Whereas many people loathe challenges—and use them as reasons to sink further into indifference—highly successful individuals are compelled and invigorated by challenges. The idea of being overwhelmed, I believe, is the result of never taking enough action to generate enough winning. Success begets more success, and losses increase your chances of more losses. Challenges are the experiences that sharpen successful people’s abilities. To achieve your goals, you have to get to a place where every challenge becomes fuel for you. Life can be quite brutal, and people can incur a fair amount of losses over time. Many get to a point where every new challenge they face automatically equals a loss in their mind. There are ways to rehabilitate yourself, however, so that the hardships you’ve experienced throughout your life no longer rob you of the chance to approach new challenges with gusto and excitement.
When you are able to develop a more positive outlook, you begin to see a challenge as stimulation to engage—rather than as an excuse to avoid something. You have to reeducate yourself on the notion of this thing called a “challenge”—and know that every challenge provides an opportunity to win. And don’t kid yourself—winning in life is vital. Every minute of every day, your mind is automatically keeping a running tab on your wins, losses, and ties—and is doing so based on what you know to be your full potential. The more you win in life, the higher your potential will be—and the more you will grow to love challenges. Grant Cardone. “The 10X Rule.”