If you want to make it in this world, you have to become a warrior. This world is not meant for the weak and the small.
This world stomps on the mediocre. The mediocre are not warriors and hence that is why they live out a very dull life.
In order to create an extraordinary life, you have to be brave and show life you’re the one who’s in control.
Look at anyone who defied the odds in order to make their dreams a reality and you’ll see a warrior.
Becoming a warrior is no easy task, however it is worth it. So without further ado, below are five tips you can utilize in order to bring forth the warrior which resides within you.
1. Confront your fears…one at a time
This is the first step. Before you can even call yourself a warrior, you have to defeat your fears. The first thing you need to realize is, your inside creates your outside. What you think, you create. Therefore, if you let your mind be characterized with fear, you’ll live in a state of fear. So with all of this understood, you need to strive to confront your fears, head on.
Stop running away from life and instead run towards it. Run towards your fears. Run towards the things that scare you.
Yes, confronting your fears will make you uncomfortable, but growth only occurs through discomfort. You will never grow as a human being if you remain comfortable. Think about that for a minute.
If you want to change who you are and in return become a warrior who is ten times better than the person you are today, you have to put yourself in a state of discomfort. You do this by tackling your fears. Start small and work your way up to the big ones. If you’re scared of spiders, start there. You don’t have to go for the big scary things right away. In fact, I would advise you not to do so. Instead build up your momentum. By confronting one fear at a time, you’ll build up confidence and this is when the true warrior within you will begin to take control.
Now, let’s not kid ourselves. This is no easy task, but I guarantee you will be glad you confronted your fears because the payoffs will be huge. So keep at it.
When you feel yourself becoming anxious/scared, realize this is the sign to engage in whatever you are scared of (of course, be smart about it). For instance, if you’re scared to speak in public, speak up.
2. Live to fight
Don’t be another person who is easily swayed. Instead, live to fight. Each day, create a bang. Be bold. Do bold things. Be the cause, not the effect.
Do remarkable things. Use your short life span to engage and create great things.
If you’re not living to fight, you’re just waiting to die.
Life is an uphill battle. Be a fighter. Don’t retreat. Don’t give up. Yes, life will test you. Yes, you’ll lose loved ones along the way. But if you simply keep the fighter spirit alive, you can make it through anything.
3. Take control…in all areas of your life
Personal and professional, take control. From your finances to your body, take control.
A warrior is a warrior in all aspects of his/her life.
Aim to build yourself up for greatness.
Build your mind. Build your body. Build your life.
Fuel your body with greatness, and you will get greatness.
Feed your mind with greatness, and you will get greatness.
It’s all about input/output.
Input determines the output you produce. If you aren’t seeing the results you desire, change your input.
4. Immerse yourself in your craft
Eat, breathe, sleep, whatever you were put on this earth to do.
I’ve read up on a lot of successful people, I’m talking about people who truly created a bang in this world and what I found was all these people had one thing in common, each and every one of them immersed themselves in their craft.
They bled for their craft. They cried for their craft. They worked for their craft. It was all or nothing. They went hard. It’s no surprise why they went on to become legends.
As a result, if you want to make it to the top of the top, you have to polish your craft.
A true warrior is a master. A true warrior is constantly getting better and better at his/her line of work.
5. Don’t be afraid to die on a treadmill
The concept of dying on a treadmill comes from the legendary, Will Smith.
When asked about his work ethic, he stated…
“The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be outworked, period. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things. But if we get on the treadmill together, you’re getting off first, or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple. You’re not going to outwork me. It’s such a simple, basic concept. The guy who is willing to hustle the most is going to be the guy that just gets that loose ball. The majority of people who aren’t getting the places they want or aren’t achieving the things that they want in this business is strictly based on hustle. It’s strictly based on being outworked; it’s strictly based on missing crucial opportunities. I say all the time if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready.”
A real warrior is willing to devote his/her life to the manifestation of their dreams. He/she will put themselves through hell and back in order to create their dream life. A true warrior realizes that the path of success is not an easy one, but it is a path worth pursuing. For that reason, a warrior never stops. He keeps running and keeps moving until the dream life he was after is present before his very eyes.
Success or death? This question characterizes the life of a warrior, so the question that I have for you is…