Appetite, Zeal (Zel), Confidence.
3 combinations for winning & achieving your goals.
Let’s start with appetite. When I say Appetite i don’t mean just being hungry. What Im referring to is when you are as hungry as a lion who hasn’t eaten in weeks. On the prowl searching for your prey. Laser focused to achieve your desired outcome with the discipline to commit above and beyond the call of action to reach your prey.
Now.... Zeal is a burning desire to do, accomplish, please, & succeed. This desire runs so deep within your soul you will do anything it takes to achieve the end goal. To work, to suffer, to toil, to labor, to spend yourself into complete exhaustion and push the boundaries of death.
Confidence aligns directly with the psychology of everything you will ever do in life. Its often times the determining factor of your success and failures. It is the feeling or belief of certainty that you can achieve and accomplish what you put your mind to. As your confidence grows you will find yourself more motivated to stretch your capabilities.
The three of these characteristics wrapped together are the perfect recipe for success.
Let’s be honest... None of us have even come close to our limits. Our upmost potential is a place the vast majority of us will never reach, and what’s sad is that many of us won’t even come close.
Mediocrity & complacency have become socially acceptable as long as you are “happy.” Well last I checked ain’t no one happy living a stagnant life with no growth, drive, motivation, discipline, & everything else that gives you purpose & meaning.
We are all human beings. We all desire to be loved, accepted, & live a life of meaning.
& here’s the thing... In life... You have to be hungry! BEAST MODE- eating all your competition for breakfast. Staying hungry day in and day out... it’s okay to have a feast on your success- but keep moving forward & push that needle. Once you eat you can’t stop eating. Feed the fire, fuel the flame.
I once heard someone say “if you’re not as hungry as I am, we can’t eat together.” Honestly I think everyone should have that mentality. You must pick up what I am telling you here. You must surround yourself with people who have the same Appetite, Zeal, & Ambition as you do. They are going to push you to new limits, new levels, & new heights of success. So if you are not currently surrounding yourself with those who are like minded then I challenge you to find someone who is as hungry as you are.
Be hungry, be zealous. Find the passion deep within your soul that pushes you far beyond your current lid.
I want to talk a little more on zeal.
I came across this quote the other day from an article and I thought it would fit in great with this message. Whether you are a believer or not just listen to the depths of the message here by J.C Ryle “A zealous man in religion is pre-eminently a man of one thing. It is not enough to say that he is earnest, hearty, uncompromising, wholehearted, fervent in spirit. He only sees one thing, he cares for one thing, he lives for one thing, he is swallowed up in one thing; and that one thing is to please God. Whether he lives, or whether he dies, whether he has health, or whether he has sickness, whether he is rich, or whether he is poor, whether he pleases man, or whether he gives offense, whether he is thought wise, or whether he is thought foolish, whether he gets blame, or whether he gets praise, whether he gets honor, or whether he gets shame, for all this the zealous man cares nothing at all. He burns for one thing; and that one thing is to please God, and to advance God’s glory. If he is consumed in the very burning, he cares not for it; he is content. He feels that, like a lamp, he is made to burn; and if consumed in burning, he has but done the work for which God appointed him.”
Whether you believe in God or not, If we are being truthful with each other it takes a lot of confidence to live life in such a way described above. We can all agree that the zeal, appetite, & confidence explained here it second to none. If we live in such a way- nothing can stop us.
So today stay hungry, be zealous, & keep your confidence level at a peak state.