This post is about to be pure fire motivation for you to get up and make necessary changes in your life.
Every day you speak of something you want to manifest in your life. However, you also have to ask yourself how that is going to come into place in light of everything you’re currently doing. A lot of people fool themselves into believing that things are going to take place and then they get home and too often they are tired or can’t be bothered. That feeling of being too tired or unbothered is the difference between starting today and starting in never never land. Do NOT be one of those people that can smell the success of the future but cannot stand the stench of today’s struggle. Everyone wants to make it, fantastic. Ask yourself not only what you plan to do in the future but what you plan to do today in order to get closer to that future you speak of. Everybody can write a plan but how often do you look back at that plan and realise that something you wrote X amount of days or weeks ago has now passed. It’s time to get serious. It’s not even time to get up because you may already be up but are you walking? Are you going anywhere? If that is an answer you are stuttering over then you know what time it is.
The best thing you can do for yourself and your future is to start moving today. Please don’t read this and just say it’s true. What are you really doing today to talk about the results of tomorrow? It’s important to celebrate small successes however sometimes we get lost in the idea of what the success will look like forgetting that we have to get up and work for it. Get up and work for that thing that you want to manifest. The people who are doing well didn’t make it to where they are by daydreaming and neither will you so start doing because we all know all of us have been doing the dreaming.
There is a thin line between being grateful and wanting more. I struggle with this line so often because I feel like I am in the middle of a rock and a hard place in my life. One where I am still essentially in ‘endz’ and one where some people who have grown up in similar ‘endz’ are now living their dreams with a better bank account. However, I never forget that some of these people I look up to sacrificed time had to do the reading, the studying and everything else to get to where they want to be. The most successful people don’t get there by accident and neither will you. So start asking yourself, what do you have to do on purpose to get to the next stage of your life.
Talk Is Cheap In 2017
I’ve had countless conversations with people about their aspirations and when I am asked how they should get there I say, “Just Start.” Upon saying that I get the craziest responses as if to say there was any other answer. No matter what it is you want to do you need to ask yourself why you haven’t started. Some people have also started and decided randomly that they want to stop and they can’t be bothered anymore. Let me now tell you, this is a mix of freedom & choice from living in first world conditions. It’s knowing that there is an alternative that may not make you as happy but it will make you as comfortable, it won’t stretch you as much. So at this point, you have to be real with yourself about who you want to be and what your focus is on. I have often had to ask myself these things:
Do you want to be in the club every weekend? No
Do you want to work in an office day in day out till you’re 60? No
So what the hell do you want to do then?! Because if you don’t pick your choices this life will surely pick them for you and then your life MIGHT just become the reason you are a bit resentful in the future. It may become the reason you choose to believe certain ideologies to account for your laziness and complacency. Being complacent means risking stunting your growth.
Every day you wake up, you can choose to be better and to grow a bit more. You can choose to be caught up in past achievements or future dreams but between there is a gap where you need to muster up the energy to regenerate new accomplishments. How you use your time shapes everything we are and everything we can be.
Realise there are no shortcuts. No one is going to tell you how to get to where you want to be in 5 easy steps free of charge. So my message at the beginning of this year for yourself is to get real with yourself. Get real about where you’re going and when you’re getting there. Everybody is getting to their dream job but ask yourself if that dream job is yours in 5 years, 10 years or when you’ve finished watching 10 series of something you can’t really afford to be watching if you’re trying to get to your goals and that series accounts for another distraction you don’t need.
Start looking for the answers to your questions. Don’t let ‘I don’t know’ be an answer for too long. Get curious enough to ask questions but don’t be foolish enough to think the journey won’t endure hardships. Be uncomfortable now if it means a life of chosen comfortability or be comfortable now and continue to live on the wrong side of ‘what if’.
It’s 2017, it’s time to get real.
Challenge yourself always.