It’s a well known fact that many people want to acquire the things that the elite have. They want to look like the elite, act like the elite, have the things that the elite have and go the places that the elite go, they want to have the same kind of friends the elite have, they will even go so far as to want to wear the same kind of colognes and perfumes so they could smell like the elite too. I must admit, there are a lot of qualities about the elite that are worth replicating. They make life look amazing! If they are holding a regular cheeseburger, they will make the cheeseburger look and taste like it was top dollar.
It’s something about the elite that just attracts many people to them. Perhaps, it is the possibility of figuring out their secrets and having some of their elite status rub off on you.
Now let’s get to the fun part! Knowing that you want to be an elite and becoming an elite are two different things. You can know that you want to be an elite all your life and never make it into that arena. You can want to know the things that they know all your life and never find out one single secret, know how, or understanding of what it takes and what needs to be done to get to the place where they are.
The elite found out wanting something is no where near enough to get them to where they needed to be. Now this may surprise you, finding out some or even all of the core things you need to know to get you to the elite, is STILL not enough. The two questions that you need to ask yourself before you even try to step foot into the elite arena is:
Do you really want it?
Yes we see the elite and the nice things that they have and the nice places that they are able to go, but we don’t see the behind the scene sacrifices that they had to make to get there. We don’t see the hard work and dedication that it took to get there. We don’t see the many failures as well as the small triumphs that it took to get there. We don’t see the late nights and the early mornings that it took to reach their goals and aspirations. We don’t see how many times they were in the learning seat investing in themselves instead of the mastery seat. They were forced to believing in themselves when no one else would. All we see is the end result and end product.
The second question that you need to ask yourself is
Do you have what it takes?
Are you prepared to sit in the learning seat to learn what it is that is required to become a part of the elite? Are you willing to dedicate some late nights and some early mornings in investing in yourself? Are you willing to study and invest in you and your gift to the world and work and build it day after day? Are you willing to work and build your character, relationships, knowledge, understanding, endurance, and bank account? To become a part of the elite, you have to be willing to work out your courage muscle because the elite is not meant for wimps. You will be challenged daily and ridiculed by many that will not see and understand your vision. You will be called out to stand apart from some of your friends and associates. You will fail seven times and still have to get up eight. You will have to exercise the gift of discernment constantly so that you can avoid as many pitfalls as possible.
If you are willing and able to answer that call, then you have already started the road towards the elite.
Always remember that with whom much is given, much is required.