You Owe Yourself Success

Let’s take a moment to go back down memory lane. Think about your earliest memories of going to school. Maybe someone sent you with a packed lunch and helped you get dressed. They might have even assured you that you’d do well and they were proud of you. Someone very important made sure they put you on a bus or dropped you off at school, so you could succeed.

They knew that one day you’d do something great.

So what are you waiting for?

Maybe you’ve already done something great. Maybe you’re reading this as the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, or maybe you’ve already got millions in the bank. No matter where you are in life there is always room to grow and succeed further.

There’s no such thing as a finish line in life. You must press forward towards greatness each day, as if you intend to live forever.

Payback Time

One could argue that it’s time to pay back those people who poured into your development all those years. The ones who sent you to school, taught you, babysat you, tutored you, and quite possibly paid for you college. It’s doubtful, however, that they actually expect anything in return. The likely scenario is that these people would satisfied with merely seeing you as a functioning, self-sustaining adult.

The only person who will ever want to see you be successful without measure, to see you overachieving at ridiculous levels is…..drum roll….


See here’s the logic. You put in time in school, the study, the hours. You put in the hours of practice and learned your current skills. You drive yourself to work everyday and pay your bills. The only person who has lived your life is you. From infancy to this very moment, you’ve had a front row seat to all your best and worst moments. It’s time to get inspired and push for that next level.

You owe it to yourself to capitalize on all the time you’ve put in over the years. Why waste another day just meeting your basic obligations? Put in as much energy as you can.

If you can be explosive in your efforts for a short period of time, let’s say a year, you can maximize your life and position yourself for financial and professional breakthrough.

Today, don’t just be great at what you do. Dominate your space and be so excellent that you set the standard for others who follow.

Peter O'Neal