Today, I can confidently say that I have achieved both financial and personal success. I own 15 affluent businesses, am married my dream girl, and have two beautiful girls. Despite this, I lived in a state of grief from the age of 25 to 45 that seemed impossible to overcome — no matter what I did. Here is how I made a major shift to finally get me to feel like I was winning… 

First of all, I want to start off by saying something I wish someone had told me early on. If you’re pushing and hustling every day, but it seems like it’s not paying off…

There is nothing wrong with you

Everyone experiences periods where each day is a grind. However, I’m sure you already know you won’t get the life you deserve without hard work. It can feel like a lose-lose. 

However, I finally figured out how to break this vicious cycle… 

Strategy to Start Overcoming Grief

By the time I was 45 years old, I had racked up a few above-average achievements, but was still feeling this chronic depression.

Every time I hit one of these targets, I would lose motivation and feel disappointed

There were those who suggested this was because my dad died when I was 10, or I have some other “disorder.”

All I knew is that I was tired of it.

Then, I came to a realization…

All of these small successes were making me feel depressed because they were reminders I wasn’t achieving my full potential

Immediately, I tweaked my strategy. I started setting even bigger goals for myself and then followed them up with massive action

Once I started getting into the neighborhood of my potential, I finally felt like I was overcoming the grief I had suffered for two decades. 

Therefore, my advice to you when things feel like they’re never going to turn around is to ask yourself…

Is your potential bigger than: 

  • Your goals?
  • What you’ve achieved?
  • The people surrounding you?

If these things aren’t measuring up to your potential, make the moves to make them match up. That is how you will start to overcome that nagging, unfulfilled feeling of grief and get closer to your full potential. 

I know. I’ve been there. 

At the end of the day, only you know what you are capable of. This makes us our own toughest critics. That’s why creating a life we know we can is the way out when the going gets tough. 

You can do it — Be Great, 

Grant Cardone 

Disclosure: This content is intended to be used for educational and informational purposes only. Individual results may vary. You should perform your own due diligence and seek the advice from a professional to verify any information on our website or materials that you are relying upon if you choose to make an investment or business decision. Investment, real estate, and business involve great risk and there is no guarantee of performance or results.

We are not attorneys, investment advisers, accountants, tax professionals or financial advisers and any of the content presented should not be taken as professional advice. We recommend seeking the advice of financial professional before you invest, and we accept no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage you may incur.

Previous articleAnswering the Most Controversial Relationship Questions…
Next article“Strap Yourself in and Make Things Happen!”: Lee-James Cupido, 10X Hub Entrepreneur
Star of Discovery Channel’s “Undercover Billionaire,” Grant Cardone owns and operates seven privately held companies and a private equity real estate firm, Cardone Capital, with a multifamily portfolio of assets under management valued at over $4 billion. He is the Top Crowdfunder in the world, raising over $900 million in equity via social media. Known internationally as the leading expert on sales, marketing, and scaling businesses, Cardone is a New York Times bestselling author of 11 business books, including “The 10X Rule,” which led to Cardone establishing the 10X Global Movement and the 10X Growth Conference, now the largest business and entrepreneur conference in the world. The online business and sales educational platform he created, Cardone University, serves over 411,000 individuals and Forbes 100 corporate clients throughout the world. Voted the top Marketing Influencer to watch by Forbes, Cardone uses his massive 15 million plus following to give back via his Grant Cardone Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring underserved, at-risk adolescents in financial literacy, especially those without father figures.