Decision #1: Focus on One Talent
Not all your talents, just one. Here’s why: as simple as it may seem, your level of success is equal to how much time and energy you dedicate to one talent.
Decision #2: Associate With the Best
Have you ever noticed that the people who make it to the top tend to have friends there too? Although success isn’t contagious, getting involved with people who have made it big will inspire you and help you to get ahead too. Identify the experts in your field, join their groups, become one of their students, apprentices or employees, get on their team, attend their presentations, befriend them, partner with them or marry them. (Unless of course they’re already married).
Decision #3: Decide to Be the Best in the World
It’s obvious that decisions determine your destiny. What’s not obvious is why you must choose to be the best in the world. Here’s why: If you don’t make the decision to be the best in the world you won’t know what your best is. But if you decide to be the best in the world, you’ll aim high enough to find out . . . and get there!
Decision #4: Do the 10th Pull-Up
I’m seventeen years old. It’s time for tryouts. I’m in the weight room with fifteen other candidates. I’d been training hard-but I really struggled with pull-ups. I could never do more than 7. To get into the program, however, each of us had to do ten. And although right afterward I fainted . . . I did it! Each time I achieved a new level in my career it was because I did the 10th pull-up. The 10th pull-up is hard, very hard, almost impossible. Most of us stop at the eighth or ninth. I’m asking you to do what the 10th pull up is for you. That’s how you breakthrough and become the best.