The One and Only Secret to Success- Paying The Price.

Many a time I hear the questions- why are some people more successful than others? Why do some people live happier lives than others? Why do some people have more money than other people their age and from similar backgrounds? What is the real secret to success?

And to this, I answer that the only and only real secret to success is paying the price of success – the full price of success.

Paying the price

What does paying the price mean?

Paying the price means doing whatever it takes to be successful for as long as it takes.

Successful people do the things unsuccessful people don’t like doing, not because they like doing them either but because they understand you’ve got to pay the price if you want to be successful. That’s what separates winners from those that don’t- PAYING THE PRICE.

Whatever the goal might be, whatever the results you want to achieve, you are going to have to put in the work for as long as it takes to see that goal come to life. Keyword is put in the work and two, For as long as it takes.

There is no substitute for hardwork.

Thomas Edison

Whatever it is we desire, all is possible as long as we are willing to keep paying the price for as long as it takes to attain it.

If it is to be rich that you want, pay the price for as long as it takes and you can’t help but be rich.

If it is to be fit you want, pay the price for as long as it takes and you can’t help but be fit.

If it’s success you’re after, invest the effort for as long as it takes, and success will be inevitable.

If it’s happiness you seek, commit to the journey for as long as it takes, and happiness will naturally follow.

If it’s knowledge you desire, dedicate yourself to learning for as long as it takes, and wisdom will be yours.

If it’s love you crave, sow the seeds of affection for as long as it takes, and love will flourish.

If it’s peace you long for, pursue inner harmony for as long as it takes, and tranquility will embrace you.

If it’s mastery you aspire to have, practice diligently for as long as it takes, and expertise will become second nature.

If wealth is your goal, commit to the grind for as long as it takes, and prosperity will become your reality.

No more excuses!


  1. Winners make progress, losers make excuses.
  2. “If it’s to be, it’s up to you.”

Stop thinking up elaborate rationalizations and justifications for not paying the price. Get up and do something, do anything, just stop making excuses for not paying the price of the success you seek.

Do what you have to do or don’t- but don’t make excuses anymore.

How to stop making excuses and start making progress

In the pursuit of success, individuals often seek out various strategies, methodologies, and tools to propel them towards their goals. While external factors like talent, opportunity, luck, and resources undoubtedly play a role, one intrinsic quality stands out as indispensable: self-discipline.

Often underestimated yet crucial, self-discipline serves as the cornerstone upon which success is built. In this article, we delve into the significance of self-discipline and explore how it catalyzes personal and professional achievements.

Understanding Self-Discipline:

Self-discipline can be defined as the ability to control one’s impulses, emotions, and behaviors in pursuit of long-term goals and objectives.

It encompasses consistency, willpower, and the capacity to persevere in the face of challenges and temptations.

Put in simple terms, self-discipline means you do what you have to do, when you have to do it, regardless of whether you want to do it or not.

Discipline accepts no excuses, only results.

Unlike motivation, which can fluctuate depending on external factors, self-discipline is an internal trait that can be cultivated and strengthened over time through conscious effort and practice.

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.

Practical Strategies for Cultivating Self-Discipline:

  1. Set Clear and Measurable Goals: Define specific, achievable objectives that align with your long-term aspirations.
  2. Develop a Routine: Establish a structured daily schedule that includes dedicated time for work, study, relaxation, and personal growth.
  3. Practice Mindfulness: Cultivate self-awareness and mindfulness to recognize and manage impulses, distractions, and negative thought patterns.
  4. Prioritize Tasks: Use tools like to-do lists, prioritization matrices, or time-blocking techniques to focus on high-priority tasks and minimize procrastination.
  5. Embrace Accountability: Seek support from mentors, peers, or accountability partners who can provide encouragement, feedback, and accountability.
  6. Celebrate Progress: Acknowledge and celebrate small victories along the way to maintain motivation and momentum.

For more information on how to develop self-discipline, click here.


Over the course of my little life, I have discovered that anyone can achieve any goal that they set for themselves if they have the discipline to pay the price for as long as it takes -to do what they know they need to, and never to give up until they see results. For if you give up you will never know if you could have made it.

Remember, “What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do.” ~ Aristotle

Allow me leave you with the words of Jim Rohn, “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment.”

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