Five Pillars of Greatness
Today I want to talk about the five pillars that everyone needs in their life. These are the things in your life that you can master and when you do, your life will be successful in return. I promise.
- Commitment. Whatever dreams you have in your life or vision that you have for your life will only be achieved if you are committed to seeing it happen. People who commit are people who have a deep rooted reason for why they keep pushing. So ask yourself- what is your why? Is it strong enough to endur through the harshest winters? Is it sturdy enough to take you across an ocean of grief? If it’s not then maybe you need another “why.
- Discipline. Get legendary at burning the bridges that keep you from accomplishing what you want to accomplish. You have to be chasing that “yes” in your life. Think about all the habits in your life as bridges and ask yourself on every bridge that you travel - where is this bridge leading me? Is it helping me to get where I want to go? If it’s not then you know what to do. Burn it. You have to be serious about the things you want in you life and that is going to require sacrifice.
- Consistency. Every single day, you show up. When you are consistent you are reliable. Think about the reliable things in your life and how you go there when you need something. We live in an age where we are so accustomed to the reliability of the things around us that we take it for granted. Think about restaurants, gas stations, banks, etc. You need to be that for the people in your life, but more importantly you need to be reliable for yourself. You need to be someone that you can trust to show up every day even when it’s hard.
- Faith. At its basic level is this - believing that the impossible is possible. Refuse to live inside of your limited mindset. Don’t set your goals based on your past experience. If you don’t think that you can bounce back, prove yourself wrong. You have to grow the muscle of possibility. It’s not an easy thing to do, but like any muscle, it’s something you have to work at. You will never be able to see around the corner, so you have to practice believing that what’s around the corner is exactly what you need it to be. This is faith.
- Heart. Muhammad Ali said it best- “suffer now and spend the rest of your life as a champion.” You might not be in control of what life has given you but you are in control of how you respond. Suffering isn’t comfortable. I know. I’m not saying it’s easy. But you are doomed either way. Nothing is easy. It’s harder to never truly push yourself to be who you need to be, because that means you will live a life of bitterness. It’s harder to live a of anger than it is to engage in life with heart. So suffer now and spend the rest of your life as a champion.
It all starts with you.