How to Be a Winner: 5 Keys to Achieving Big Goals

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Do the Things Others Aren't Willing to Do

Everyone wants the glory, no one wants to do the grunt work. But if you want to accomplish something big, you need to make yourself do it anyway. Why? Grunt work leads to greatness. Even in pursuit of the loftiest goals, there will always be tedious things that have to be done to succeed. Winners know that doing what you have to do will allow you to do what you want to do. In the process, you'll earn a little more experience, skill, and toughness than those who took the easier path. Of course, you shouldn't spend all of your time doing grunt work.

Once you've learned what you need to know, you need to find a way to turn that grunt work over to somebody else. But every new big goal comes with a new set of grunt work. Even the extremely successful spend time every day on grunt work, because they are always at the beginning of something. And they know they have to put it the requisite grunt time if they want to succeed.

Everyone wants to do great things, but few actually do. Why? Most people are either afraid to think big, believe they don't have what it takes, or don't want to commit to putting in the kind of effort required to accomplish anything truly great.

The truth is that nothing great happens without intense effort. Plans are a good starting point, but it's the energy you put behind them that make them fail or succeed. And anybody willing to put in the energy and effort can accomplish great things. But people who feel like life is giving them a dirty hand usually resent everything they have to do. They look for ways to cut corners and end up leading a small and limited life.

According to Larry Weidel, author of "Serial Winner: 5 Actions To Create Your Cycle of Success," if you want to achieve big things, you have to be willing to lay it all on the line, and drive yourself to exhaustion over a goal. When you push yourself, you grow faster. You learn how to get more done. You learn how to make yourself more valuable. You pick up ideas and experience you can use the rest of your life.

So what's the strategy for actually pulling off big goals? Weidel has refined what he's learned from various winners in all fields to five tactics.

Larry Weidel is the author of Serial Winner: 5 Actions to Create Your Cycle of Success (Greenleaf; October 2015). He has spent the past 40 years building a national financial services organization and helping the people on his team achieve the success they want. He helped grow A.L. Williams into the financial services giant Primerica. Today, Larry holds weekly coaching calls for leaders across the United States and Canada. His videos, articles, and other resources on career success, leadership, and sales are widely popular. You can learn more at http://weidelonwinning.com/

 

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