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You started out try to doing something. Trying to achieve a goal of some sort. Maybe to lose weight, get in shape. Or start a business or improve your relationship.
This time was going to be different. You were going to do it right. No more fucking around and doing things half-assed.
Start something, then stop and on to the next best thing.
Or maybe you knew this would take work, but you now realize your approach was all wrong. You thought you had it all figured out from the beginning.
It’s OK, go ahead and admit it.
There’s no shame. Own up to how naive you were.
You’re not alone. We’ve all been there. And, sadly there are plenty of greedy shysters and assholes out there who are happy to prey on you and everyone else who doesn’t know any better.
They tell you to do this and do that.
And then someone else tell you, oh no, that’s all wrong. Do this and don’t do that!
They’re assholes and someone should call them out on it. I’ll do that later.
For now, this is about YOU. It’s about realizing what you’ve been through and figuring out how to mend your broken wings so you can fly again.
Time to look in the mirror buddy boy.
Actually achieving something is goddam hard work.There are no magic pills or potions or a simple list of things to do that will spell success.
Anyone who tells you differently is trying to sell you something.
Like the ones trying to sell a piece of “metal” that heals all that ails you. Wear it on your wrist or ankle or shove it up your ass. It will cure you! Well praise Jesus!!
One hundred fifty years ago they were snake oil salesmen. Today they are on the internet and Facebook.
Shysters and assholes.
You sometimes have to hit rock bottom before you can start the long climb to building something worthwhile. Hitting rock bottom is the only thing that will wake you the fuck up.
Maybe you’re close to rock bottom.
You’ve worked your ass off only to realize you weren’t working hard enough. How could you possibly work any harder?
You’ve been kicked and beaten down. Your dreams have been crushed more times than you can count. Somehow you’ve bounced back each time, but sometimes just barely.
Now you’ve finally learned that it takes WAY more than a few half-assed attempts to achieve something worthwhile.
You figured out that you want more than your own success anyway. You want to achieve something that actually matters. You want to be an influencer. You want to build a community. You want to help people make positive change in the world.
That’s a start, at least your heart is in the right place now.
You have to work your ass off, and you have to work smarter than you have been working. You have to actually care. You have to stop reading so damn much and start to actually do something.
So you know what you’ve done wrong. You know what this will really take. You haven’t given up yet.
And now your back is against the wall.
It’s go time.
Fight or flight.
What’s it going to be?
Are you going to give up like 95% of people or are you going to fight back?
Here’s why hitting rock bottom just might be the best thing that’s ever happened to you: you now have NOTHING TO LOSE.
Your ego has already been crushed. Your plans have been devastated. Your family and friends have confirmed that your plan was bound for failure.
There’s nothing left to lose. There’s nowhere left to go but up.
This is where it gets interesting.
You take the gloves off because you don’t give a shit what people think anymore. You’re not afraid of putting in the work because you’ve already put in more hours than you thought possible.
You’re done fitting in and copying other people. You know you can do this better than most people. You have it in you, you can feel it.
So you start to do shit that matters. You start to say what you really think. You stop buying into all the conflicting bullshit that’s out there.
You grow some balls and make a real effort to achieve what it is you know you are capable of achieving.
This is about making the difference you know you can make.
You had it in you all along.
Go fucking make it happen.
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