Personal Success: What’s Next?

Tough Mudder, Wintergreen, Virginia
Tough Mudder, Wintergreen, Virginia

Recently my wife and I (along with my brother-in-law, mother-in-law and father-in-law) completed an event called the Tough Mudder.  It is a 10+ mile obstacle course with 26 different obstacles designed to challenge your courage and willingness to finish the race.

After 4 hours, we were able to complete the course with our entire team accounted for.  After having trained for several weeks prior to the event to make sure that we were physically prepared, the end of the race left only one question in my mind:  “What’s Next?”

What I have learned from some of the most successful people in the world is that they are never finished learning and growing.  As soon as successful people achieve a goal, the next thing they ask themselves is “What’s Next?”

So, immediately after the race was finished, we began planning the next event.  We checked the Tough Mudder off of our list (though we may do it again), and have already moved onto the next challenge.

If you think that you have reached the top in your field and that you have earned the right to become complacent, let me be the first to tell you that there’s always a higher level for which to strive.  The best athletes, the best students and the best businessmen know that there is always room for improvement.  As the saying goes, “If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.”

Regardless of where you are in your life right now, you can begin this moment to control your own future by simply asking yourself “What’s Next?”  Once you have the answer to that question, begin to do something each and every day to move you closer to the acquisition of that goal.

You were put here for a purpose, you are greater than you realize and your future will be filled with unlimited opportunities when you decide to become unstoppable.

Be Unstoppable!


Mike Mason, author of Unstoppable Success, is the Founder of Unstoppable Business Consulting, The Elite Training Center and the Clinic Director of The Chiropractic Care Center.  He is considered one of the nation’s premier experts on business and motivation and lectures on success to sports and business groups.  He is reported to be the future of business consulting.

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