Nobody’s Gonna Save You
It’s time to get to work.
Perhaps you’re just like me.
Ambitious, driven, and eager to live an above-average life.
More, you have this strange belief. That is, that things will just work out. You’re one of the lucky ones. You’re not like everyone else. And someday, you will achieve that resounding success you seek.
But I have news for you. You probably won’t.
See, that belief you have isn’t unusual. I’d wager that, in fact, most of us have it. We all think we’re the chosen one.
Why? Because society tells us we are. That we’re special. Different. That we have the undeniable potential to achieve every single one of our dreams regardless of what anybody says about us.
And, in fairness, many of those things are true.
You have eyes with which to see. A brain with which to read. An internet connection with which to access any piece of information you need to assist you along your journey.
However, many of us don’t have the only thing that will really get us to where we need to be.
That is, the willingness to put in the work.
Eric Thomas put it best:
“Everybody wants to be a beast, until it’s time to do what real beasts do.”
Nobody wants to live a mediocre life. You’re not unusual in your desire to achieve big things. We all have that desire.
You want to be a beast. But you don’t want to do what beasts do.
You want the millions, the six pack, the beautiful husband, the Audi R8. But you don’t want to work for twelve hours a day to build your business. You don’t want to spend six days a week in the gym. You don’t want to put yourself out there and ask attractive people for their numbers.
What you really want is to live an easy, pain-free life, and somehow achieve all of your wildest dreams.
And that, my friend, is delusional.
Here’s the crux. Nobody’s gonna save you.
Get that into your head. Tattoo it onto your forearm. Write it on your walls.
Nobody is going to put in the work that’s required for you to get to where you need to be. And that truth is never, ever going to change.
By all means, keep partying. Keep sleeping in. Keep skipping the gym. Keep playing video games.
That’ll leave one less person for the rest of us to compete with.
But if you’re serious, take a long, hard look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself this:
“Am I ever going to achieve my goals if I keep choosing the easy path?”
You know the answer.
Doing the hard thing today will make the future easier.
So get to work.
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