You Need to Progress
Many of us are going to face physical challenges, emotional moments, or mountains that we have to climb in our career. I'm not going to sugar coat it for you guys -- it's going to be hard. I've been facing mountains in my own life, and the only way I have made it through them is to keep going. I'm sure that you have heard that it's not the person who fails that loses, it's the person who stops getting back up after failure that is the real loser. Don't stop getting back up. Life will knock you down, and you will fail time and time again -- I can promise you that. You have got to fall in love with progression.
You don't make change by sitting around and thinking of all the revolutionary things you could do with your life. You make change by going out of your comfort zone and doing those things. You have to push yourself and put in the work, even when you would rather do anything else. You have to climb the mountain even though it's hard. If all you can imagine is the top of the mountain, and you never see the mountain itself, you'll constantly be frustrated that you aren't on top. You haven't started really climbing yet. If you are not trying, failing, repeating, you are probably not really climbing the mountain. Failure isn't a bug in the system -- it's a feature. It's one of the most important features on the way to success. Just keep moving forward no matter what.
Many of us have created prisons in our own minds. We tell ourselves that we don't have it in us to do whatever it is we want to do. We may tell ourselves we don't have time or the money. The greatest bondage we are ever going to have is going to be from our own mind. I'm telling you that the path to success in anything, whether that be physical, emotional, spiritual, or whatever, is going to have its biggest hurdle in your own mind. The greatest battle is the internal battle.
The greatest way to let go of things and to move on is progression. Sometimes we have got to progress in our lives so we can prove to ourselves that we can not only survive, but we can thrive even without that person or thing. It's so important for us to be able to be independent and self-sufficient. When we get our work, our routine, our exercise, or whatever together, that's not only going to show other people that we can thrive without whatever we are moving on from, but, most importantly, it's going to show us that same thing. It's incredibly important to show ourselves how strong we are, and the only way to do that is progression. That doesn't mean not failing, but instead it means getting back up. Every time.
It all starts with you.