I read an article the other day that had a profound effect on me. Maybe it will have the same effect on you.
Here is an excerpt:
“People want to start their own business or become financially independent. But you don’t end up a successful entrepreneur unless you find a way to love the risk, the uncertainty, the repeated failures, and working insane hours on something you have no idea whether will be successful or not. Some people are wired for that sort of pain, and those are the ones who succeed.”
The article talked about getting what you want and how hard you are actually willing to work to get it.
When I finished reading the piece I had to stop and think, how hard AM I willing to work?
A lot of the time we see people’s success stories in different areas and say man I would love to have that. What no one ever talks about are the sacrifices that are made to get to the culmination of the success story.
We see all the glitz and glamour but never the hard stuff, the uncomfortable times, the worry, the doubt.
Fear can be so paralyzing that so often people never make it to the actual throne of success. Fear can be the sinking sand to a dream.
The article made me really reflect on how hard I really am working towards my goals, whether it’s family, career, weight loss–wherever I am putting the most effort is where I will succeed.
Except what do you do when everything requires the most effort??