Do You Want Success? Part 1

01 Jun 2015

Everyone I speak to wants to be successful! Whether it is in fitness, education, martial arts, business, relationships or whatever. Afterall, who wants to be mediocre at best, we all want something better for ourselves. Unfortunately, there’s no simple equation for being successful. There are many variables, distractions, and circumstances. But there are some simple fundamentals that often people just don’t realize. So let’s talk about what those fundamentals are.

If you want to be successful, you have to first define what you consider successful. And I am not talking about just some big picture fairy tale like “I want 10 million dollars, and a yacht full of hot body honeys in a hot tub.” I mean you have to really consider what you want out of your life.

Let me give you a little background on me. Since I was a teenager I’ve always wanted to own my own martial arts school. I love teaching, I love training, and I love being involved with people’s lives with a positive influence.

In my late teens early 20’s I got heavily involved with the our family constuction business. Basically running the residential and commercial divisions. 18 hour days, sometimes 7 days a week, non stop office work, overnight projects etc. But being 19-20 years old and having well into a 6 figure salary was alright by me!

It wasn’t til my mid 20’s that I realized that this is NOT what I wanted from my life. I had a bunch of material things…cars, motorcycles, my own house etc…but I had no time to enjoy them and my relationships with everyone really sucked. Not to mention it was simply exhausting!

I was teaching for another studio at 2 locations for several years on my own time, and for free! One day I got sick of life…I had to define what I wanted, what was important to me, and realize where I was in life.

I left the 6 figure salary, left the business mostly, and left teaching for someone else and started teaching a few people out of my basement. But I had a vision, I knew what I defined as success and this was a part of the plan.

Money, cars, toys were not what I called success anymore. I wanted something more meaningful. So I began my journey is being “successful.”

What is your idea of success? Where do you see yourself in 1 year, 5 years, 10 years? Before you begin your journey to success…you’d better know what the desitination is, what it looks like, what it feels like. And know where you want that success to be….is it as simple as weight loss, or is it in your marriage, or is it in your career…what aspect of your life do you want to conquer!


Stay tuned for Part 2!

Sifu Nik



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