The good things…


“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things that are left by those who hustle.”

I’m terribly sorry, but there’s no substitute for hard work. No shortcuts, no step-by-step guide. No secret routine, no magic potion, nothing of the sorts.

It doesn’t matter if you like or not this arrangement, because this is law; one that applies to everything you do: your work, your passions, your body, your relationships, your beliefs, your virtues.

Life is war.

Make no mistake. We are all created equal. We all dream for a better life. We all wake up sometimes in the middle of the night, startled by nightmares of never becoming who we want to be. And in the morning, we we muster the courage and strength to get out of bed, we are afraid of who we are. Terrified by all that we are lacking…

We are all created equal. But some people work harder than others.

That’s it.

The big secret. The shortcut. The great revelation.

You’ve got to work.

You’ve got to fight for what you want.

You have to put on foot in front of the other, regardless of how you feel.

Because you’re dreams don’t care about you feeling tired, lazy, bored, or scared.

You can wait, or you can hustle, but remember this: wishing does not make it so.

Wishful thinking is just that…

Dreams kept in cages. Dreams destined to never fly. Condemned to a slow death.

You either hustle or you die. Long before they throw dirt at you.

Don’t give in to your fear, don’t surrender to the voices that keep telling you that you can’t do it.

“It’s impossible.” The voices tell you. “You’re not good enough. You can’t do it. You just can’t.”

Aren’t they stupid, these voices?

Telling you you can’t do something before you even attempt it?

And aren’t you such a sucker for believing them? Aren’t you such a sucker for thinking that you can get it right from the first try?

Who can?

Who ever did?

The ones you admire, the great ones who make it seem so effortless… they are the ones who grit their teeth and hustled like crazy. They practiced in private, over and over again. They never grew complacent to who they were or what they had.

There’s nothing else.

Face your fears, brace yourself, and hustle like crazy.

And you’ll get everything you want from life.


8 thoughts on “The good things…

  1. I often wonder how it would feel to win the lottery and have an endless pit of cash at your disposal to do with what you will and buy what you’ve always wanted.

    It must be really difficult to find the motivation or feel inspired and driven to succeed when you suddenly have it all there. What do you do when you buy that dream house and travel the world and there’s nothing left you really want to work for?

    I’d be quick to find ways of donating and putting it to use and cut the pile of cash down to a more realistic amount that’s “just comfortable enough”

    I think huge lottery wins with obscene amounts of money would be a curse.

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    • It would soon become a curse, indeed. We are not that good at understanding huge amounts of money, so one tends to make all sorts of stupid decisions. Also, there’s more than just being able to afford something. You must also be able to afford to pay for the upkeep, taxes, etc…
      Then there’s just the psychological trauma of having nothing to do. You must keep your mind busy, because, otherwise, you kind of go insane. Addictions and all that. And, yes, you’re right, it would be difficult to find motivation to do something, especially if you used money as a motivator and now you have all the money in the world.
      If, before winning the lottery, you were doing what you loved doing and enjoyed it, odds are you’ll keep doing that, for money had little (or nothing) to do with what you were doing.

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      • These are incredibly wise words – you’re spot on. And you’re right in that I’d still do what I do now just differently and in that sense it would be so good to have the cash.

        Huge bundle of cash to border collie rescue to fund new centres and kennels and provide everything they need.

        More cash for animal protection / wildlife aid and purpose built rehab units and stables / sanctuaries for old, injured or retired horses…

        Another huge bundle to the likes of Dr Ingrid Visser to make her vision of sea sanctuaries a reality.

        And more and more equally huge bundles towards cancer research, dementia care and charities like RNLI whose lack of support and funding is a disgrace.

        I’d probably leave myself very little in the grand scheme of things but I don’t need much. Space for dogs, horses and a music room and really comfy slouch chair to read. That’s me. Cheap date.

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