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Why Talented People Often Fail to Be a Success

what it takes to be a winner | BIGG SuccessWith the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, we’re thinking about winners and losers.

We talked with a two-time Super Bowl champ, Howard Griffith, on the show a while back. You can hear what it takes to be a winner straight from the source!

Listen to this post! Click a player to hear George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show Podcast. (Runtime 5:05)


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Today, we want to talk about an interesting phenomenon – the most talented people often fail to be a success. Let alone a BIGG success!

We’ve all seen them.
They seem destined to succeed.
They look the part.
They have people who believe in them.
People who say they are the next BIGG thing.

But success never comes.
Why do they fail to be a success?
How can you increase your odds of being a BIGG success?

You have to have to will the win.
Almost everyone thinks they have it.
But let’s dive into this a little further.

Do you have a hunger for BIGG success that can’t be satiated?
It’s a force inside you.
It constantly drives you.
It presses you to boldly go to places you’ve never gone before.
It pushes you out on a ledge without a safety net.
Then you’re a winner!

Are you consumed by this desire to succeed in a BIGG way?
You think about it all day, every day – from the minute you wake up because you have to get going, to the time you can’t get to sleep because there’s still so much you want to accomplish.
Then you’re a winner!

Do you have to do it, do you just have to be a BIGG success?
You cannot accept not winning.
You cannot accept some modicum of success.
You need BIGG success!
You need to stand out in the crowd.
You need to get through the noise.
You need to win BIGG!
Nothing less is acceptable.

How do you know if you have this winner’s mindset? Ask yourself two questions.

How do you handle adversity?

When things don’t go your way, when you appear to be losing, what do you do?

Because you have a choice to make.

  • Option 1: Beat yourself up

    Start a dialog inside your head, or even out loud, about what you don’t know, who you don’t know.

    Tell yourself you’re not good enough, you don’t have what it takes to be a success.

    Watch the conversation quickly spiral downward. Look at people you know who have succeeded. Get jealous. Tell yourself how easy they have it.

    People like them; they don’t like you.

    And then just give up. Stop trying. Quit. This is one way you could go. It’s the loser’s way.

  • Option 2: Double down

    But you’re a winner! So when you run into an obstacle, you will double down. You will reach deep within yourself to find a reserve of strength you didn’t even know you had.

    You will use this strength to get back up. You will huddle up with key people in your life. You will talk to your coach to see how to adapt.

    Then you will run another play. You will keep pushing for the end zone. Play after play, you’ll seek to find your best self. You’ll give everything you have to compete for the BIGG win.

The 2nd question to ask to know if you have the winner’s mind is the second side of the coin.

How do you handle success?

When momentum swings your way, what do you do?

Again you have a choice to make.

  • Option 1: Playing not to lose

    You can start playing to not lose. This isn’t a conscious decision; it’s a sub-conscious reaction.

    You start playing it safe. You stop making the aggressive plays it took to get momentum on your side.

    You let fear drive you.

    “Oh-my-gosh, I’m doing it! I’m winning! Wow! I had hoped for this, but I wasn’t really expecting it.”

    And guess what happens?

    Before you know it, you’ve lost the momentum you worked so hard to gain. It’s even harder to get back. You end up losing the game.

  • Push even harder

    But you’re a winner! When success comes your way, you will push even harder.

    You have the eye of the tiger, that killer instinct.

    You will keep playing aggressively because you know you will win. It’s only a matter a time before you win the game. That’s BIGG success!

If you were inspired by today’s show, please share it with your friends and followers.

Thanks so much! Until next time, here’s to your BIGG success!

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A Super Bowl Champ Lays it on the Line Part 3

laying-it-on-the-line-bookcoverWe wrap up our three-part series with BIGG Success, Howard Griffith.

Howard is a two-time Super Bowl winner, Studio analyst for Big Ten Network, co-host for ESPN Radio Chicago, entrepreneur, speaker & author of the book Laying it on the Line. He is regarded as one of the NFL’s best blocking backs of all time. His book Laying it on the Line charts his football and life journey from Chicago’s south side to the Super Bowl.

