"YOU have to out there and do it!" (Coach Cota)
What separates achievers from non-achievers?
Why does it seem like things always go turn out better for some people and not for others?
What makes the difference between winning and losing?
The answer is... ¡GANAS! (It means DESIRE in Spanish.)
When you tell someone to put some ¡GANAS! into the task at hand, you are telling them to "put some heart into it!"
It is the most important trait for accomplishment, and all the other principals of success are built around it.
Whatever it is that you want or are trying to achieve in life, YOU have to go out and do it. Success and Achievement are not free. You have to EARN it. It's how nature intended it to be. Not a sponsor, mentor, teacher, tutor or coach can make you into what you want to be or become.
There is no 'magic potion' or 'genie in a bottle.'
YOU have to put in the work!
YOU have to go out and BECOME it!
This video is about the 5 Principle of ¡GANAS! (DESIRE), the 3D's Formula of Achievement, and the role-models that have impacted my life with these principles.
Following are the principles of achievement that I have learned from the role-models I mention in my video:
1. COACH COTA, my Pop-Warner football coach.
Don't give up!
I wish I can do for you, but I can't. YOU have to go out there and do it!
2. BOB ZUNIGA, Director of the ELAC Upward Bound Program.
The 3D's Formula: Dedication + Determination = DESIRE!
3. JAIME ESCALANTE, my Calculus teacher at Garfield High School.
If you learn and follow the 3D's formula, you an do it!
By applying the 3D's formula, you will be able to achieve anything!
4. ROBERT W. CORNELY, my Judo Sensei (I miss you so much my dear friend!)
TOHKON (Fighting Spirit) You fight til the end! What matters is how you fight! Win or lose, the most important thing is "how you fight."
Did you put up a good fight?
Was it an honorable fight?
In other words...
Did you give it your all?
Did you give your BEST effort?
5. NAPONLEON HILL, author of "Think and Grow Rich."
Desire is the "starting point" of all achievement, and your Desire must be white-hot (which means, as hot as possible!).
The Man Who Thinks He Can
If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don't,
If you like to win, but you think you can't,
It is almost certain you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you're lost,
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow's will -
It's all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You've got to think high to rise,
You have to be sure of yourself before,
You can ever win a prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger of faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins,
Is the man who thinks he can!
Thanks for visiting! :-)
We all deserve a chance to triumph...
...so give yourself a chance!
P.S. - Join me on the Prosperity Team...
East L.A. Pop-Warner Wildcats, 1981
Thank you Coach Cota!