It's a great thing to dream, think and work toward enormous goals.
Most people are incapable of seeing outside the realm of possibilities that they observed growing up.
However, dreaming big comes with its own set of challenges...
...mainly and most potentially damaging to a life is the elements of “big goals” combined with an “unawareness” of the amount of effort it actually takes.
It's an extremely dangerous thing to expect results overnight or have unrealistic expectations in the amount of struggle it's going to take.
More people quit because they don't "expect" it to be "that hard" more than any other reason...
...when in reality they are probably on the right track and it just happens to be THAT hard...for damn near everyone!
It definitely has been for me.
I know what it's like to have nothing & live in total fear.
I know what it's like to not be able to make ends meet.
I know what it's like to not take a solid shit for months on end because your anxiety is consistently through the roof.
I know what it's like to get collection notices in the mail.
I know what its like to lay your head down in a shit hole apartment you are embarrassed of.
I know what it's like to wonder if you're ever gonna make it.
I know what it's like to wonder when the other shoe is gonna drop.
I know what it's like to work three fucking jobs to keep my business open.
I know what it's like to have everyone look at you like you're a joke.
I know what it's like to have your closest friends not believe in you.
I know what it's like to look in the mirror and be disgusted with where you're at in life.
I've felt the mother fucking heat turned ALL THE WAY UP!
But heres the thing...It's part of the process.
Without these struggles you can't have the proper appreciation for success.
Know that the struggles you are going through now are forging you, teaching you and preparing you for future success...and how to handle it.
As long as you pick up the lessons these struggles have to offer and don't quit...you WILL make it!
It's not chance.
It's not magic.
It's not up to anyone else other than YOU.
Once you come to understand that as fact the entire game changes.
Success is a battle of persistence.
It's a test of endurance & fortitude.
It's a battle of who can take the most punches to the face and keep getting up.
It's not an easy or short journey.
It's a bitch.
...it is worth it.