Last time, Howard told us how hard work was key for keeping his NLF career going, and how you can apply “The Drill” philosophy in your career and business to ensure you are prepared for the opportunities that come along.

Hear Howard talk with George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show podcast! Click the player to listen.

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During our interview in this podcast segement:

  • Howard talks about how you can get past obstacles to get from where you are now, to where you want to be.
  • Why Howard says why preparation is so important to achieving your goals, and how he prepared to achieve his.
  • Howard talks about how he got past doubts in his career, and shares a true life story of when he was cut from the Buffalo Bills, what his dad said to keep him from giving up on his bigg dream.
  • Why Howard says you can’t share your dreams with everyone.

Visit HowardTGriffith.com to get your copy of the great book,
Laying it on the Line.

Direct link to The Bigg Success Show audio file | podcast:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/biggsuccess/00694-042811.mp3

A Super Bowl Champ Lays it on the Line Part 2

laying-it-on-the-line-bookcoverWe continue our three-part series with Howard Griffith, who is a BIGG Success!

Howard is a two-time Superbowl winner, Studio analyst for Big Ten Network, co-host for ESPN Radio Chicago, entrepreneur, speaker & author of the book Laying it on the Line. Howard is regarded as one of the NFL’s best blocking backs, “The Human Plow.”

His book Laying it on the Line charts his football and life journey from Chicago’s south side to the Super Bowl.

Last time, Howard told us about how he came to be a fullback in the NFL, even though early on in his career, he wanted to be a tailback.

Hear Howard talk with George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show podcast. Click the player to listen.

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During our interview in this podcast segment you’ll hear:

  • How hard work and Laying it on the Line kept his NLF career going.
  • How you can apply “The Drill” philosophy in your career and business to ensure you are prepared for the opportunities that come along.
  • Why self-discipline is key to achieving your goals.
  • Since Howard had the thrill of playing in the biggest arena in life (for football) the Super Bowl, twice…we find out how  preparing for that is different from preparing from any other game. Learn what kind of mentality you’ll need to prepare for your bigg game.
  • What Howard means when he says in his book that being part of a team takes a lot of individual work.

Visit HowardTGriffith.com to get your copy of the great book,
Laying it on the Line.

Next time, Howard talks about getting past obstacles that get in the way of your bigg goals. He even shares a personal story about when he almost gave up on his NFL dream…and who convinced him to push on. Also, find out why Howard says you can’t share your bigg dreams with everyone.

Direct link to The Bigg Success Show audio file | podcast:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/biggsuccess/00693-042711.mp3

A Super Bowl Champ Lays it on the Line Part 1

laying-it-on-the-line-bookcoverToday we begin our three-part series with Howard Griffith, two-time Superbowl winner, Studio analyst for Big Ten Network, co-host for ESPN Radio Chicago, entrepreneur, speaker & author of the book Laying it on the Line.

Howard is regarded as one of the NFL’s best blocking backs, “the Human Plow” and he holds the NCAA record for most touchdowns in a game. In fact…he’s made a career out of breaking records!

His book Laying it on the Line charts his football and life journey from Chicago’s south side to the Super Bowl and it’s a fascinating story!

Listen to Howard talk with George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show podcast! Click the player

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During our interview in this podcast segment:

  • Howard talks about his struggle in high school being able to play the position he wanted to play…which wasn’t fullback!
  • Howard tells us how and why his attitude changed about the position he would play after getting drafted out of the University of Illinois in to the NFL. He offers great lessons in life and personal growth.
  • Also, find out how you need to shift your thinking to excel in your career.

Visit HowardTGriffith.com to get your copy of the great book,
Laying it on the Line
.

Next time, Howard tells us about how we can apply “The Drill” philosophy in our career and business, how self-discipline is key to achieving your goals, and how preparing for the Super Bowl is different than preparing for any other game.

Direct link to The Bigg Success Show audio file | podcast:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/biggsuccess/00692-042611.mp3