The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. – Malcolm X
You want to have a life that no one else has, well then you have to Do The Work. Being brave enough to do it is only half the battle. Doing it is the other half.
Develop Your Skillset – Learn, Train, and Do! Be the best at what you do by equipping yourself to be the best. Practice doesn’t always make perfect, but it does give you a new skill. That’s the true goal.
Crawl Until You Can Walk – Do what you can do, but don’t decide not to do anything. Every person, business, or idea had a starting point. You may not run right away, but crawl until you can.
Adopt The Habits of Successful people – It takes 21 Days to make a new habit. What’s the habit that you’d like to make room for in your life? Is it reading at night before you go to bed. Is it not checking your phone in the morning? There is beauty in habitual behaviors as it clears the mind to be more creative rather than task oriented. Not to mention, the most successful people have habits that they live by.
Throw Out Perfectionism: Yes, perfectionism has to go. I understand wanting to do things in excellence, but perfectionism will become a one stop shop toward procrastination if you let it. Check out this book,”The Beauty of An Ugly Start” for inspiration.
Be Yourself : Your “A” game is going to be YOUR best game. Meaning at the point in which you are completely yourself, you’ve already brought your best game to the table. Life is too short be replicating someone else’s style, voice, etc. I know we all have mentors and people we look up to, but be mindful of not being drowned out.
Just Do It (Like Nike) because if you don’t someone else will and there’ a good chance that they’ll be living the life you could’ve. Head down, sleeves up. It’s grind time.
A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.
Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.
Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
Booker T. Washington