Nobody is helping me.
I can’t do it.
I’m too old (or too young).
I don’t have enough money.
I don’t have the time.
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah blah.
These are just a few of the thousands of excuses people use not to pursue a dream, improve themselves, get that promotion, find a better job, etc. etc..
They always point to the resistance as to why they can’t have what it is they really want in life. They forget the old saying “If it was easy, everybody would do it.” While it may be a cliche is the truth.
Do you have a goal? Guess what it’s going to be hard. Your going to have to work. Your going to have to make sacrifices, your going to face oppression and opposition. People are going to try and stop you, your going to hear no, some will laugh at you, some will tell you why it won’t work. Money is going to get tight, your going to have some sleepless nights, your going to have to fight doubt, fear, discouragement, apathy, and occasional self loathing.
No one is giving it to you on a silver platter, you will have to work, pray, believe, hold on to your dreams, not move in your faith, take a few scratches, bruises, broken bones, and maybe even a broken heart. There are no “overnight success,” everyone who has ever achieved a goal, grabbed a dream, won the prize has had to face hell on earth. You just saw the end of the story, you didn’t see the tiring days, sleepless nights, exhausting weeks, agonizing months, and the long years it took to get to their “overnight.” I recently watched a documentary on Stan Lee, creator of Spiderman, Fantastic Four, Thor, Iron Man, the Avengers, plus many others. Now his characters are in major motion picture, Spiderman alone is over a billion dollar a year franchise. In one of the interviews someone said to Stan your an overnight success. They didn’t know that Stan had been working in comics since before World War II, that he had created those characters in the 1960’s and that he had been working hard to get them on TV and in the movies since the early 1970’s. Over thirty years before he had a blockbuster movie featuring one of his characters. Stan laughed and said, “Well that was the longest night of my life.”
Napoleon Hill, author of “Think and Grow Rich” a best seller in the personal growth industry, once said, “Taking the path of least resistance makes all rivers and most men crooked.”
It’s your dream, goal, aspiration. Its your life that hangs in the balance. Don’t you dare quit just because it’s hard. There is too much at stake and the prize is too valuable.
Till later stay focused, stay blessed.