We all get stuck. We all hit roadblocks.
The difference between success and failure depends on what you do when you get stuck.
People who fail get frustrated by roadblocks. They take them personally. They let roadblocks become excuses first for missing deadlines, then for giving up.
Successful people learn to treat roadblocks like just any other challenge. They see beyond the roadblocks to the destination they want to reach, and they think, calmly: “there has to be some way around this barrier.”
Successful people know anything worth doing will involve plenty of roadblocks, so they make overcoming roadblocks a core skill.
Have you practiced overcoming roadblocks lately?
The Work and The Results are two different things. You can’t say “I want to do the results.” You can only say “I’m going to do the work.” You might want to accomplish the results, but results only happen because of the work you do.
Every creative person, every entrepreneur and everyone who tries something new needs to realize and accept this. Your work is going to suck in the beginning.
Any project or system that involves people, no matter how well-intentioned, eventually loses luster once the initial excitement and momentum wears off. Everything becomes a job after long enough, no matter how infatuated you were in the beginning.
View this post on Instagram I’ve dealt with depression my whole life. Sometimes it gets the better of me for weeks or months on end.
Motivation is a funny thing. We can feel sluggish, depressed, tired and unmotivated towards the work we *know* we want/need to get done.
I read last week that a record number of people are leaving their jobs. They’re leaving because we’re in a tight labor market right now, and finding a better job is easy.