much I could spend on craft beer.
But soon, we paid off all our debts.
At 26 with 2 cars and 3 college degrees between us, we were 100% debt-free. We went from saving <$200 a month to well over $1,000 a month. We saved up so that we could quit our jobs and travel the world (we’re in South Korea now, Southeast Asia is next, Europe after).
We lived like no one else — skipping expensive happy hours with coworkers, cooking our week’s lunches on Sunday night, spending frustrating hours every week managing our Excel sheets…
And now, we can live like no one else.
The reason most people will never reach their ideal success is because they’re not willing to do the work.
Achieving your ideal lifestyle will take tremendous work. It will require you to do things you’ve never done before.
Most people are not willing to do this. They’d rather continue spending too much time and money on the comforts and gadgets that everyone else is buying.
The safety of the crowd is more appealing than the freedom of going out on their own.
But this is not the path to an extraordinary, powerful life of meaning and success.
Live like no one else is living now so later, you can live the way no one else can.
“There is one thing that 99% of failures and successful people have in common: they all hate doing the same things. The difference is successful people do them anyway.”
Written By:Anthony Moore