Are the things you accomplish unique? Or can anyone do them?
If your trophies are common, then nobody will care about you. They won’t care about your Facebook postings, your daily affairs, etc. And the reason is simple…anybody can do the ordinary.
Anything of value takes hard work and time. Success is rooted in a thousand minute details…boring events on a Wednesday afternoon. For the musician, this means the practicing of scales. For the He-Man, it means running on a thread mill for hours. And for the author, it means reading supplementary material to strengthen his writing skills. None of these actions will go public. Nobody will applaud the boring reality that goes on “behind the scenes.”
So you have to dedicate yourself to the process. Set the goal and do the work. Be focused and diligent. Ignore the detractors…your goal is a golden cup. You should should see your name in the history books of tomorrow.
Thomas Carlyle said it best…
“The history of the world is but the biography of great men.”
So true. When somebody tells you, “I can’t do this because I have kids,” then you are speaking to a loser. GREAT MEN have children…and they accomplish GREAT THINGS. So stop using that excuse as a crutch. Do more, be more. Shake free of the weakness that clouds your mind.
Go for something higher…something beyond the commonplace. Only then will you be interesting to others and, ultimately, gain the adoration you seek. Are you a warrior or a child? Decide right now. Pick up the staff of determination and fight, my lad!
You should aim for lofty accomplishments.
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