What do you do on the days when you’re just not feeling it? Those days when I’m tired or worn out or just basically sick of the grind. What do I do on those days? I go anyways. I get it done even if I’m just going through the motions. I go through the motions. I don’t really wanna work out? I work out. I really don’t wanna hammer on a project? I hammer on the project. Don’t really wanna get up and get out of bed? Yeah, I get up and get out of bed.
But, if you can get through to doing things that you hate to do, on the other side is greatness. So have dreams, but have goals. Life goals. Yearly goals. Monthly goals. Daily goals. And understand that to achieve these goals you must apply discipline and consistency. In order to achieve your goals, you must apply discipline and consistency every day. Not just on Tuesday and miss a few days. You have to work at it. Working really hard is what successful people do.
Growth is the only guarantee that tomorrow is going to get better. The first question is very simple: -What are you doing to develop yourself? 99% of people today are assuming, just assuming that somehow they’ll get better. Very sad folks, very sad! Because let me tell you something about assumption. An assumption is a huge disappointment in life. You show me a person that assumes and I’ll show a person that almost daily is disappointed.
Here’s the hard truth. People don’t necessarily want you to succeed. And the bigger your dream, the more people that are gonna come out the woodwork to try to stop you. But if you’re striving for something important, if you’re trying to make real change, if there is something in your life that you are absolutely hell bent to make it happen, you have got to understand that you are going be fighting against something. People are going to be pushing back against you. And it is going to be your ability to hold true to that vision that’s going to determine whether you can pull it off.
“I felt alone and worse it was my fault I wondered if I was just wrong, an impostor a 22 year old kid who had no idea of how things actually worked. Now, years later, I understand, that is how things work, when there’s no sense of higher purpose, so it’s up to all of us to create it so we can all keep moving forward together.
One of my favorite stories is when JFK went to go visit the NASA Space center and he saw a janitor holding a broom and he asked him what he was doing and the janitor replied “Mister President I am helping put a man on the moon.” Purpose is that feeling that you are a part of something bigger than yourself, that you are needed, and that you have something better ahead to work for. Purpose is what creates true happiness. J. K. Rowling got rejected 12 times before she finally wrote and published Harry Potter. Even Beyoncé had to make hundreds of songs to get Halo. The greatest successes come from having the freedom to fail. Ideas don’t come out fully formed, they only become clearer as you work on them. You just have to get started.”