I have not been keeping up with the blog posts as consistently as I should’ve been. This is partially due to the fact that I’m just getting over the flu, but it’s also due to a major case of procrastination. However, the doctor only gave me mediation for one of those issues.
This video is hilarious and annoying but it’s also precisely what I need to be doing more of. If I’m going to be consistent I need to persistent and I’m not saying that because it sounds like an Al Sharpton line. No one reaches their goals by half doing the work that it takes to be great (they also don’t reach them alone, but that’s another post). This concept of persistence has been nagging me since last week. Everything I’ve read, watched, or taken has been a constant reminder that I must stay focused and make a habit of the specific tasks that must be done. This message has come in texts, phone calls, TV shows, Bible verses, devotionals and so and so on.
How do we create the good habit that lead to greatness?(It’s crazy how sneaker collectors can relate anything back to to Sneakers and/or sports. It’s a gift really.)
Nike has it right. Just Do It. If you don’t start you’ll never finish. I didn’t even know what I was going to write about when I started this post, but I couldn’t waste another day not doing anything and continuing to say “man I need to put up my blog post”. This message is for whoever is reading but as you’ve probably gather it’s really for me. Even if I’m putting out some crappy content (which I’m trying hard not to do) I have to produce something. At the end of the day I have to be able to say that I accomplished the goal of writing consistently and sticking to my commitment.
I’ve seen this quote a million times, but it never loses it’s power. 9000+ shots?!?!?!?! 9000. How many things have you tried 9000 times? How many things have you tried 90 times or even 9?
I spoke with someone who was trying to explain to me the difference in someone who wanted to work a 9 to 5 job vs someone who wanted to work for themselves. This someone seemed to think that the money earned working for someone else was more guaranteed than the money made working for yourself….. I then began to make a series statements and ask questions like:
- Your company could go out of business
- Why do you have so much faith in the fact that you’ll get paid after 1 or 2 weeks? Until that’s proven it’s just a belief.
- How is 40 hours of work for someone else more lucrative than that same 40 working for yourself?
There is no such thing as “job security” or “guaranteed money”. So, rather than waiting for the ball to drop that would cause you to scramble looking for another equally dissatisfying job, why don’t you finally start to work on whatever your ultimate dream is. There’s enough time to set aside at least an hour a day to do that. You’ll be surprised as where you’ll end up by the years end if you’re able to commit to taking 1 hour a day to peruse the life you really see for yourself.
In the near future I plan on paying homage to the people who have and who continue to inspire me to not quit and to stay persistent at achieving my goals.
More to come on that later.