When we see a successful person, we want to know how they reached the top. Is it their diet? Maybe if I only ate bananas I could become a world-class cricketer too. Is it their training style? Or maybe it’s the unique way they tie their shoes?
Whatever it is, we want to know. And we hope it’s something quick and easy to implement.
‘What’s your secret?’
The success replies politely, answering in vague terms knowing the truth will only disappoint.
There is no secret. When a champion tells you their life is built on hard work, that’s the truth. Patience, intelligence, a willingness to learn, persistence, and the ability to grind. These are the qualities needed to succeed.
Success doesn’t come easy. Throw away the notion that there is a secret and spend more time putting in the work.
When confronted with difficulty, see it as a sign that you’re on the right path. And keep going.