If you want it, you have to WORK

Despite being told hundreds of thousands of times, and our common sense yelling at us that there is no magic pill, we still hold out hope. We still believe that someone out there just doesn’t have to do anything and they look, feel and live the life of their dreams without ever having to suffer or sweat or work for it.

And I’m sorry but that’s just ridiculous.

At some time, in some way, everyone has had to work and sweat for their success. At some point they’ve had to sacrifice (even if they somewhat enjoy the sacrifice) and put long-term goals ahead of instant gratification and enjoyment.

Because the simple fact is that success means HARD WORK. It does mean some sacrifice. It does mean sometimes thinking long-term instead of simply living in the moment.

And it also means taking risks that could lead to failure. Failures that make you then reassess and adapt. That test your drive and dedication.

Failures that can make you better if you pick yourself back up and again…WORK HARD.

I know we’ve all seen the fitspo that say:

And honestly…It’s so true!

Often when we see people enjoying the fruits of their labors, we don’t think about all the work they had to put in to get there. We just see them enjoying their success and then assume it was easy for them.

But trust me. They worked. And they may not remember all of the sacrifices, and they may even romanticize the journey now that it is done, but they freaking worked hard.

Because achieving your goals really does means working hard. There is no magic pill. There really is no short cut. There really is no one that is just so lucky to have everything come easily to them.

So stop spending a lot of time and energy looking for a short cut. Apply that time and energy toward something beneficial…Like actually WORKING toward your goals.

And can I also say…This goes hand in hand with MAKING TIME FOR YOUR GOALS.

Let’s face it…There is never enough time in the day. But if you want something bad enough, you will make time. You will make it a priority.

So stop making excuses and searching for something that doesn’t exist. Instead get started working toward your goals before the New Year. Why not go into this New Year already moving forward? Why not WORK HARD and MAKE TIME for what you want!?!

Because if you want to succeed, if you want to make this next year an even better one, you will have to find the time to work hard at your goals. No Ifs, Ands or Butts about it!

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Posted on November 20, 2014, in Mindset, Rants and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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