You’re hustling. You think you’re grinding, but its way deeper than that.
Every day, millions of people wake up feeling ambitious. At night, they return to their beds, full of disappointment. They push themselves, even when they don’t feel like they have it in them.
It’s good to be lucky. But it’s said that you have to be good, to be lucky.
Yet I don’t think that I’m good. I work hard. Relentlessly. I’m resilient. I have never accepted mediocrity and always strived to be better.
Getting up each morning with the mindset that, “Today, I’m going to do big things… I want to show everyone what I can do,” is a good outlook to have. Thinking you’re going to crush the competition, be better than your cohorts, and win EVERYTHING- that’s not just a positive attitude that will get you there. You have to wholeheartedly buy into that lifestyle. You have to execute.
Strategizing with your partners, seeking additional help- if needed- from coaches, training, books and other resources- will help. You need to renovate your entire life, from the way you live, your attitude, the people you surround yourself with, the food you ingest, the quality of the work you complete, and just about every other aspect of your being.
You need to know when to give up, when to reset and refocus yourself, and when to try a different way. Sometimes you need to persist and hope that the same strategy will work. A constant drip of efforts.
I don’t know any other way of doing things. This is inherent. It’s ritualistic. It’s routine. Effort isn’t something you attempt, it’s something you put in… or don’t put in. Hard work isn’t something you try. You work hard… or you don’t. It’s said that entrepreneurs will put in 80-hour work weeks so that they don’t have to work 40 later on. I’ll put in the hours. I will put in the time. It’s hard to have competition when they’re not willing to do what I am.
It’s not luck. It’s sacrifice. It’s being a professional in every facet of life. You call it a grind. You call it a hustle. You call it luck. If luck is what you’re banking on, all I have to say is…
By Mark Pavelich CEO The Mark Consulting & Marketing
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