Whenever I achieve a milestone I seem to get complacent. I end up getting comfortable and the incentive to grow is satiated. But whenever I’m threatened with failure – failure in achieving my ambitions, whether they are academic, physical or spiritual – I will do everything in my power to change the course of my future. I will starve myself. I will endure sleep deprivation. I will cut activities and people out of my life if they will get in the way of my goal. I can really surprise myself with my resolve and determination in those moments of my life. I am like a moth that will do all it can to get to the light, even if it means burning himself alive. Failure is not an option. The result of this approach has always been massive success.
I always ask myself during those struggling moments in my life, where I have to dig deep for my energy: ‘How amazing it is what I can do, with such little time, and with so much resolve’. I tell myself that I can use these hidden powers that jump out to save me to my maximum advantage next time. Next time, when there is not so much pressure on me, when I have more free time, I can use my abilities to get me even further in life. But then, as I have said, the complacency creeps in. And my growth slows down.
No more. No more. I don’t like it. Enough of the complacency.
I still have some of the biggest goals yet to achieve in life. They will take time and consistency; they cannot be completed in a few weeks or months. I cannot achieve my largest goals as I am now. I have to grow into a better me. There is a lot of work to do. Sitting around for the next threat of failure to rear it’s dreadful head is not going to do it for me anymore.
I have one life on this earth and I don’t want to waste the time and skill set that God’s given to me.
So, I’m getting back on the grind to become stronger. Not for fear of failure, but to achieve those things that currently seem beyond me. It’s easier said than done. But that is the point of grinding. You don’t talk about it, you just do it. There is simply no substitute for hard work. Hard work has gotten me this far. Hard work and consistency will take me further.
Come and join me.