We seem to think that success happens easily or quickly or even overnight. We see other people's lives and think it was so easy for them. However, for most people, it takes years of hard work and sacrifice.
Yet, for some reason, we want that success right now. We don't want the hard work. We don't want the sacrifice. We just want the rewards.
Here's what most people think success looks like: I have an idea. I start to work on said idea. I should be successful immediately. Oh, I've had some setbacks and I'm not doing as well as I should. May as well give up on my idea.
This, my friends, is what the majority of people go through with their ideas. Whether it's a business idea, a hobby, a new workout routine, a relationship...whatever the case may be.
But success is rarely a straight line from point A to point B. It typically looks more like a zig zag line from point A to B to C to D to E, and often all the way to Z.
Most people give up very early on when pursuing a new passion or dream. They don't like the hard work. They don't like the setbacks. And yes, it can be very difficult to encounter setbacks and failures.
But there's a better way of viewing these things. Instead of looking at them as setbacks, view them as learning points. Okay...so you tried something and it didn't work out. Great, now you know what doesn't work. Time to try something new.
Instead, we throw in the towel. We give up. We don't want to keep moving forward.
I say "we" because I've been there too. I've done it. I want the easy route, for pete's sakes! Don't we all?!
But here's what I know. If you don't sacrifice for what you want, ultimately what you want becomes the sacrifice. You'll never get what you want.
Sometimes it takes long days and longer nights. Sometimes it takes saying 'No' to those fun nights out or plans with friends. And sometimes it means foregoing things you want now in order to get what you want later.
I often ask when I'll be able to get more sleep or slow down as I feel like I am very busy these days. And the answer I'm given is when I've achieved my goals and dreams.
The truth is...I know this. I know I am sacrificing sleep and down time to achieve my biggest goals and dreams. I have to make sacrifices if I want to live out my wildest dreams.
My current motto is, "Today, I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can do what others can't."
I don't want to look back at my life with regret. I don't want to look back and think "What if?"
So for now, I am making the sacrifices. I am giving it my all. I am doing what needs to be done to make my dreams come true!
What about you? What do you want most? Are you willing to make the sacrifice(s) to get it?
Let's chat, because I want to help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be!
Let's make those sacrifices together! And then let's watch our lives change!
I hope you all have a beautiful week. And I hope you continue to make choices that will get you exactly where you want to be!
With love and wellness,