I have this insane desire to work hard because I was taught as soon as I could walk and talk, that there is one route to success, and it is hard work. Regardless of what success looks like to you, it would have to have you apply some kind of work ethic. Even if your special talent is being lazy, it takes work to be lazy. You will have to ignore the ever present nagging feeling in the back of your mind reminding you that you have pending work that you need to do and are not getting to. You may not believe this, and many people will never tell you this, but it takes real work to be lazy. Well, maybe not lazy, but being lazy and at peace. Now that, that takes work.
I have this belief that if I want to make it in life and attain success, I have to work twice as hard. For as long as I can remember, I always felt like I had to work, and I had to work hard. It meant that if I wanted to see results I could not measure myself by the standards of my peers, I had to aim high. It was no longer about aiming for the stars because there are only two places you can land after the stars, either the clouds or the ground. That leaves a one to two chance of landing on the ground. I believed that I had to aim for the galaxy because that means that I could land on other planets, stars, clouds and the ground. Given that there are millions of stars, if not trillion, and there are planets, and there are clouds and plenty of ground, it increases my odds by about a trillion to one, thus decreasing the chances of me landing on the ground. In the event that I am to land on the ground after aiming for the galaxy, I think it is safe to say that it simply was meant to be. The ground and I, that is. We beat the odds, and here we are, a happy never after story of the ground and me. Good times I tell you, not.
Okay, if you have gotten this far down this article, let me get to what I really want to say. I have been in a frenzy of hard work these past couple of months, and it has simply been to the benefit of my preferred future. I want to ensure that I live my life to the fullest. I want to leave no room for regrets and I want to ensure when all is said and done and I meet my creator, I can without a doubt say, I lived. I lived my life to the fullest, I took chances and I did all I could to be everything I could be. That comes with an insane desire to be someone, someone who made a difference, someone who lived for more than themselves.
With that comes an inability to turn down a new challenge. It means I go from task to task, job to job and commitment to commitment.
Why? Because in as much as I do bite off more than I can chew, I am certain that I have the ability to do well at whatever I set my mind to. It may mean that I work harder than the next person and get less rest than I can function without, but I know that I enjoy every second of everything I do. I live for the deadlines, I thrive under the pressure and I feel alive.
So, if you are reading this and feel like you are just ill equipped to live out the dreams you have, than take it from me, go do the things that scare you because someone once said,
“change is scary, but regret is worse”
And someone equally as philosophical once said,
“It is the people who are crazy enough to believe they can change the world that usually do”.
May you find courage and strength to step out of your comfort zone and do the things that scare you.
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