It is strange how people seem to often live in completely different spheres of existence. It is like the glass half empty, glass half full quip puts us into two different categories. But you do not need to change your perspective to see all the opportunities in front of you.
Why Not Me?
Come on. I know you heard of all the stories of success that are all around you. Headlines show people making it big in novel ways, for instance. You have people making millions on YouTube. Thousands playing games on Twitch, and Instagram is minting successful entrepreneurs regularly. what gives!?
It is easy to believe that it is all luck so these things can’t happen to you. We tend to exaggerate the abilities of others and downplay our own strength. However, the truth is no matter who you are, you have an interest or a talent that can make you live amazing.
What’s stopping me?
The biggest hurdle that most people have is starting. The thing is it is easier than it ever has been to start anything. The internet has made it possible to learn and build almost anything in no time. Above all, the truth of the matter is that if you have an interest, you can be sure that other people have that same interest. What you need to do is learn how to create content surrounding that interest and share it on social media. Once you do that you are part of a tribe that has the same interest that you have!
But wait there’s more! The interest also makes it possible to learn almost anything. If you ever heard of the popular hip-hop website “world start hip-hop” you will be surprised to find out that the creator started the website from learning how to edit websites from an online tutorial. In all honesty, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to learn anything you want to learn.
Google is your friend. How many times have we wondered something and failed to do a google search? Seriously! I had a conversation with a friend one time and he told me he had problems with finding new friends. Can you imagine what would come up if he googled “how to make new friends?” There will be countless high-quality articles about the different ways that one can go about finding new friends. This is the same if you look up nearly anything.
The second thing that stops people from pursuing any goal is the worry about how long it will take or how hard it will be. The truth is that the time is going to pass anyway. You can either find yourself realizing your goal in the future or being the same place in the future. Also, worrying about the outcome blinds you to what you should really be focusing on- the process
If you are passionate about something, you will be astonished how much time can pass by without you even noticing once you engage with pursuing your passion. It is the day to day process that wraps your mind. By the time you even notice, you have made great strides in pursuing your goal. This is how I went from being skinny 140 pounds to be a muscular 185 pounds. I went into the gym thinking that I would just put on a couple of pounds of muscle. I began loving working out so much that it led me to study nutrition and different workout regiments.
I began going to the gym 5 days a week while having a full-time job that sometimes required overnight shifts. I was undeterred, I was so passionate about the subject and so focus on the process that I didn’t even notice the transformation. It wasn’t until about 3 years later I saw a picture that I took the first day I came in to join the gym. I was astonished to learn that the current size of my arm was the size of the entire half of my 3 years ago torso.
Love the climb. Love the journey. Find your passion, learn how to achieve and grow in it. Go and share content that surrounds this passion. Build a tribe and the sky is the limit. If you don’t believe me, you can check out people like Gary Vee, who has literally made an entire career doing what I am telling you now. I am also a big fan of his and make take any excuse to give him a plug.
So what are you waiting for? All the tools that you will ever need are at your disposal. Regardless of the outcome, you will love the journey and meet some awesome people along the way. See you on the otherside of success!