Let’s continue the discussion from the last post on the work required for success. There are so many people looking for quick fixes and short cuts, and certainly no shortage of hucksters selling them what they want to hear. But to do anything epic in any field requires real work.
And it’s a heavy price to pay…
I get that. It means making choices, which is a nice way to say sacrifices. It means believing in yourself sometimes when no one else seems to. It can sometimes mean you face being ostracized or ridiculed. People who are mired in mediocrity will even attack you if they feel your progress will negate their victim-hood excuses.
But none of those are reasons to give up. Quite the opposite. Because at the end of the day, there is one very simple, but very profound reality about all this:
It may seem like it costs everything to live your dream – but it costs a lot more not to live it.