Everyone Wants to be on Top of the Mountain But Few Are Willing to Make the Climb

When things don’t go as planned, most people quit the struggle and move on to greener (meaning – easier) pastures. Business Man And Mountain

And the world is filled with quitters.

Without pursuing success, life is a struggle.

Even for the vast majority who are content with just coasting along, life is still filled with problems.

Most people want to minimize their problems.

They don’t want to add more problems to their lives.

That’s why self-made millionaires are so rare

According to my Rich Habits research, only 3% who pursue a dream, stick with it until they succeed.

At some point, 97% quit.

Here’s why.

The pursuit of a dream, big goal or major initiative means – more problems.

More obstacles to overcome.

More pitfalls to crawl out of.

More conflict.

More stress.

More emotional heartache, especially when things don’t go as planned.

And when you’re pursuing a dream, big goal or major initiative, nothing ever goes as planned.

The pursuit of success is all about facing problems.

And realizing success is all about solving those problems you face along the journey.

Not surprisingly, most avoid pursuing their dreams

They look at the mountain they must climb and say to themselves – “too many problems”.

For the courageous few who throw caution to the wind and take action on their dreams, their life becomes a seemingly never-ending battle to overcome problems.

There’s just no sugar coating it – the pursuit of success is an uphill climb that requires many years of problem-solving.

But, for the 3% who refuse to quit on their dreams, success is inevitable.

Those 3% learn an enormous amount during their journey as a result of solving problems.

Plus, when you persist, eventually you get lucky.  Possible Or Impossible

Luck favors the persistent.

That unexpected luck, like a ski-lift, carries you effortlessly up the rest of the mountain.

The key, therefore, is to persist until luck finds you.

When you get to the top of your mountain, the first thing you will notice is that there are not that many people.

That’s because all of the people are at the bottom of the mountain looking up at you.

Everyone want to be on top of the mountain. It’s just, not that many people are willing to climb it.


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Tom is a CPA, CFP and heads one of the top financial firms in New Jersey. For 5 years, Tom observed and documented the daily activities of wealthy people and people living in poverty and his research he identified over 200 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots” which culminated in his #1 bestselling book, Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals. Visit the website: www.richhabits.net

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