Is Grant Cardone A Control Freak?
FROM THE DESK OF GRANT CARDONE: I was asked once, “Do you consider yourself a control freak?” I responded, “Without a doubt.” I love control, demand control, lust for it, and make sure I have it. The only people who don’t like control are those who don’t have it or who have misused it in the past. If you don’t want control, why? You don’t want power? You don’t want to call the shots and make decisions?
All of my role models growing up were willing to exert control. Who doesn’t love and admire the person in control, the superhero who puts himself at risk in order to solve problems, protect people, and save the world? James Bond, for example, has all the great equipment, slick suits, and hot women. He is also always in charge, willing to disregard authority to do the right thing, and more dangerous than the bad guys.
The difference between the successful and the unsuccessful are that the successful take that situation and make it work to their advantage.
Control is never a bad thing unless you aren’t in control.
Control comes from preparation and by taking responsibility for your outcomes. Those who succeed were—at one point or another in their lives—willing to put themselves in situations that were uncomfortable, whereas the unsuccessful seek comfort from all their decisions. If you aren’t comfortable taking control, you need to get over it.
Decide to take control of even the uncomfortable.
Be willing to be uncomfortable, and do what makes other people uncomfortable knowing that most people won’t ever venture into the uncomfortable therefore will never control it. I couldn’t wait to grow up and be in charge. My dad was a control artist; he wielded his control like a hammer and didn’t put up with any nonsense, at least at home. This made our environment safe; we knew who was in control and who was the leader.