Every once in a while someone feels overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of posts that I write and they leave a comment asking why do I do this. Or how. Or they even get a bit angry at me for punching the keys so much.
Isn’t this the idea?
The dream is to write. To be able to write as much as possible. Also, the dream is to be able to inspire people and offer them the motivation they need to overcome certain obstacles, to feel as if they can conquer their circumstances and become who they want to be.
Consistency is key.
Anyone can write a blog once in a while. Anyone can procrastinate for weeks until they come up with just enough inspiration and energy to finish what they start. Anyone can find a bunch of excuses as to why they “forgot” to post for five months before coming up with new content.
Yeah, it’s not going to work for me.
I want to be great. I want it every single day for the rest of my life. Now, tomorrow, the day after that, and the day after that. I want it every day, always, forever.
How bad do you want it?
For the past six years, I have done nothing else but put in the work. Nothing can replace consistency and perseverance. Nothing.
You must punch against a wall until it turns into a door. Be able to do what others aren’t willing to do, to be able to persevere and deliver time and time again.
We all have twenty four hour days. No one has more time, no one will ever have more time. What makes the difference is how one uses that time.
Are you willing to write every single day for eight years before anyone even knows your name? That’s what I did, that’s why this feels like a blessing now. Being able to write, being able to present my thoughts to the world.
If I can influence just one person to overcome their fear, or offer them insight…
It’s the journey, not the destination. It’s the process, not the outcome.
You must fall in love with the work. With the grind. The sitting down at your desk because it’s time to write, not because you feel like it, not because, oh my, it’s been two weeks since I last posted.
If you’re not in it for the process, you’re going to lose. If you do not fall in love with doing it for the sake of doing it, you are going to quit.
Ask yourself, do you want it now? For a month? For a year? Or do you want it forever?
They say patience is a virtue. I am not the most patient man, but I also realize that patience is not just waiting for something to happen. It’s what you do while you wait that counts.