Recently, I have been watching some episodes of a show about super-humans.
It’s from Stan Lee, the guy from Marvel Comics who created a TV series on real life super-human beings, and he sent out “The Worlds Most Flexible Man” on a mission to track these people down.
So far I have seen, people that range from a human monkey, a man who can conduct electricity through his body, a man who can add up quicker than a calculator – any kind of sum, and the list just goes on. These are all real people, born onto this earth like you or me and there is something about them that made them special.
I am going somewhere with this, so stick with me…
Let’s take the human monkey. He discovered that he was able to climb walls and hang off of buildings with just the tips of his fingers after he lost his job and tried to commit suicide by jumping from a building. The suicide was unsuccessful because of his surprising fascination with the need to develop a monkey-like physical perspective. He has now gone on to become a human phenomenon.
Many people will argue that this guy really is a human monkey – whilst others will argue his survival instinct just kicked in at the last moment, and he got lucky. Either way, I believe that deep within us we all have the ability to push ourselves, and it’s all about wanting something enough to do it.
Most people, when they set their mind to something – will fail, because of a lack of determination, drive, ambition, laziness or they are doing it for the wrong reasons. But some will succeed and become great at what they do, simply because they are willing to push harder than most other people to achieve it.
When I am sitting at my desk until 2am in the morning because I need to hit a deadline or I am trying to achieve something, I always remind myself that I am doing it because I want to be one of the people who tries more than the rest of the population to succeed.
If you have a business, and you have a goal to be achieved within that business, then you are capable, no matter who you are. We enter the world, we live a life and then that life ends, but how we choose to live our lives, is entirely upon our shoulders, and it’s always up to us as individuals to take responsibility for achieving our own goals – at whatever cost we’re prepared to make…