This post is part of a series of posts based on my Manifesto Of Hard. If you want to create change in your life, embrace hardship and thrive in it. That’s what I’m studying this month, and this post shares some of those findings with you…
Everyone wants to be successful but very few are willing to do the work. They want the reward but aren’t willing to embrace hardship to get it. (I see this all the time when I meet aspiring entrepreneurs who end up jumping from one shiny object to another.)
Yes, you could accuse people of being lazy or short-sighted, but another cause of the problem is simply a lack of inspiration.
It’s easy to be attracted to success for the sake of success. You can just imagine all the trappings that come with it, whether it’s financial riches or fame or whatever.
Problem is, those things are fleeting… and everyone knows it.
If you truly want to win at anything then you need to work hard… and if you want to persist while working hard then you need to be inspired by a grander purpose than simply wealth and fame.
Think about your reason for being on this planet. How can you achieve that in life while winning? When you find the intersection between your vision and success, and then work at that intersection, you’ll be far more willing to embrace hardship because you are carried forward by something greater than the fleeting benefits of success.