Think back to some of your biggest successes in life and I am sure they were born out of discomfort, uncertainty and risk. Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain or difficulty.
In fact, the greater the degree of discomfort you experience, the greater the difficulty, the greater the sense of personal accomplishment that comes after. And that’s exactly why great accomplishments and extraordinary successes are rare. Because most people don’ like being uncomfortable.
Anytime you’re working to achieve something, you’re going against the current. Often the opinion of the people around you is trying to push and pull you away from your destination. They will all say you can’t do it, you’re making a mistake. It’s impossible, you’ll fail. And the resistance doesn’t just come from other people, it comes from you own mind too. Both your conscious and subconscious thoughts can work against you to stop your dreams right in their tracks.
At this point, when you don’t know whether you’re up or down, how far you have to go or how far you’ve come, there’s only one thing that can keep you going. That thing is relentlessness. The momentum to keep moving and moving, no matter what happens.
It doesn’t matter if you’re ‘feeling it,’ it doesn’t’ matter if you’re gripped by doubt and worry. When it seems all is lost and all hope and evidence for success has long since vanished, relentlessness is the fuel that drives you through.
The most successful among us got to where they are today because they transcended obstacles. But that’s easier said than done. It’s one thing to say ‘never give up’, but quite another to actually put relentlessness into your life’s most worthy causes.
Sometimes you just have to grind it out, stake your claim and hustle for what you want. We would accomplish more things if we did not think of them as impossible.
There is a wondrous, magical life out there waiting for you in the unknown and while it’s not cherry pies and bubblegum, there is a reality that you can accomplish that’s far beyond the one you’re currently wasting away in. Be relentless.