As much as we may say we want it, we don't want it bad enough. If it happened right now, it would be like looking into the sun. Blinding and overwhelming. It takes time to get used to unless you've been preparing for it all your life. When I was a kid, I used to practice looking directly into the sun. I knew it was bad for my eyes to do that but I would add a bit of time everyday to looking at the sun. Testing how much I can take before I had to shut my eyes or turn and look away. "How much could I take?" was always my question because there's something powerful out there and I want it. Do you?
"If success was easy everyone would do it."
Success frightens people. As much as we may say we want it, we don't want it bad enough. We don't want it as much as we want those extra minutes of sleep. We don't want it as much as we want to chill. We don't want it as bad or as much as we dream we do. A dream with no actions, no goals, no objectives is just a wish. When will you stop wishing and start acting on those thoughts, those dreams, those ideas. Watching others succeed is pleasing but it's not thoroughly satisfying. What did you do today, from the time you woke up, to get closer to your dream? What was it that woke you up? Do you wake up in a cold sweat because all you can think about is your success? Does your want for success interrupt your life habits? Where is your success list in your priorities?
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."
Success frightens people. As much as we may say we want it, we don't want it bad enough. I think people have it wrong when they think about success. Success is the final result of the hard work. It's OK to dream but when you think about success, think about the hard work. I mean every rotten detail. Every point of the process. The type of focus where you feel like you're underwater and breathing is secondary to getting the job done. It consumes you and all you do... It sounds crazy but that's the balance between living and "LIVING". Living for a life that you don't need an escape from, loving what you do, feeling every speck of satisfaction in every deliberate action you make. Don't be afraid to succeed. If success was easy everyone would do it. Many of us won't succeed because we'll continue to get in our OWN way and until then, dreaming of success is the habit.
The truth is, Success frightens people. As much as we may say we want it, for some of us..... WE DO! "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."
"Success is what it means to you."
Just my thoughts in the moment