Success Demands that you Grow Up

Time To Grow Up For Success

The world is full of people who want success but are not willing to step up and grow up in order to realize that success. If you spend your life avoiding growing pains and choosing the easy way out, you will grow up in years and physical form, but not in wisdom.

Age is just a number. There are 18 year olds who are more mature in the area of achieving success than some 50 year olds that I have come across. What makes the difference? Those 18 year olds have reached success maturity and the 50 year olds have not.

  • Success maturity is seen through making firm decisions.

    Decide to get rich and do something about it without apologising to anyone. If you want to become mature and ready for success, quit playing games with yourself. Decide you are no longer going to remain average. Take the time to have that conversation with yourself. Have that good and honest pep talk and counselling session where you will ask yourself these important success questions.

    • Do I really want to play all-in for success or am I just trying to be successful? Successful people do. They do not try.
    • If I were hiring for the position to take me to the success that I envision, would I hire me? If you cannot hire yourself to take you to that ‘place of success’, then quit or IMPROVE.
    • Am I ready to take 100% responsibility for my results as opposed to making excuses, blaming circumstances and blaming others? Unless you own your results 100%, you are powerless.
  • Success maturity is seen through burning bridges.

    Burning bridges can be exemplified by you making the below emotional commitment:

    • You decide that even if you have not quit your job yet, you are going to treat the hours that you have committed to work for your fortune as an entrepreneur as if you had quit your job. You still show up for work. You carry out your duties with faithful commitment. Outside of working hours, you work on your business as if it was the only job you had and the boss would fire you if you slackened.

NOTE: The problem could be that this situation is too difficult to imagine because even at work right now you are not being your very best and yet you are getting paid every month. So, you take with you that same lackadaisical attitude from your job into your work as an entrepreneur. How you do one thing is how you do everything!!!

THIS is how you light fire on the bridge for Success:

Burn the bridge by deciding a date on which you plan to quit your job. On that date you will be earning, say three times your salary from your business after all expenses and clearing all your debt. Write the resignation email and schedule its emailing for that date. Keep the draft and set a reminder in your diary to click the ‘send’ button on that date. When the date arrives, you will face the triumphant you, or the loser you.

If you do not have a job, probably because you have been laid off or you are straight from college, you can still set yourself a deadline. Decide on the income level you want to be at by a specific date. Set a reward or consequence for not achieving your goal by that date. If not achieved you face the consequence. If achieved you enjoy the reward.

In both instances, you should ask another trusted person  or people to hold you accountable for your commitment. Let them know what the stakes are and meet with them on the day.

If you cannot make that emotional commitment, then you are not yet ready to earn a significant income in your entrepreneurial venture. You are still an amateur trying to play the professionals game. Step up or forget it!

  • Success maturity shows when you decide to make Excellence your standard.

    Excellence is performing at a level higher than the common. It is where you decide to produce only fine, brilliant, superior, distinct and quality results. There is no room for flacking when you choose excellence as the standard for all the work that you produce. If you are still willing to settle for less, you are not ready for the kind of greatness that you proclaim or imagine for yourself. No matter how much you talk, your actions will say who you are. Make the transition from mediocrity to excellence.


It is going to be tough, yet it is the only way through. Push through the physical, emotional and spiritual pain. There is no excellent thing that will just materialize without blood, sweat and tears. Success belongs only to those who commit to DEDICATION, DISCIPLINE, PESEVERANCE and PERSONAL INTEGRITY and execute all tasks with BRAVERY, COURAGE and RELENTLESNESS. Make the decision to become that person today.


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Nomusa Mhlanga 315-copy-412x540-320x420-150x150Nomusa is a loving mother of four sons. A professional water resources consultant with a Masters degree in Water Resources Engineering and Management, she has mastered the art of mindset shifting and integrating her conventional professional training with becoming a successful God praising network marketing business owner.