“He who has a why can bear almost any how.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche
Are you well aware of this fact!
That it will take time and it will require an investment. There is always a price, and there are rarely any shortcuts.
You have to sustain long-term motivation. Some days you will have moments where you don’t want to make that extra push. That’s normal, and that will happen.
Have a deeper ‘WHY’.
You need to have a better story that will keep burning the fire inside you that will last through the rain over a period of months and years.
It’s just not enough to only wanting to be healthy or to make a profit. That means nothing. It’s about having a connection to the emotions behind your desires.
Being well aware that if you don’t start a healthy lifestyle, maybe you won’t be alive to see your kids turn adult. Putting in 70 hour per week isn’t for the money, but because it’s your chance at making the world a better place.
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” — Anonymous
Every outcome in our lives on some level is determined by the daily decisions we make. We do not have control on the actions of the outer world.
Your mindset largely determines your happiness, your priorities mostly fuels your successes, and how you interact with others inspires what you get in return.
The quality of your decisions depends on how you think. It relies on the tools you use to understand the simplicity (complexity) of reality.
The path towards mastery is to never stop learning. Learning teaches you to see the world in new ways.
Read good books, embrace unfamiliar situations, embrace failures and have a challenging approach towards life.
“Everyone must create his own successful combinations with the ingredients he has. Each person has to discover what works for him.” — Garry Kasparov
If you’re aimlessly implementing everything you see, or worse yet, if you’re giving yourself a hard time for not having a morning routine or for not succeeding by following someone else’s formula, you’re doing it wrong.
Even if your end goal is the same as another person’s, your resources will be different. Your strengths and weaknesses, your skills and talents.
The golden word is ‘IMPORVISATION’
There is more than one way to get to an end. Be effective and use your mental toolkit to best leverage the resources you have available.
Combine the ingredients that you possess to give you the advantage you need.
“There is no one-size-fits-all approach that anyone can offer you. The hot water that softens a carrot will harden an egg.”
“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.”
— Isaac Asimov
Sooner or later your efforts will bring you to a crossroad. It’s time for you to realize that one part of the journey ends and another one begins.
Shape your outlook. Find a new horizon. Adjust and you grow into a whole new world and you happen to realize that it’s never as bad as you think it’ll be.
Other times, you’ll get exactly what you wish for. You may dwell on it for a while, but soon, you often discover that although obtaining the target is nice, it was the quest that made things interesting. It’s where the growth happened.
And that’s when you level up. You find yourself a new mission based on a new perceived, optimal self. The journey continues on and the circle begins again.
“Anyone who isn’t embarrassed by who they were last year probably isn’t learning enough.”
- Alain de Botton