H. L. Hunt; 1889–1974, the self-made Texas oil billionaire, once gave a very succinct answer to the age old question about the “secret of success.” In his mind, there were just three very simple rules:
1. Decide EXACTLY what you want.
2. Determine the price you are going to have to pay to get what you want.
3. Resolve to pay that price.
Mr. Hunt opined that the last, the will to “pay the price” was the most important and also where most people fell short.
Do you wish to turn your dreams into reality? Then determine the price, resolve to pay it in full.
“If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I’d still swim. And I’d despise the one who gave up.” — Abraham Maslow; 1908–1970
“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” — George Lorimer; 1867-1937, editor of The Saturday Evening Post
“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak” — Thomas Carlyle; 1795-1881, Scottish philosopher, essayist, and historian
“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” — Ella Wheeler Wilcox; 1850-1919, American author and poet