February 13, 2017
Hardwork sucks. Let’s be honest here. It’s not fun, nor glamorous, and often not rewarding for a really long time.
People may think of it as something beautifully romantic – like ‘hustling’ for your dreams is all rainbows and lollipops that is full of small wins until your real big win. That’s because we look to people who have already ‘made it’ when we source our inspiration – and feel naturally envious of the lives they’ve created for themselves, forgetting all the hard work they’ve put in order to get there.
But it’s never easy. Not for Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, JK Rowling and anyone else you look up to. Because they’ve worked harder than most us would ever want to.
Even if we truly love what we do, success doesn’t just happen. For example, if you love film making, it’s never so easy as just showing up everyday. You have to push yourself constantly, be critical, and be open to criticism of work you have put your heart and soul into.
There are downsides to every career. Entrepreneurs may be their own bosses but they have to find motivation within themselves each and everyday to keep going. It’s lonely. It’s isolating. It’s stressful.
Even for the best sportspeople in the world, waking up at 4.30 to train for 3 hours is much harder than staying in bed and being lazy for the entire day.
Sometimes we have to force ourselves to do the shit we don’t want to do.
Let me repeat that: Sometimes we have to force ourselves to do the shit we don’t want to do.
Sometimes the path to producing magic in our lives is really an annoying one. But at the end of the day, taking conscious steps to overcome mental and physical barriers each and everyday will undoubtedly unlock something incredible in yourself and your life.
I have many small habits I’m trying to implement into my life so that I’m a better person than I was yesterday. One of these things is dedicating myself to writing a blog post a day. The reasoning behind it is that I want to discipline myself to stick to something, which will simultaneous improve my writing skills and force me to think more creatively. It’s a manageable deliverable that I can hold myself accountable for and one that will help me to inch closer to my ultimate dream reality.
You have a different dream reality to mine, and I don’t have to give you suggestions of what small thing you can do each and everyday to get closer to your ideal life. You already know what you need to do.
It’s not going to be easy. You’re going to want to give up. But focus on how much happier you would be if you were living your dream reality.
So force the magic.
P.S if you want some kickass thought starters with how you can change your life TODAY check out this incredible discussion with Mel Robbins.