This might be weird, but I have a new Social Triggers TV video for you. And it’s about the secret to success.
And it all stems down to this one Will Smith quote…
“If we get on a treadmill together, you’re going to get off first, Or I’m going to die.”
“I’m going to die on this treadmill…”
What separates those who succeed and those who fail? Not just in business, but in life?
Education? Intelligence? Money? The “IT” factor?
No. No. No, and no.
I’m Derek Halpern, the founder of Social Triggers. And I believe the difference between those who fail and those who succeed comes down to ONE little thing…
We’re all capable of it. We all have the ability to do it.
What is it? Keep watching…
When I look back on everything I’ve done, I’ve got a lot of success in my past. Not to toot my own horn or anything.
I wanted to become a professional gamer, and I became one. I literally got paid to play games. All I had to do was win tournaments, and I won them regularly.
I wanted to join a Fortune 100 company, and I was hired by one. Then, I received my first promotion in 6 months when it took most people 2 years.
I wanted to start a business, and I did that. I did it back in 2007 with an entertainment website. And I did it again in March 2011 when I started Social Triggers.
So, one day I was thinking:
Why is that I’ve been able to succeed at almost everything I’ve set my mind to?
The truth is that I’m not necessarily smarter, more talented, or even luckier than most people.
So, what is it?
I know exactly what it is.
And I believe Will Smith said it perfectly when asked in an interview by Tavis Smiley what separates him from others. He said:
“The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be out worked, period. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things. You got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things: you’re getting off first or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple.”
And that’s exactly it.
When I decide I want something, the only thing that’s stopping me from getting it is death.
Nowadays, I notice that people who fail often do so because they simply give up.
The people who succeed are the ones who keep at it. And they keep keeping at it.
That’s why I love this little cartoon about success.
As you notice, it’s not going to be easy.
You’re going to run in circles.
You’re going take steps backwards.
The thing is, you need to just KEEP GOING.
And Conrad Hilton said this best:
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
And that’s the truth.
It’s not about planning to launch. It’s about launching right now.
It’s not about making something perfect. It’s about making something, and adjusting course.
That’s how I did it.
Back in 2005, I decided I wanted to make money on the web. Before I launched my first mega successful entertainment blog, I launched 2 failure websites.
Before I launched my first mega successful entertainment blog, I launched 2 failure websites. The first was a local party listing for the college I went to. The second was a humor site where I shared funny videos. Both failed miserably.
That those websites failed isn’t the point, though. The point here is that:
When I had an idea for a website, I didn’t think about it for months. I registered my domain name and got it up and running within a few days.
When I decided it failed, I came up with a new idea and got that one up in running within a few days, too.
So, what’s the secret?
You have to be willing to die on the treadmill.
And more important, you have to take FAST action. Don’t think about it. Just go do it.
I talked about this with Adam Braun in a Social Triggers Insider Podcast. When Adam got the idea for Pencils of Promise, he got started by depositing $25 into a bank account.
He just got started.
Now, I want you to take action.
Do you want to start a blog?
Start one right now! I’ve got a link to a step by step tutorial below this video. You can use Bluehost and I’ll get a commission. Amazing.
Do you want to host your first webinar?
Get it on the calendar!
Do you wanted to launch a product?
Start small. Write an ebook and sell it for $30. Create the big in-depth course later. Just get something done this week.
So tell me:
What are you going to do RIGHT now? Leave a comment below this video.
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And I’m out.