Let me ask you a question, my friend.
If I tell you that I’ll give you $100 as long as you throw a rock into the ocean and it sinks, how confident would you be that you’ll get those $100?
Because you’d have one very important thing…
You’d know for a FACT that the rock will sink to the bottom.
And that’s what having certainty is, being 100% confident of the outcome.
Now, what happens when you’re not certain?
What happens when you really want something but are unsure of the outcome?
You lack self-belief.
Which brings me to my next point…
If you don’t believe something is possible to achieve, how much action are you going to take?
Sure, you might be motivated when you first start.
However, when that motivation quickly begins to disappear, like it always does, how likely are you to quit?
The reality is that the longer you do something without seeing results, the less likely you are to continue doing it.
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Honestly, it just feels plain stupid to keep doing something that doesn’t deliver results.
But that’s the difference between someone who gets EVERYTHING they want, and someone who gets nothing.
It all comes down to one word…
Regardless of how hopeless a situation looks, gets, or feels; if you persist, you’ll get what you want.
Trust me that I had this same advice repeated to me a MILLION times by successful people I studied.
However, I didn’t believe it until I experienced it.
And, I don’t expect YOU to believe me either, nor do I want you to.
I want you to go out and make it happen so you can experience it for yourself.
When you lack self-belief, you lack will, desire, and determination to persist.
But, the little secret of success is that if you persist, you develop certainty.
Because persistence guarantees results.
Sure, you might fail a ton of times, but if you keep making effort, soon it becomes impossible to fail.
Read that last sentence again.
The very first thing you must do when you’re uncertain about an outcome is to persist.
When you’re persistent, you demonstrate faith.
When you have faith, in some weird inexplicable way, the answers and results ALWAYS come to you.
Til this day, I’m not 100% sure how or why this works the way it does, so don’t ask me.
All I know is that when I am 100% certain that I’m going to achieve something, it happens.
Even if I’m not 100% certain, I act like I am.
That’s the whole secret.
Like Dorothea Brande mentions in her classic book Wake Up and Live, act as if it were impossible to fail.
I personally never let anything demotivate or stop me.
I simply say: This is what I’m going to achieve.
Then, I chase it until I have it.
Sometimes my results come quickly, and other times they take longer.
But one thing is for sure, they always come.
It be great if you had certainty for everything you’d like to achieve.
But, that’s not how life works.
The reality is that more times than not, there is no certainty.
It’s this same lack of certainty that’s held you back your WHOLE life.
Think about it for a moment…
Ask yourself how many times you’ve quit something because the results weren’t coming quickly enough.
My guess is that it’s happen to you quite a few times.
So, what’s the moral of the story?
Act in moments of doubt and affirm to yourself with 100% conviction that somehow and someway, your goal will come to you.
The price you pay is persistence and action.
The reward you get is everything you’ve ever wanted in life.