In the words of Art Williams, my family is going to have problems, but money isn’t going to be one of them.
To some, those words alarm arrogance. To others, pure dedication. My roommate and I hold those words in our hearts, every day of our lives, for the sole purpose of giving us something to work for. It’s hard to get a grip on the reality of living but chances are most of our families survive off of unintentional complacency. Our families live in the same or slightly better lifestyle as their predecessors. That’s a scary thought and it’s your responsibility to break the cycle.
It doesn’t matter what you do in life, you must find a reason to give it your all when it comes down to your future. Never settle for the norm or what is “promised” to you. Nothing in life comes easy. Let’s be honest, if college were the only requirement to become wealthy, don’t you think everyone would do it? If all you needed was to attend high school football practices in order to receive a full college scholarship, don’t you think every student-athlete would take on that sport. If all you needed to safely retire, was to work 30 years straight, don’t you think everyone would do it? The fact of the matter is that this is not the case.
Society can be broken up into 3 types of people: the overachievers, the almost, and those who give up.
The people who give up not only suffer by not only achieving greatness. They suffer from achieving nothing. No matter how hard you work, if you throw in the towel, you are forfeiting your efforts. No man every received praise for being good at something but giving up because it got to hard and frankly, neither do those who fall short.
Those Who Fall Short
Sadly there is a surplus of people who live average in our world today. People who assumed that they did enough but were struck hard by the real world and told that they don’t have what it takes. These are the people who only go to practice and expect to be given what they “deserve”. The people that go to college and expect a job simply because they graduated with a degree. You can’t do that! People always learn too late that doing the bare minimum will get you nowhere. You must learn that if you are taught by someone who isn’t where you want to be in life, they are only looking out for your best interest. They don’t know what you want and don’t know what it’s going to take for you to succeed in what you do so, you can’t always take their advice. If you follow their wisdom correctly, you will be lead to living the same life that they are living. You don’t want this, you want to overachieve.
Once you read the previous paragraphs, you may begin to worry about your current situation. Whether or not you are doing the right things for your future. Whether or not you are doing enough. If you have to ask yourself these questions, chances are that you aren’t doing nearly enough of what it takes to be the true success that you have read about. We all look at these people at first glance and say, “Wow, they worked pretty hard and look where it got them! I’m going to work so I can be like them…” What we fail to understand is how hard that “pretty hard” truly is. Watching a few videos every week in order to aid your dream isn’t going to get you very far. If you research those individuals, you will find that they did something that looks crazy. The lifestyle they once lived in order to get where they are was literally ridiculous. Full of books, networking, failing and trying again.
Don’t fear failure, fear not succeeding in something that you were told would never work. Failure is one step closer to success. It’s been proven that not one person successful in their practice, did not overcome problems.
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