I’ve had a crazy week.
On Thursday, I was in the emergency room, diagnosed with vertigo.
WTF were my first thoughts. What the hell is vertigo, and isn’t that something only old people get? Well, this 26 year old couldn’t walk straight Thursday morning so I guess young people get it too.
One injection to my butt later, I was sent home to rest for a couple days. But despite how tired I was and how badly I wanted to bum out on my couch, I still had work to do.
I still had e-mails that needed to go out, posts that had to be updated, and about 50 other things on my to-do list that I needed to get to. So much freaking work.
But I did it.
And it reminded me of one of my favorite lessons from Lisa Messenger’s Daring & Disruptive (aka, one of the most inspirational book I’ve read in a long time.)
Basically, that we need to do the work.
There are so many of us out there who have AMAZING ideas.
Content that should be read by everyone.
But how many of us are acting on them, huh?
How many of us are doing the things we say we want to do?
Are we doers or are we thinkers?
Or are we just perpetual excuse-makers?
And I get it, it’s hard to get up day after day and DO THINGS.
Good God my life would be so much easier if I quit this blog and just focused on my day job.
I’d have so much more energy and I wouldn’t be so damn tired all the time.
That’s the truth.
But I can’t do that.
I can’t do that because there are things I NEED to accomplish.
I’ve got goals, baby, and I’m in the process of making them happen.
You know, when people learn that I wrote a book, they sometimes freak out and they think it’s like I’ve accomplished something that they’re incapable of doing.
But what I did is something that anyone can do!
Dude, I wrote my book in THREE MONTHS.
And sure, I think I’m a pretty smart person, but I’m not a freaking rocket scientist! There are people WAY smarter than me, thankfully.
But the difference between people who’ve accomplished anything and those who haven’t is that they’ve done the work.
They’ve put in time and effort and energy and have actually done something.
So if there’s something you want to accomplish, quit thinking that you’re not capable of doing it, and DO THE WORK.
Get off your butt and write that book, record that song, or do whatever it is that you keep SAYING you want to do!
“As an entrepreneur, you forge ahead against the odds and you’re told “no” endless times, but it’s important to remember that most people around you, and the material life around us, was created by people no smarter than you. You are no different, no lesser than or less capable of, changing the world than the next person. You have just as many hours in the day as Steve Jobs did or as Oprah Winfrey or Richard Branson does…We are only limited by our own belief systems; our own ways that we perpetuate self-sabotage.”
Remember, the only way to achieve anything is to get started.
So go do that!
Sending nothing but good vibes your way, guys!
And let us all know what you’re working on in the comments below! Let’s help motivate each other!
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