It’s about “the climb”. Remember that Miley Cyrus song? Her song, The Climb, became a runaway hit in 2009. It won an MTV Award, Teen Choice Award and went Triple Platinum. It became a smashing success because it was a “power ballad” with a message that everyone could relate to.

“I can almost see it.
That dream I’m dreaming,
But there’s a voice inside my head saying,
“You’ll never reach it.”

The lyrics describe a successful person as one who has the strength of character to keep on moving forward no matter what self-doubt and challenges they face on their way up to the top. BUT, that Top is not the end game nor 1 outcome achieved the final reward. The lyrics go on to say…

“There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move….
Ain’t about what’s waitin’ on the other side…. It’s all about—it’s all about the climb.”

Inherent in the message is a hard truth that I have personally discovered about the core attribute that wildly successful people all have in common. That core attribute is an insatiable hunger to keep climbing in order to keep moving mountains. In essence, that it isn’t about the tangible reward attained, but fulfilling the intangible hard-wired need to continually evolve oneself and their own contribution to the world.

It’s a fire in the belly that never goes out. And, when you look back on any achievement, what you’ll remember most, is indeed, the climb you made to get there.

“But these are the moments
That I’m gonna remember most, yeah”

Do you have a fire in your belly that keeps moving you forward to climb yet another mountain?  If yes, comment below by typing “YES!”.  If you do, it’s a surefire sign that you are born to succeed and lead.

Lastly, no matter what you do….

“Keep on movin’
Keep climbin’
Keep the faith, baby
It’s all about—it’s all about the climb”

And, you too, just like the song itself, will win many awards along the way.

IN CLOSING MY SHOCKING CONFESSION: Early on as a newbie real estate salesperson, I was determined to achieve #1 salesperson status. I built a strategy to achieve it and poured 110% of myself into attaining it. I was hungry to make it happen. I never stopped, no matter what. I was gonna make it happen–period. It became the driving force in my life. Then, BAM, it became a reality. The day arrived that I was announced #1! What did I feel? I felt, like…. ‘Huh? Is that all there is? What now? What’s next?”. It felt good, for like a nanosecond, and then I was on to asking myself what was the meaning of what I had just achieved beyond the mere tangible symbol of success. I knew right then and there, that service to others, and helping them achieve their dream and their goals, was what the real win was…and that, I realized, was going to be a never-ending beautiful goal in my life.