2024: The Three Keys To Success

As I have mentioned these past several weeks, success in whatever you do or want to do means you have got to put in the work.

Put in the work to become better, to achieve your goals, and to achieve that level of success you have always want to achieve.

All of that will take three things that are key to your success: perseverance, persistence, and passion.

Perseverance is defined as “continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition”

Persistence is defined as “the quality that allows someone to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult or opposed by other people”

Passion is defined as “a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something”

Just by the definitions alone there is a connection that all three have and that is “DOING SOMETHING”

Thus, it can be said that SUCCESS comes from doing something.

Doing that something with persistence, perseverance, and passion.

Think about this, that yes anyone can do something daily but not everyone will achieve a higher level of success without persistence, perseverance, and passion.

Those without those three keys to success are doing the job for the pay check or a margarita Friday night, all the while hoping and wishing for a better thing to come along.

Folks, things will not get better until you get better.

Until you realize that the success you want does not come from the bottom of your daily empty cup of cinnamon dolce latte.

Nor does success come from your misunderstood perception of your place in the family tree or organizational ladder.

There are certainties, there are harsh certainties in life and yes, they do revolve around the three keys to success.

If you find yourself lacking the passion, perseverance, and persistence in anything you do or want to do, why are you bothering?

Do you bother because you truly believe you deserve something even though you are going through the motions and not actually caring about anything but yourself?

That is most certainly not going to get you anywhere.

However, to get to where you want to be is to do all that you with persistence, perseverance, and passion.

Do not worry about whether others like what you are doing or not.

Let them live their own mediocre lives, you have bigger and better things to achieve.

Your Future Awaits!

Thank you,
David Guerra, MA, MBA


2024: Your Daily Challenges

A couple weeks ago I talked about obstacles being the stepping stones to your success. This week I want to talk today’s challenges, the everyday challenges we face.
Everyday there are challenges and these challenges come in all varying shapes and sizes.
Whether it is deciding to hit the snooze button, drinking more water, reading more, or dealing work related personnel matters the challenges are there every day.
It has been said many times before and it will be said again and again, you must overcome the challenges of the day in order to create success in the future.
It is no big secret that consistency and persevere is what it takes to succeed.
Therefore, choosing to wake up before the alarm is a good thing.
Drinking more water as opposed to drinking sodas, diet included, will always be better.
Reading more will always be better than watching videos.
Bitching less will always be better than complaining about how everyone had done you wrong.
Making your own cup of coffee with always be better than spending money for that “flavor of the month” coffee shop coffee.
Eating at home will always a hundred times better than always eating out.
I can go on and on and of course, those that find themselves sleeping in, drinking diet Pepsi and popping Advil instead of eating right, will never take a moment to determine that if they were to face their daily challenges in a more positive beneficial manner they might just be achieving the level of success that drinking a grande cinnamon dulce latte will never bring.
Of course, it will always feel good to hit that snooze button and pull the covers over your head.
Of course, it is always easier to tap on an app on your phone, drive up, and get handed a cup of coffee.
That my friends, is the easy way. That is letting the daily challenges get one or two or more over on you and more than likely it will happen again tomorrow.
Why will happen again tomorrow and the day after that? Because it is easy. Because people do not have any self-discipline. Because people would rather continue to do the easy thing, especially if they have gotten away with it for so long that it would be inconceivable to change.
Sadly, when the time comes for mandatory change to happen, it may already be too late for some.
That is why it stands repeating as often as needed; change by facing and overcoming your today’s challenges to build those successes of tomorrow.
You can do it. So do it before it is too late.

Thank you,
David Guerra, MA, MBA


2024: Your Limitless Potential

Hello again, this week I want to talk about having the potential.

The potential to do what needs to be done. What you know must be done.

The potential to complete something you started. The potential to just be a better human being.

We all have the potential. However, for any number of reasons many of us do not want to release ourselves and our potential to get to where we want to be. To be where we need to be.

A huge percentage of those reasons as to why we hold ourselves back is because we have self-imposed limits.

These self-imposed limits are debilitating when it comes to achieving the goals we have set for ourselves thus minimizing the level of success we ultimately achieve.

Where these self-imposed limitations come from is painfully obvious.

They come from within us. Of course, they come from many sources that ultimately make us who we are.

Again, this may sting but the truth is, that our self-imposed limitations come from our upbringing, our environment, our relationships with friends, colleagues, peers, mentors, teachers, and yes even our parents. It all contributes to who we are today and of course, how we see ourselves.

If growing up we are not given encouragement and provided with the tools to succeed, then we become people pleasers in hopes that we are recognized then maybe just maybe we are encouraged and provided with the tools.

If growing up, we surround ourselves with friends that are weak minded, little motivation, we rather demand instead of doing, then you will become just like those friends.

Of course, as adults we have the power and free will to choose not to fall into the trap that our family and friends set up for us.

You must learn from the mistakes of the past.
Learn from Your mistakes and the mistakes of others.

To remove those self-imposed limits, you will be able to proceed with confidence in that you can achieve what you set your mind to do.
Seriously, there is nothing more to it. You must work on identifying those self-imposed limits and then moving towards getting stuff done.

There can be no remorse, there can be no regret.

Folks, here is a little secret about remorse and regret. If you find yourself with any kind of remorse or any level of regret about your past the self-imposed limitations will quickly return. Once they are back you will soon find yourself spinning your wheels then realizing you are going nowhere fast.

Once you actively recognize and realize that there is nothing tying you to the past, all there is limitless potential.

You can move towards limitless potential, provided that pay the price of letting go of those things and people that shaped you into creating those limitations.

If you need a reference point, look at those people now, today, and see how their limitations have stopped them dead in their tracks. See where they are now.

Only you can work on changing your world, for the better.

Your Future Awaits!

Thank you,
David Guerra, MA, MBA