The Complete Story of Successful People, what missed?
Lets’s start with these questions:
Do you want to be Bill Gates? The richest man in the planet with total wealth up to USD91,2 million (as per January 2018) and have net worth USD91,1 billion.
Do you want to be Steve Jobs? The legendary creative figure that successfully create most valuable brand at all times. The leader that always able to see big vision and give a life lesson that inspire people as his legacy.
Do you want to be Mark Zuckerberg? The youngest millionaire through one single product and used by 30% of worldwide people or in another words 2,2billion from 7,6billion world population is Facebook’s active users.
Do you want to be Jack Ma? Owner of Alibaba who get the highest IPO in 2015, defeat Facebook’s IPO. And now become a public figure which his speech is waited and listened by many people.
Do you want to be Michael Jackson? King of pop that always be in people’s heart and become the solid inspiration that change many people’s life.
I bet the answers are YES.
When it comes to people’s success story, it has been a human nature to naturally wants to be like that person as they are imagining how happy it is to be on the top. Imagining what they can do if they become those persons, feels like the world is in your hand.
But have you ever think that the life of successful person is not always great as it looks like? Is it ever cross your mind their hard work, effort, what they have been sacrifice until they finally reach the current state and become the inspiration for the world? Let’s try to change above questions into:
Do you want to be Bill Gates? Locked himself from outside world, work 16hours/day for 5 years and didn’t do anything except coding. Sacrifice his young life by not relaxing, socialize, hangout with friends, and doing the routine that common people did.
Do you want to be Steve Jobs? Got fired from his own company by the CEO that he hired, and was struggling afterward for 10 years.
Do you want to be Mark Zuckerberg? Faced lawsuit more than 5 times, accusing him for stealing ideas where in fact it was his own idea. Refuse million dollars offer to sell Facebook several times, and instead keep focus on maintaining the popularity of his product.
Do you want to be Jack Ma? Rejected by 30 companies that he applied for, scorned and underestimated by his own family, friends, and colleague for the idea that he had. Consistent to believe in his idea for 20 years while everyone stand against you, saying its not going to work.
Do you want to be Michael Jackson? Abused by his own family, had a though life, and get public pressure that was keep coming to his door every single time.
Would your answers still the same?
When you see the complete story of successful people, you will understand that there is no success without sacrifice. Many people don’t see it and only think in easy way, love to see the success part without understanding the failure before it. The successful people is not those who think the easy part, but those who understand deeply what it means to sacrifice and choose to face the difficulties of life and push themselves beyond the limit. As Bruce Lee and John F. Kennedy said:
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. -Bruce Lee
Don’t pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. -John F. Kennedy
From all successful people’s journey, there is no single way where everything is running easily like how a sweet dreams be. There will always be a moment where you feel you can’t handle it anymore and giving up seems to be the only option. Those people who succeed, are those who successfully face the difficult moment by defeat their fear and go beyond it. As the quote from Rocky Balboa movie, played by Sylvester Stellone:
The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!
Learn successful people’s story as a whole story. See what process they have been through before they achieve success as they wasn’t get it instantly. Prepare to make yourself worth to be success.
Stop thinking that life is a wonderland. Focus on your own ability and push yourself surpass the limit. Take a risk and deal with your shit. Sacrifice to get satisfaction and achievement. That’s it.