Why “Some People” Make It (And How You Can, Too!)
What is the difference between someone who “makes it” — that is, someone who gets what they want out of life and is what we would call successful — and someone who does not?
We sure that you ask that question fairly often. I know that I do!
- Is it talent?
- An “X” factor?
Let us see. While all of those are helpful, I do not think that any one of them — or even all of them together — tell the full story.
There are plenty of talented people who will not “make it.” Frankly, all we have to do is look at what is on TV sometimes and it is very easy to come to the realization that actual talent might be pretty low on the list.
The same is true for intelligence. Sure, being smart is good and even desirable, but it is not a golden ticket to the good life. Far too many times I have seen it hinder people rather than help them!
I think that courage is higher on the list. Once again, though, for every Donald Trump out there getting face time on the news or Richard Branson “performing an outlandish stunt, there are probably ten or more “shy” people who are quietly “making it” and living the life of their dreams.
What about an “X” factor — that unknown or indescribable element that we see in some people. Sometimes it is amazing talent or skill and other times it is a personal thing, like incredible charm or the “gift of gab.”
The “X” factor does play a role, without a doubt. Not everyone can thrill a crowd or attract our attention like many of the people we see on the news, especially in the entertainment world.
Again, though, it does not tell the full story. Behind the scenes there is the hard work, the talent, and all the other factors that got the person to where they are.
So, what is it? What is the difference between the people who “make it” and those who do not?
The people who make it understand.
Yes, they may have one or more of the items we listed. The deciding factor in “making it” comes from their understanding.
What do they understand?
They understand how “it” works. They understand how to take the things around them and use their abilities to create what they want. They understand the nature of things, especially the things that impact their business, craft, or vocation.
Understanding is not merely knowledge. It is definitely not ruling or dogma or convention. It is absolutely not rote processes or methods.
It is sort of like “seeing.” When a person understands, they have a complete — or as close to it as possible — view of what they are doing and how it interacts with everything around it.
Here is an example: I am certain that at some point in your life you replaced the air filter in your car. It is an easy thing to do. However, do you understand what the air filter does? How it works? Why it is there? Why you need to replace it? What it does for the car?
Yes, some of that is merely knowledge, but taken together it makes understanding.
And that is why your mechanic can charge you a small fortune for even the slightest repair on your car!
With this one example I am sure you can see why — and perhaps even how — this idea of understanding is so important to you and your life.
That is why The Master Key System is so important — because it provides you a way to truly acquire this understanding. That is why Charles Haanel’s Master Key System course is so awesome — because it imparts an entire philosophy that fosters the growth of understanding within you.
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