Grant Cardone on Handling Setbacks
FROM THE DESK OF GRANT CARDONE: Just as you reboot a computer by restarting it and reloading the operating system, all people need to reboot themselves. We are all in transition, getting older, starting over, handling setbacks—and things change.
Your destination changes, your conditions change, and your motivation changes. There are disappointments, challenges, and losses. If you don’t stay obsessed with where you are going, you will become that person you don’t want to be: lost, jaded and wasting away.
Persistence is the characteristic of legends. You may not be able to predict your future, but you can guide it by showing up every day and pushing through distractions, setbacks, and petty things.
Others will throw in the towel and quit when things don’t go their way. They’d rather give up on themselves then stick it out until they make it work.
Become strong and resilient despite the challenges that you are going through.
Persist in the face of all obstacles.
You’ll remember those times in the trenches later when you become successful. Reaching your true potential might very well be determined by this one thing—persistence.
I STAY FOCUSED ON MY FUTURE TO NOT GET OVERTAKEN BY HARDSHIP.
It doesn’t matter what’s going on in your world—if you’re obsessed with what you want to create for your life, you won’t have time to stop and think about the bad things that are going on. The only way you can do anything about it is to push ahead.
That’s why I don’t focus on the past, ever. It doesn’t exist.
I live to create a life for myself and my family. Your obsession with your future is FUEL.
For my whole life, I’ve always felt that I could do more. I’m most happy when I’m pursuing that gnawing feeling inside me.
Rather than being disillusioned by disappointments or deceived by small success, I continue to fuel my goals by affirming and reinforcing the success I have yet to achieve, always with my attention on the future, not the past.
Quit feeling sorry for yourself, quit complaining, and act like a boss. Stay busy moving quickly from one activity to the next.
If you’re moving fast enough, you won’t have time to think about whether your glass is half full or half empty. My motivation comes from my attention on the future, not from something done in the past!