Every Sunday I observe people complain about going back to work on Monday.
I see the memes, status updates, posts all over social media stating that Monday is the worst day of the week.
Back in the day I would have agreed with them. But these days I have to say the opposite.
Imagine a world where you think Monday is the best day of the week. Where Monday is pure potentiality.
On Sunday’s, while everyone else is dreading to go back to work, you’re excited. You’re spending the day relaxing and preparing for the week ahead. Imagine a world that you don’t have to take a vacation from.
Even if you have a day job, focusing on how to get out of this day job should be of utmost importance.
The reason why people hate Monday’s is because they’ve sold their soul to a corporation(s). It is representative of a life that is no longer palatable. It was in the past.
No longer does one have to sit in a job they hate. It is practical to work on something you love in order to live the life you want. Free from the dread of Monday.
If you want to escape this life, I’ll give you 3 pieces of advice to succeed.
1-Have a reason
Ask yourself “why?”
Why do you want to succeed, whatever that means to you. Your reason is the driving factor behind your actions.
Your reason gets you up out of bed every morning to push toward the life you want.
This reason is not predicated on things like a hope or a wish. It has to be something you want more than oxygen.
I’ve grown up seeing people say “one day this” and “one day I’m gonna.” These people are filled with hopes and dreams.
The problem with dreams for most people is that they stay asleep. They never awaken to take action to manifest these dreams.
Your reason can be anything. My reason is that I have a particular disdain for working for people who are incompetent. This is the specific to the world we’re living in today.
Many organizations lack the proper leadership that requires people to actually want work for them.
Sitting in traffic two times per day for 30 — 60 minutes each way is a high price to pay for doing something you hate doing. The price is not only your time in the present moment, but the time you shave off your life from the stress induced impatience for the I-95 to decongest.
There has to be a certain something, a burning desire that drives you. If you don’t have something that drives you, then you will never make it.
2-Pick one thing and stay consistent!
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” — Bruce Lee
I have to admit, for quiet awhile I’ve had an issue with picking one thing and sticking to it.
I have always been interested in everything under the sun. I want to learn about everything and be everything.
But moving in more than one direction at once is impossible. Doing multiple things at once doesn’t advance you in one particular direction. It’s a waste of time.
We’re in the age of multi-tasking. This is a guaranteed way to never get anything done. It is the road to failure.
Bruce lee that said:
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
Bruce Lee is one of the greatest if not the greatest at what he did. I’d take his word for it if I were you.
Pick one thing and only one thing and keep working at it until it produces.
Once it produces then you can move onto other things but not before you’ve followed the next, crucial part.
3-The Two Cs: Commitment and Consistency
Once you’ve picked your thing you have to be committed and consistent. You cannot have one without the other.
Staying committed means forgoing everything else that gets in the way.
Currently, I have no social life. All I do is work. When I’m not working I’m coming up with more ideas for work. This is commitment.
I don’t have mental energy for anything else but God and family. This is also a form of sacrifice.
You will “lose friends” over this commitment to success. But remember number 1. You have a reason that should go above all else that stands in the way of your success, including so called friends.
If your friends are truly your friends, they’ll understand why you’ve been distant. It’s not that you don’t love them anymore. It’s that you are on a mission. This mission includes your happiness and you’re no good to them if you’re not happy.
Think about it. If you’re not successful, what good are you to your friends. You’ll be that bitter friends who is so negative that they wouldn’t want to be around you anyway.
You might as well take the chance, commit to your success and hopefully they’ll be around to enjoy the fruits with you later.
Consistency is what materializes your commitment. If you’re not consistently practicing your “kick” 10,000 times over the course of 10,000 hours, you won’t be successful. It doesn’t matter how “talented” you are.
You have to be consistently over a long period of time in order to get to where you want to be.
Most people get this part wrong. They start then stop after 3 months because they haven’t seen any results immediately. I see it all the time and hate to see it.
You have to be delusional after a certain period of consistency. After awhile you’ll start to think it’s not going to happen. But you have to keep going.
Life has a strange way of rewarding those who stay consistent. It’s almost as if you have to masochistically prove your worthiness of success.
We all understand intellectually that success isn’t just handed to us.
What most of us don’t understand is that we have to become initiated in the league of the successful by becoming consistent to the point of delusional.
It’s at that brink of collapse from not seeing your dreams manifest that you have to push past in order to get what you want.
If you want to stay consistent, don’t watch what others are doing. It’s easy to become discouraged by watching all the highlighted moments of success of your peers and rivals on social media.
The ones that actually got after it put in many years of work in order to receive what they have.
You shouldn’t feel discouraged or jealous in any way shape or form. You also shouldn’t feel perplexed by their level of success if you KNOW what it takes to get there.
If you want what they have you have to be willing to do what they did. Which was work incessantly, obsessively until something happens.
Understand that what seems like overnight success to you, took 10 years or more for them to achieve.
How To Be Consistent
No one ever tells you how to be consistent. They just tell you be consistent and there you have it.
As easy as it sounds this is difficult. It’s hard to get out of our own way.
So what should you do?
Decide to attempt to take the first step. The first thing you have to do is make the decision to take the first step. This is crucial. Decisions are gateways to manifestation. Without decisions, nothing happens.
Once you make a decision, you set the intent. Once you set the intent things start to move in the direction of your intent.
Your decision is the vector of your new life.
Keep in mind that a vector has magnitude and direction. You must make sure your intent is powerful. And you must have a define direction which is the “thing” you chose to focus on in the previous section of this article.
Where do you want your chosen focus to take you? The answer to this informs your decision.
Now that we have the basic mechanics of how to get started at being consistent, one of two things will happen when you make this decision.
Between the point of decision and taking the first physical step there will be some shred of doubt, insecurity, old programming that will try to creep in.
In order to bypass this you must MOVE QUICK. Being quick allows fast transfer of ideas into action.
In “Think and Grow Rich,” Napoleon Hill emphasizes the importance of decision making. He said that the lack of decision making was one of the major causes of failure in the lives of many.
If you let doubt creep into that gap between your decision and physical action, you now enter into the realm of procrastination.
Procrastination is where dreams go to die.
You must become aware of this and make moves.
Break your large life goal down into small manageable chunks and make the decision to start on one piece.
If this includes writing a book. Just sit down at the computer immediately after getting the idea(s) write. And write fast.
The key is start building momentum. Soon you’ll find you can’t stop once you’ve started.
Make the decision and don’t let doubt or whatever else creep in.
This is the only 3 pieces of advice you will ever need to be successful. You have to be so obsessed that you say to yourself: “There is no plan B!”
With the Two Cs, you won’t give up. You have no choice.
With the Two Cs you won’t say to yourself: “Maybe this isn’t working out. Maybe my friends and family was right. I’m delusional.”
Yes! You are delusional. You are crazy enough to think you can live life in your own terms without having someone breathing on your neck to produce for them to make THEM rich while the pay you well below your means.
Understand that any “crazy” idea can work just so long as you put your mind to it. Stay committed.
People say that this road is hard. It is hard. Being your own boss is hard. But then again it’s all about perspective.
Which one is harder? Getting up on a Monday dreading to go make someone else rich while you toil away, permanently damaging your health or etching out your freedom to live on your own terms?
A life where it’s ALL ON YOU.
In all my years working at a corporation I’ve NEVER met anyone who was happy working for someone else.
Yeah, there’s the clueless strata that go about their day happy to make someone else rich but even for them their exists this deep rooted song of anticipated regret.
Don’t be like the rest. If you want to live life on your own terms you will have to WORK to and beyond the brink of delusion.