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If you want what I have, are you willing to do what I did to get it?

While working at VGT, I had the incredible opportunity to visit with a top-notch executive for several hours and learn about his position, philosophy and responsibilities. We talked about mentoring younger people who aspire to success. The conversation reminded me of the many people I’ve met over the years who wanted to be successful. I would ask them “what are you willing to sacrifice to make this happen? To what lengths will you go?

The 12 Step Program of AA says “If you want what we have, and are willing to go to any lengths to get it, then you are ready to take certain steps, ...“ pretty clear, isn’t it? Obviously, the goal (sobriety) requires sacrifice.

The formula for success is really quite simple – HARD WORK + EDUCATION + DEDICATION + CONSISTENCY = SUCCESS. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about a drunk staying sober, playing a musical instrument, or being CEO of a corporation.

The good news is that if you really want to succeed, and are willing to pay the price, there are always people like my friend and I who are more than eager to help show the way. All you need to do is take the first step and make an honest commitment to succeed and stick with it, no matter what.

Have a great day everyone!