Some Hardcore Life Lessons
What up, guys. The past few weeks have seen a lot of happenings within the SI crew. We've been getting out there learning new things, embarking on new projects, re-focusing ourselves for the sprint in the second half of the year, and living it up.
Within all these contain great lessons. As a self-improvement company, we've always gone by the philosophy of walking the talk. Anything less is simply betraying ourselves and our clients. Believe me when I say that we put ourselves out there and hustle our asses off. Laveen and I have been stepping up as we prepare to take on more responsibilities to learn more about negotiation, hustling and becoming more awesome than ever.
Needless to say, we refuse to not have fun while we are at it. If we have to do something, why not do it with a smile? If you have to whine and be resistant to what you are doing, then you should save your time and effort and just NOT do it. I am not discouraging you here, but really, your efforts are going to be half-assed, and your results are going to be exactly the same. You'd be better off sleeping; at least you rest your body. And that's a lesson on its own right there. I'mma dish out a few more in this post and give a jolt of reality to those who really need it.
You can be anyone you want to be.
The truth is, we are not bound by anything. If you have a business idea, and you need a capital of $30,000, and your bank has only $100, you are right to believe that you are restricted. But nothing's stopping you from getting out there to make that $30,000 to get to your dream. It is NOT EASY, but it is NOT IMPOSSIBLE. Your willingness to get out of your comfort zone and dare to achieve what you want is the only thing that stops you.
And a lot of it boils down to self belief. Success Initiative is fortunate to have dating coach Xavier as our head coach, because the crew has learnt quite a few lessons while working with him. And the most difficult thing about getting good at dating is believing that you deserve the women you want to date.
Life is not fair or unfair.
If you blame the world for your circumstances, then you are probably so self-centered you forgot what it's like to see the world for what it is. The world is not fair or unfair. The world has no judgements. The world was here first, but it did not create our thoughts about the world. Our thoughts of what is good or bad, right or wrong, is purely based on our own mental perceptions.
If you blame the world for what is wrong in your life, then you obviously need to get out of your head and see beyond your own self-perceived problems. The world does not revolve around you. If you are gone tomorrow, the world wouldn't care. It moves as it should. Like every other normal day.
Success is inevitable.
You would have heard this one many times. Well, you know what, it is true. If you try hard and long enough, you will eventually get there. I am sure you have heard countless times from a motivational speaker or some successful person, who mentioned that people tend to give up just as success was around the corner.
That is true, but what they failed to mention was that, there is no such thing as failure. There is only such a thing as delayed success. Success will come to you if you keep plucking away, but how many people are actually willing to stay on the running track and keep at it? Are you willing to slog away for 20 years if it will bring you to your dreams, if you are guaranteed the freedom you've always wanted?
Giving up means you are a loser.
Unfortunately, and I am sure a lot of motivational speakers will disagree with me, this is simply not true. There is absolutely nothing wrong with giving up. You have all the right in the world to do what you want. No one's opinions will matter to you more than your own. And if you can live with giving up, then I say go ahead and do it.
But the truth is, most people never give up entirely. The concept of giving up means you become completely hootless about whatever you chose to give up. Which means that, it will NO LONGER affect you in any way, emotionally or mentally. If you find yourself being apathetic, that means you haven't given up.
This is where you'll need to understand the difference between being really care-less, and being apathetic. Being care-less means it doesn't affect your thoughts anymore. You have completely accepted that you are not going to get what you want, and you simply don't care if you get or do not get what you want.
On the other hand, being apathetic means you still care, but you act like you don't. In fact, you feel despair when you think about you not acccomplishing your dreams. You get all "emo" and start thinking 'fuck this', but your thoughts still revolve around your goals and desires.
Therefore, if you really wanna give up, do it. But don't be half-assed and get stuck in apathy. That's never giving up.
Life is wonderful. Love it.
I cannot emphasise on this enough. Life is truly wonderful. Despite all the self-perceived horrible things that has happened to you, you are still standing, still breathing, still loving, still fighting for what you want. Celebrate your life. The human spirit is truly remarkable. We have accomplished so many feats, so many things that defy human limitations, and we keep pushing the limits.
So, love life, and be grateful everyday. Give a lil prayer of thanks to the Universe everyday, and allow all the good things to happen to you. Be patient, and love. You are a work of art in your own right.- Jiron.