You Gotta Be – This motivational song is a classic. “You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser, you gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger..” When facing challenges that try to keep you from getting what you want, you’ve got to continually grow and become stronger in order to overcome them. As you knock down one obstacle, a bigger one will appear.
That’s how life is at times. It forces you to grow so that it can hand you even bigger obstacles for you to overcome. The bigger the obstacle, the stronger you become and the stronger you become, the bigger the goals you can accomplish. Focus not on having less obstacles, but on becoming stronger and better.
So instead of seeing challenges as a reason to quit, see them as a reason to want to succeed even more. You need to have the attitude that says, “How dare you try to stand in my way!” instead of, “Oh great, another obstacle. Why is life so hard?”.
Being the nice guy is fine in most situations but when it comes to things that try to hold you back, be relentless.