Success is hard isn’t it? But I feel like that’s not exactly expected and certainly not shared in this fabricated world of social media.
Warning: I’m going to share my truth here which is far different than what most of us see so, maybe this isn’t for everyone.
We just finished our biggest week financially, which is exciting, right? But maybe not. We made more last week than we used to in an entire month. But I’m not sure I’d call it fun or enjoyable. Let me explain….
I was on calls most of the last couple weeks, which means time away from family. And truthfully I missed them during those long days. Exhausted by the end of the day, mentally and emotionally drained…
*I suppose this could sound like I’m complaining but I’m more grateful than I could possibly express.
But you don’t see that on social media right? You see the yachts, the big houses and fancy cars and either think they are a thief, REALLY lucky, lying or landed on some good fortune that had nothing to do with years of hard work.
And you know what is still lingering, thoughts of, do I want more success? Do I want more responsibility, less family time, more work, more clients, more employees to manage, more stress?
On top of that, am I good enough? Some of you may know I moved up the ranks from High School to professional baseball and every single level I got to, more doubt and more fear came with it.
Am I good enough to be here, was I ‘lucky’, will I last, can I complete. And it’s no different now. Can we sustain this lifestyle, will new clients continue to come, will customers continue to choose us?
I’m not sure there’s any point to this story, other than to share my perspective of, success isn’t exactly fun. It’s like a gruelling workout. Very few people enjoy those. They do it for the result (at least I do).
And don’t get me wrong, I really love what I do, and I enjoy being an entrepreneur. The problem is, most of us live in this fantasy world where things come naturally and you don’t have to work hard to get to where you want to go.
And finally, once you get there, or are on your way, are you sure you really want that? Because fame and fortune, or fancy cars and big houses, they come with their sacrifices too.
So a question you might ask yourself is, what are you willing to sacrifice for all you want out of this life?
There’s no quick fixes, there’s no overnight success. And what I’ve found is, the higher you get the More work there is, not less. So if you’re willing to accept that, enjoy, the sky is the limit!
But don’t forget about the Work along the way.