Once there was this man who made a promise to himself, a commitment more or less. Today would be the day. No more excuses. He will take on this uphill battle. There will be no one by his side. This day would begin his metamorphosis into the best possible version of himself. He has fears. He has doubts. But deep within he has what it takes. And at some point in your life, you have felt the same when faced with a challenge. What did you do?
Will it be easy? Heck no. Will it be worth it? Absolutely.
Challenges come in any many forms and once one is completed, another comes along. The best part about a challenge is finding yourself and whether you have what it takes to overcome it. Do you have what it takes?
Here’s four rules to remember along the journey:
Rule No. 1: No one can do it for you. It’s on you.
Rule No. 2: You have what it takes.
Rule No. 3: Don’t quit. EVER.
Rule No. 4: Remind yourself of the first three rules every day.
It’s hard; very hard to reach your dreams and goals. There will be days where the couch is calling your name. You’re going to get beat up. It’s a long process. So what. Give it your best anyway.
Whatever mountain or battle you’re fighting realize that it is possible. You can do it. You have what it takes. But you have to commit and once you do there’s no turning back. As Will Smith says, “Make a decision.”
“Just decide, what it is you’re going to be, who you’re going to be, and how you’re going to do it….and the universe will move out your way” ~ Will Smith
It’s a lonely road because you’re the only one who can make you stay one it. Many people will get tired, sore, bored, and quit. That’s not what we’re made for, but sadly it’s what many have been conditioned to do. You have to be willing to work and give maximum effort until the job is finished. It requires effort and as Ray Lewis says, “Effort is between you and you.”
In order to travel the lonely road and reach success you must have the right mindset. Do you really know your why? Why do you want to do this? It can’t come from someone else. Somebody else’s dream won’t make your dream work. Once you have your why it becomes easier to travel the lonely road.
Many people fail to reach their goals because they begin to feel sorry for themselves. They get tired physically and mentally. The don’t make the necessary time. They make excuses and have explanations. And worst of all, they begin to feel sorry for themselves. There’s no room for that.
Quit making excuses! It’s on you and no one else. If you want it, work for it. No one else is going to get up before the sun rises and do it for you. Make up your mind. Get up and grind every single day. Go one more day. Go one more round. Go the extra mile!
True success comes from within. If you’re relying on outside forces and recognition it won’t last and won’t happen.
The best part of traveling the lonely road is the self-discovery that takes place. Once you eliminate the excuses and quit relying on others, you begin to find out what you’re made of. You begin to realize you have more power and strength than previously thought. You realize you already have all you need.
The Lonely Road is the road less traveled yet it’s the one which leads to success. Will you take it?
As always thanks for reading, have a great week, and be an RGP today!
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