Just finished a nice conversation with a kid who follows both my IG pages. Won’t bore you with the details. 😉 Summary of the convo: He was going on about how much I am doing, always busy, never sleep, getting stuff done, blah blah blah. Then he said, I wished I had your motivation. Of course, I smiled and admired the complement.
Afterward, I explained my accomplishments are really a collection of the efforts I put out when I’m NOT motivated. Truth is, many days I don’t have the motivation, I don’t have the energy, and I’m telling myself do it tomorrow. On those days I fight! I fight that mindset, I fight that urge, I fight that spirit and I get ish done.
The times I feel this way the only person who knows it is my wife, almost 18 years together so can’t hide nothing from her; she knows better when I say I’m good. 😂 To everyone else it looks like i love it. Most days i do love it. Some days i don’t. Each day, my feelings, love or hate, are not relevant to the goal so I push forward… …
Lesson 1: If you only hustle when you feel good or it feels right you won’t accomplish much.
Lesson 2: Success comes from doing what you don’t like just like you love it!
It takes Discipline to do this! We all can show up for the necessary work when it is all smiles. The people who show up when it’s tough, late night, long hours, or said to be impossible are the ones who do great things.