Friday, June 17, 2011

Fail... a little each day

Every day that we don't passionately pursue our dreams we chip away at them ever becoming real.

Failure doesn't happen in one large horrific moment. It happens invisibly a little each day until...

This is from my sketchbook 11 years ago!

This week's topic reminded me of a blog I wrote yesterday...

Today comes AFTER tomorrow

The things you want most in your life are at the mercy of the things you don't really care about.

Think about something you really, really want in your life. I'll bet it takes some work and time to get it, right? Now think of all the things you casually want today that will stand in the way of getting what you really, really want.

For example: you really, really want a fit, healthy and attractive physique. You daydream about it. You imagine how good you would look at the beach. You imagine a new wardrobe and the attractive mate you would be drawing into your life and cuddling up with!

But today has been a tough day. Work was hard, life is stressful and you just feel like relaxing tonight with the television and a pizza, a beer, a donut, etc. You don't REALLY care about those things more than your beautiful new body but... you have them anyway and skip the exercise.

BOOM! You've decimated today's opportunity to take a step toward your true burning passionate desire. Your dream is delayed another day and believe me, these days add up to years very quickly!

We all have to be willing to put the things we want today AFTER the things we want tomorrow. We have to be willing to do the work when we're too tired to do the work. We have to value are REAL desires over our casual ones.

There's no secret to this. There's no trick. It's just about you and your own personal willingness to do things that are painful, hard, boring, inconvenient and tedious because they lead you to what you TRULY and PASSIONATELY care about.

This is what separates most of us from the people we admire.

I'm willing to bet that you (like me) have burning desires on your list that have been there for years. They sit there and you keep planning on getting around to them. But years have gone by in the meantime. YEARS! How long do you plan to let this slide?


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Rabbit Town Animator said...

This post is absolutely inspiring. Thank you for putting it up. Great illustration too. :)

Nathanael Lark said...

Rabbit Town, thank you! It's straight from the heart. I felt a little nervous about posting it so thank you for the kind words!