As of today, there are 80 days left until the end of the year. A lot of you have made new year’s resolutions, have you kept true to any of them?
The problem with new year’s resolutions is that they seem like the “perfect time to strike”, the perfect time to do what you always wanted to do. The truth is, there is no perfect time. The perfect time is NOW. What better day than today, what better time than now?
So when you think about starting that workout routine, when you think about making your side hustle your full time job, when you catch yourself putting something off because you need more money, more time or more knowledge, you are lying to yourself.
Your mind will keep creating excuses, and motivation dies. The only truth is dedication; motivation is finite thus can’t be relied upon. Without taking massive action, there will be no results. As Tyler Durden says, “This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.” What will you do with the limited time you have here in this existence? Will it be spent achieving your goals and your ideal of success, or will it be wasted on nourishing your egos excuses. It’s your choice.
The first step is eliminating fear, what you fear the most is what you need to do. Your heart is never wrong, and your mind will create excuses and emotions to “protect” you from acting. It is getting through this mental buffer by doing the thing you know you need to do which will eliminate the fear. It will not be comfortable, but it is not supposed to be and if it was everyone would do it. Staying in your comfort zone means not achieving progress and staying average, fuck average. Get uncomfortable and start taking action.
The next step is to create a dedication towards your pursuit, don’t miss a beat and do whatever it is you need to do even if you don’t feel like it. Eventually it will become more routine and your dedication will show when your motivation runs dry. Motivation is temporary and WILL wither at times, spike at times and be completely absent frequently. Don’t rely on motivation to be successful, that is only a precursor to success.
Lastly, cut out of your life whatever it is that is stopping you from achieving your goals. Cut that shit off. If your partying is taking all your money, time or energy and preventing you from reaching your success, cut it off. If eating shitty food is stopping you from achieving your training goals, don’t put it in your mouth. If friends or family are trying to “help” by giving you awful advice (and subconsciously hoping you’ll fail), don’t listen to them, and distance yourself from them if you must. If you want to be successful, you have to be absolutely ruthless in your attempt to achieve it, and that means turning off the bullshit in your life and sacrificing things you enjoy for things that will make you stronger.
There are 80 days left until New Year’s, but you don’t need to wait 80 days to do what you fear the most, to listen to your heart and cut out the bullshit in your life. The real winners start today, and the mindset of taking action won’t divinely come mid-New Year’s libation. It comes with a spark, and that spark creates a fire, and that fire shines to the world. Will you be the one to transcend average and pioneer your goals which will drive towards success? Or will you succumb to the siren song of societies drift and be content with an average, comfortable, and unremarkable existence? The choice does not exist once a year, it calls you today. Imagine where you will be in a week, 6 months, a year, 20 years from now if you begin your journey right now? May you do what you fear most.
“In the world of today thinking is easy and often replaces action entirely. Make of your body a weapon, a thunder-charriot for the will and intellect. In the doing of this task, your will shall continuously be forged and re-forged, the dross and slag driven from it, hardening alongside your muscle, bad habits cast aside, poor excuses left to bleed out in the dust.
You will become whatever it is you Desire, and this is the Great Work.” — Operation Werewolf