I really believe that most people are not lazy.
Yeah. I know that’s not what’s often said on the internet these days but I’m not buying it.
I have more faith in people.
I have more faith in you.
And, I know myself pretty darn well and that’s not true about me even when I can’t get myself to take action.
I believe that most people just don’t believe that their dedication and hard work will eventually pay off.
If there was some type of iron-clad guarantee that all of a person’s pain, suffering, failures, angst, embarrassment from looking bad in front of others, disconnection from friends and family, time possibly wasted, uncertainty, self-doubt, financial investments, and whatever other emotionally-charged words I can use that will twist your stomach into knots would eventually pay off, most people would willing and even enthusiastically do the work required to make their biggest dreams come true.
That’s certainly true about me.
How about you?
If you are the type of person who would read a blog like this one and follow my journey, I’m pretty certain you are willing to put in the work too if you were just a little more confident that your efforts would eventually pay off.
This is where life separates the men from the boys, so to speak.
There are no guarantees that your efforts will ever pay off.
It doesn’t matter how determined you are.
It doesn’t matter how smart you are.
It doesn’t matter what a nice person you are.
It doesn’t matter how many hours you hustle.
It doesn’t matter how consistent and persistent you are either if you don’t make the right adjustment when they’re needed.
That’s the challenge that comes with being successful and, most importantly, being happy in life.
That’s also the beauty of “the game” if you choose to look at it that way.
We only have so much willpower, focus, energy, and time in our day, week, months, and years.
The more we fail to use them effectively and efficiently, the more we’ll get worn down.
We’ll lose our edge.
We’ll lose our fight.
We’ll begin to settle.
Some people are more mentally, emotionally, and physically tougher than others, but we will all eventually wear out if we don’t use are limited and precious resources effectively and efficiently.
We have to choose well.
We must develop some type of decision-making filter that helps us figure out the very best ways to allocate our willpower, focus, energy, and time so we have enough gas in our tanks to reach our goals in life.
With absolutely no guarantees that we’ll ever earn the best feelings, achievements, material possessions, and experiences, how can we develop the mental and emotional stamina to keep going and keep working hard?
I am fascinated by the people in this world who can persuade and influence massive numbers of people to see the world their way.
I heard someone I respect say that a “master persuader” sets up situations where he has many ways to win and no ways to lose.
Just think if you create your life that way?
How can you become the master persuader of your own thoughts and actions so you’ll continue to work hard to become successful and happy no matter how challenging the journey gets or how long it takes?
Well, that’s what this blog is all about.
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