A 2 am sleep-induced rambling about my latest epiphany on how I should work (definition of) right.
I’m tired. It’s been another week of me not really having my shit together. This doesn’t mean that I’ve been on an emotional roller coaster; it just means that I’m not as organized as I’d like to be. Some days, I feel that this strict by-the-hour schedule is a measure of my success. Other days, I wonder whether I’m biting off more than I can chew. Come on, only robots can follow through with such a tough schedule.
With my burning desire to tick off major goals, I’m constantly following motivational speakers- from Mel Robbins to Gary V. This means that I’m always listening to a few key phrases that remind me that I need that stickler schedule to get places.
Be disciplined. Work your ass off. Pull the emergency brake and make things happen.
We’re all shooting for the stars. We want to be successful and achieve massive goals. But the truth is, we’re so caught up in trivial day-to-day problems that we don’t see the bigger picture. Big success is a chess game. You have to be thinking 20, 40 moves ahead. If you worry what people will think if you skip out on another group hang on a Friday night because you want to work, you’re focusing on the wrong things. If you keep scrolling past pictures of celebrities on Instagram imagining your life to be like theirs, it never will be because you’re on your ass and not at your table.
If you want to be successful but can’t put in the time and can’t sacrifice a few years of fun, you shouldn’t be complaining about how you haven’t gotten there yet.
Now, I don’t mean to imply that you shouldn’t have fun. You can. By all means, indulge! But, the point is that you can’t be that person who waits for the weekend and also wants to be successful in a few months. Put in the time and then do the talking.
Coming back to my rather sloppy job at sticking to my schedule? It’s definitely the mindset that I’d rather enjoy now and work later. Most of us feel this. Many of us can hold back and be stricter on ourselves. Discipline is a powerful thing. In the coming week, I’m hoping to put a leash on my haphazard schedule.
And now that I have given myself this pep talk, I’m going to go buckle down and make the most of my time.