How easy do you find it to keep going when things get tough? What about getting started in the first place?
Though it’s easy to comprehend that the simple act of ‘doing’ enables us to navigate towards excellence in what we do, for those who want to fulfill their life mission, it’s possible that the very act of doing remains one of the biggest hurdles of all.
Legendary NBA basketball player and entrepreneur, Michael Jordan once said, “I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.”
We’d agree this is true, but also know that for many (and I’d place myself at the top of the list) the discipline of deliberate and intentional action is the hardest challenge towards reaching our goals of all.
Partly because there are multiple distractions vying for our time, energy and focus*, but also because we encounter frustrations, disappointments, discouragement, and a host of other barriers that trip us along the way.
Yet equally, we’d do ourselves no favours in denying that much of our inability to achieve is the result of unsubstantiated fears and laziness.
Fortunately, it’s in our ability to acknowledge these that we’re able to find hope and move forward.
Admittedly, at times it’s easy to give up isn’t it?
It’s easy to stop believing.
It’s easy to walk away.
But to realise your full potential, you need to keep going.
You need to keep believing.
You need to keep doing — taking forward steps and working hard to develop all the talents you’ve been given.
For whatever your talents are, they’re for purpose and should be used.
What this looks like for you will be very different for another, but nevertheless, we’re all required to do, and keep doing so consistently.
Question: Where do you need to keep doing?
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*Tweeting, television, and procrastination included.