What does success mean to you?
In a word. See most people think success is a straight
line. I’m going to get out of high school,
I’m going to get a job, And everything’s gonna be fine.
That’s not how it plays out folks. This how it plays out
Guy decides he wants something and the line gets all squiggly.
It’s not how it works. OK See you right now a guy decides over the summer.
Hey man I’m going to get this job this summer and I’m gonna make some money this summer.
And then he gets distracted by the first squiggly. I don’t know what he’s doing.
He’s squiggling off because he’s not focused on his success.
He squiggles. You ever use this term squiggle?
Yeah man I’m doing a squiggle. You know,
I’m going to go out and hang out with the guys this weekend.
It’s a squiggle. It’s off path, off purpose off potential.
And so he ends up in a bunch of loops over here
most people get stuck in loops. I did it when I got out of high school I was
in a lot of trouble. Didn’t have any focus
wasn’t fulfilling my potential, was distracted. Didn’t have a coach.
Didn’t have an older brother. Didn’t have a father.
Lost. What am I doing? OK. Don’t know where I’m going.
I know I’ve got this potential. It is sitting there inside of me it’s a little
candle burning I know it’s there I hadn’t quite put it out
when I was 20 years old. But it was low.
Any of you ever been there? What am I doing everyday man?
Why am I getting up every day? Why am I going to school?
I didn’t even know why I was going to school. I was just going to school.
I was just doing school. I didn’t even want to go to school.
See I’m squiggleing around. If you persist and stay focused and surround
yourself with other people that persist and stay focused.
Who knows maybe you’ll come out the other end.
Two types of people what are they? People that get what they want and have the
life they want and everybody else OK.
You want to have goals so big that you’re your problems pale in comparison
How many of you got problems in your life? Everybody in the room.
I’m going to suggest to you that you get your focus on where you’re going,
your potential. where you want to go
get that focus so big that your problems are smaller.
Here’s the deal. If you have attention on your problems
your goals aren’t big enough. If you have attention on any problem you have
in your life, It is because your goals aren’t big enough.
How many of you wrote your goals down this morning?
Anybody in a room? How about yesterday?
How about this week? I write my goals down every morning and every
night Every morning when I wake up,
pull out a legal pad. Hey where am I going in my life?
Where am I going? What do I want to do?
What kind of life do I want for my family? How much money do I want?
Do I want to own a private jet? Would I like to have a helicopter.
Would I like to have a big boat? What do I want for my kids?
Every morning I wake up. The first thing I do is I write down my goals
before I go to sleep at night I write down my goals
every time I lose in life, every time I lose,
every time I am defeated I write my goals down.
Why do I wanna to do that? Why would that be beneficial to me?
It motivates me. It puts my attention on where I’m going not
where I’m at. Let’s say I’m working on a deal
I’ve just finished working a deal and I was defeated in the deal.
Do I want my attention on the defeat? Or do I want my attention on where I’m going?
I want my attention on where I’m going to I pull my legal pad out.
I don’t look at the defeat I look at hey where am I going?
Where do I want to go in life? Where is my destination?
If you’ve ever been in a car A windshield in a car is that big, right?
How big is the rearview mirror? About that big.
Why do you think that is? Because you want your attention on the future.
On the potential. On where I’m going.
On my goals. So a couple of things I’d like you to do when
you leave here. Number one.
How many of you like the idea write your goals down every day?
This isn’t homework your teacher is gonna give you. OK.
Hey I wake up in the morning. Where am I going?
I don’t care how big it is man. I want a billion dollars OK.
I want the hottest chick in the universe. I want Maxim top five.
whatever you want, I don’t care what it is. I want a little boy, whatever you want.
They’re your goals. OK. You want goals that are giant folks.
You want goals that are so big so big that every day you wake up and you’re
excited and the reason I wasn’t excited when I was
your age was because nobody was telling me.
man have some goals, man. Because if you don’t have your own goals
this is what you’re going to do. You’re going to spend your whole life.
Making somebody else’s dreams come true. The question is will you take enough action.
Because if you don’t take enough action if you don’t take enough focused action
that is positive to your potential, consistent with who you are and
where you want to go. If you do that you’re going to end up being
everybody else. My goals, I’m writing my goals down every
morning. I don’t want to work for anybody else.
I want to work for my goals. I don’t want to work for a person.
I want to work for my goals. I want to work for my dreams man.
Everything I’m doing every day like I’m flying to Los Angeles today OK
I’m not flying to Los Angeles because I want to go to Los Angeles
I don’t even want to do what I’m doing in Los Angeles
but I’m doing it to invest in my future. I am not talking about money now
I’m talking about my potential. This is what you should walk away with today
– the gap. The gap is the difference between where you
are where you sit right now, and what?
And where you want to be. And I don’t care what you are
All you want to do is focus on the gap The gap is where your motivation is.
If you have any motivation is by staying focused on the gap.
The difference between where you are and where you want to be.