“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.
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 your 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 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.