1. You've gotta have guts.This applies to both the figurative and literal meanings. If you want to be successful in life, or live with few regrets, you've gotta have the courage to pursue the goals and dreams that you so desire. If you've thought of starting your own small business, entering your painting in the art show, writing the next great American novel, or even running for public office then you've gotta muster up the guts to get out there and make it happen.
2. You've gotta be able to stare Death square in the eye.If you're going to get out there and pursue your dreams, then you've gotta be able to accept defeat on the highest level. There will likely be more times that you have to pick yourself back up out of the dirt and dust yourself off then you'll win. However, the most successful folks in the world are the ones that are able to take one on the chin, and get right back up and continue to fight for what they want.
3. You've gotta be patient.Sure, you could sprint right out into your endeavor -- guns a-blazin' -- but, then you're likely to get squashed flat. Take your time. Study your surroundings. How are people that are successful in your endeavor doing it? How did they get there? How are similarly aspiring folks getting by? Can you learn from their successes or mistakes? Be patient, and do your homework. You'll be able to dodge the darting pitfalls of your chosen goals if you do.
Didn't think that it was possible for me to give you inspiration utilizing some two-dimensional wildlife? Oh, have ye little faith. I hope that this seriously helps you on your way to getting whatever it is that you want out of this life. It's a one-way ticket after all.
What are your goals or dreams? How are you getting along with them? Share your success stories and lessons learned below!