You Do The Math

I watched The Martian the other night for about the 10th time. It isn’t that I love the movie, at least not yet, but I do enjoy some of the lines in the movie.

One of my favorite parts of the movie is actually at the end when Matt Damon is speaking to the new recruits for the space program. He begins the talk with the words “at some point everything is going to go south on you, everything.”

I’ve been there numerous times. Too numerous to tell about, but enough that I want to write about something I have found to get me through those life events.

As he says in the movie and the clip above you can accept that, or you can get to work. What does that mean? I wonder how many people hear that every day and wonder the same thing?

If you’re young, you are still working on your success and what that means to you. I find that the younger generation thinks in many cases success is a given or expected. I have news for you; it isn’t.

Success is not meant to be just handed over. You need to work and work hard for success. The amount of success you have is related to the work you do to get there.

This post is not just some old guy writing to tell you a bunch of crap. Success is a reality, folks. For success to happen, you have to work. You have to solve problems as they come along. Listen to Matt Damon again. Listen till the end where he says “if you solve enough problems you get to come home.”

You’re not going to start anything in life whether business, personal or even a family without problems. Problems are going to come along, and you have to solve them one at a time. Once one is solved, go to the next one and then the next one until you get to come home.

How will you know when you’re home? All I Can say is you’ll know. You’ll feel it. You’ll feel the love, the success, the knowledge that you’re home. You’re safe.

Don’t let anyone tell you it’s easy. Don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be done.

It can be done, and you can do it.

You Do The Math