You’re Only Defeated If You Quit
Because of shiny objects, do you keep finding yourself over & again at starting point? I hear this all the time: “My gosh! How long is it going to take me to succeed? How hard must I work? How many hours are too many hours?? I can’t do this anymore, it does NOT work.”
And then, they want to give up. AGAIN…
Let’s be honest. Many young entrepreneurs are looking for a “get-rich-quick scheme” or some type of “instant gratification.” Eyes turned to heaven. a grin on their face, mouth open… tongue sticking out, drooling – they wait for the skies to open and serve the 5 course meal – Drop! Straight into their bellies… All cooked, mashed and digested!!! Tee-hee…!
Well… excuse me. It does NOT work that way… (-_-)
In recent weeks, I’ve had a few wishfully say they’d love to be where I am now. Yet, when I follow up on their progress I see they’re not doing what it takes to get there. You cannot WISH yourself into success.
It takes long hours, a lot of hard work and it’s a huge learning curve. I can remember putting aside many fun things because I put my success first. I didn’t have a hobby; I was serious and doing serious work, determined to see results. My “WHY” got me through it.
I remember a mentor telling me that at first, it would take 80% of my time for 20% of the growth. I can tell you that there was a lot of truth in that statement. I may not be where I want to be but I’m not where I used to be…! I’m on my way there! Woohoo! :) The only way to get there is to put in the work…
Oh, And BEFORE I FORGET!
Personal Development Means:
- Doing things EVEN when afraid.
- Doing it when you don’t feel like it.
- Getting out of your comfortable box.
- Being willing to be stretched out of your comfort zone.
- Being persistent when all you want to do is quit.
- Taking one more step into the darkness.
- Having faith in things unseen. In your mentor.
- Saying NO now because of the YES you want later.