“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
We can find liberation in using our minds to express creativity towards what we strive to accomplish in life.
Thoughts that become present within us can quickly transform to desires. We are given the choice to act on these desires based on their importance. Some of them may pass in short time, while others stay with us for manifestation.
Those that stick around can only be brought into reality by putting in the work that is required.
The work that is done behind the scenes is what leads to accomplishment.
Work is one of the leading causes of success and happiness. It’s the purest way to reach new heights and elevate your quality of life through achievement.
On the contrary, work can also be one of the leading causes of doubt and failure. It’s a big reason why so many people brush off their desires and abandon their hopes and dreams. They aren’t willing to put in the work.
Failing to realize that everything you want can be attained through hard work, persistence and patience feels like robbery.
I have fallen victim to this on multiple occasions.
Sometimes it’s as simple as the work that is needed to complete a workout on a day in which you feel tired. It may also be more serious, like squashing a plan to start up a business due to the overwhelming amount of work and sacrifice.
Your work ethic will determine your experiences in life. People that are willing to work hard for what they want typically have less regrets and more opportunities to succeed.
Even if you put in the work and fail, which is the worst-case scenario, you still learn from the experience and can apply those lessons during your next pursuit. Working hard for something rarely ever produces a bad outcome, regardless what it may seem like at the time.
You also create positive habits through teaching yourself to work hard no matter the circumstances. This will improve your mindset and provide you with more hope during the challenging times.
The importance of having a clear, strong purpose was the topic of last week’s blog post. When you have an established purpose and a “why” that fuels you, it gives meaning to the work that is required of you to live a successful life. Your purpose provides the motivation and drive that is essential in order to work for what you want.
If you want something to work, you have to be willing to work. It’s that simple.
This might be an unpopular opinion: The best part about putting in work is that it’s often hard and requires extreme patience.
Because the work you put in and the time you spend on it makes the result that much more satisfying.
Imagine if somebody made you a deal that had you waking up tomorrow with your dream body.
You would take it, and rightfully so.
The ability to put in no effort, yet receive something you want, is a dream scenario for most people. All the time you would normally allocate towards chasing it becomes freed up for other things and the hard work can be designated elsewhere.
However, this scenario doesn’t exist.
Luckily, you don’t need it to. It’s the time and hard work that will get you there and thus make the destination so rewarding.
- The countless hours you spend working towards the goal.
- The blood, sweat and tears that are shed throughout the journey.
- The drive you instill in yourself to ensure you make it.
- The ability to prove to yourself you can overcome struggles.
- The lessons you learn along the way.
- The bad days and the hard days.
- The good days and the easy days.
These things serve as validation. The end justifies the means. When you reach the end, you can look back on the journey and appreciate where you are now more than you ever would be able to without it.
“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.”
Without the hardships and sacrifices along the way, you can’t appreciate the result. It provides you with a feeling of true fulfillment.
Therefore, we should embrace work. Rather than thinking of it as a burden, shift your focus to the benefits and the positive impact it will have on your life. Once you get past the initial stress of embarking on the journey, you will realize just how much you can accomplish.
Incorporating a strong work ethic will lead you towards success. Take the important step and set your goals into motion. Without a commitment to work, you will be stuck. Work hard and diligently until you reach your destination and enter a state of flourishing.