#343. A letter to myself in the future
This is just the beginning. You just started a journey that’ll be longer than you expected. Or maybe shorter than you expected. Try to keep the expectations out of it; your journey will never fit into your expectations.
The excitement is at an all time high with this one, but don’t get caught up in the excitement.You have an obscene amount of work to do, and you’re running out of time. Be serious about your goal. Stick with it when you think you’re on top of the world. Stick with it at your lowest low. Know that those times will come; embrace their existence.
When you start every day, three things will impact if you get your work done, when you get it done, and the quality of the work that you do. Those three things are time, attention and energy. Time Management is not productivity; it is only one part of productivity. Mastering time management, attention management, and energy management will cause you to be very productive. Productivity will help you achieve your goals, make it important.
You’re going to need some grit to get through the hard times. Your challenges will only get more difficult. Your life will only get more complicated. Again, this is just the beginning. The only man that is truly a failure is a quitter.
Know what you know, but more importantly, know what you don’t. You’re going to need some help along the way. No one can fight this battle of life alone. Everybody that has ever made a great achievement had help. Steve Jobs had Steve Wozniak. Thomas Edison had several collaborators, including household names like Nikola Tesla and Alexander Graham Bell. Do you think the wheel was invented alone?
I’m not going to enforce my goals and dreams onto you, but I have a feeling that many of them will be the same. I know what I want to be, but I don’t know what you want to be. But I know what you don’t want to be. You don’t want to be a failure. You don’t want to waste the precious life you’ve been given. There’s little room for failure. So figure it out.
This is just the beginning, tell me how your journey was when you reach the end.