Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. – William Shakespeare

It seems to me that it is some people’s inexorable destiny to become great. But to most folks, greatness is simply about being determined enough.

The only way out of a struggle is to hustle.

There’s no other way. No substitute for hard work. No shortcut.

Simply put, you can’t climb the ladder to success with your hands in your pockets.

There’s no elevator.

That being said, it is probably realistic to understand and expect the following: about 90% of your plans will fail.

When learning something new, you’ll suck at it.

Give up this romantic notion… nothing works the first few times.

Of course, the easiest thing to do is to admire greatness and feel that you too can be great.

Seems simple enough, right?

But it’s not.

Most people quit when they notice this huge gap between what they know is great and what they’re actually doing.

You’ve got to keep pushing until you close the gap.

By sheer volume of work, you accumulate the experience, the knowledge, the vision to become just as great as you thought you could be.

It’s all hard work. It’s all about effort, will power, the ability to learn and adapt.

No way to go around it. Sorry.


8 thoughts on “P.U.S.H.

  1. For a very long time I kept believing that one fine day, I would start my day early and do every thing “ideally”. This notion of doing every thing ideally on one fine day and then never falling back into the cycle of failures is the biggest obstacle to success.
    Persistence, as per me, is one of the most beautiful virtue a person can possess to attain success.
    Because that “one fine day”, is just an illusion.
    Beautiful post ☺

  2. No one is born a superstar at anything! I believe, I can say from my experience, my poetry has developed over the years. It used to one-note. But I still have a lot to learn. We also can be under the illusion that we will arrive at some point but we never will!

  3. Lovely motivational post. Sometimes I feel like giving up on my dream of being publishing but then I remember if I am writing there is hope, if I quit, it is over. Love this “P.U.S.H”, I’m sharing it :D

  4. To be very honest. I’m in that rut. I got over the other bump where I had to believe when I had nothing to start and it was all a little too difficult and took longer to begin. Now I know I’ve made progress but I feel as if I’ve grown and worked. The buds aren’t blooming. I often wonder if this is how it’s always going to be. Your words are pushing me to realise I must have much more work to do.
    We do that don’t we? Believe we’ve already done all the hard work?

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