Don’t cut corners.
In our journey for something great, we are going to need to roll our sleeves up and get to work. The work will be hard. It is meant to be tough. It is meant to get us ready and prepared for what is ahead.
It’s natural to look for shortcuts. But none exist on the way to your dreams.
The things worth having require payment in blood, sweat and tears.
Don’t let this scare you off. The effort it takes is why so many people (98% of the population) settle. The risks, the hard times and the patience required is too much for everyone else. They want guarantees, safety nets, easy strolls and everything RIGHT NOW!
But the hard stuff is what mould us into the people we need to be to have the dream. Our BIG dreams need us to be mature, to be responsible, to be patient, to be grateful, to be evolved. We can only become those things on the journey.
I know it doesn’t sound super sexy but appearances are deceiving.
It’s not always going to be hard. You will have fun. It will be exciting. Exhilarating. Thrilling! But like all things with life, with the ups there are the downs.
You cannot avoid the downs. You cannot bypass the hard times. There is no silver bullet.
And trust me, when you get to the end, you will be glad to have gone through all the hard times. They make the good times even better.
You are ready for this.
You can handle this.
You will survive.
It is your destiny to do great things. So don’t let the potential obstacles stop you. They are temporary. Your dreams are forever.