It is never a question of whether you can do something or not. The real question is how bad do you want it?
There are countless stories of people from every walk of life beating the odds and accomplishing something that no one, probably even themselves at times, thought they could accomplish. From cancer survivors to successful entrepreneurs to professional athletes, there are qualities that remain consistent.
A willingness to sacrifice.
A willingness to work hard.
These, of course, are only a few. A quick study or observance of anyone whom you find to be successful in life will easily reveal what’s necessary to become successful. Watch the actions of someone at work. Listen to a parent. Talk to a friend. Lessons can come from anywhere. Use these lessons to help you realize that anything is possible.
Never grow accustomed to losing and remember that if you “want something bad enough [you’ll] always find a way to get through.” – The Stones
Also check out Tim Ferriss’s blog. I recently found Tim’s blog and podcast and discovered that his approach is similar to the thoughts presented in this post. In his book, Tools of Titans, he discusses the different traits that have led to success in a wide array of industries and professions.
Never stop looking for the next lesson and those that have found success in life are a great source for it.