“Do what you love and you will never have to work a day again in your life.”
That is what they told us when we finished high school or when we graduated university. Then, when we find the job of our dreams, we expect a smooth road to success.
After two months, we start questioning whether we even like this job or worse, is this the career for me?
Here is the good news about the road to success… don’t worry so much!
If you know that the end goal of all this boring work is going to end with you doing what you actually love, then it’s worth it.
Think about it like this. Steph Curry is the best shooter in the NBA right now, right? Yes, we see him nail dagger 3 pointers during games and doing all this fancy stuff that we never thought was humanly possible.
But what did it actually take to get there? What was his road to success? It took a long and boring routine which he consistently followed every day…
What was the routine? Taking shot after shot nonstop. After the first 1000 shots in the practice gym, Steph isn’t exactly ecstatic and hyped up like he is during game time, but he realizes that this routine and monotonous grind is what will make him become the player he desires to be.
The same goes for you and me. We all have goals as to where we want to be in life and if we work smart and hard enough, we will get there. Although, along the way to reaching this desired destination we have to be accepting of the repetitive grind.
Bruce Lee once 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.”
So next time you are questioning your job, ask yourself these 3 simple questions:
- Is what I am doing now going to pay off in the future?
- Am I on my way to mastering this?
- Do I trust the process?
There must come a point where you disregard the opinions of others and make decisions for yourself.
In this process, it is up to you to be brutally honest with yourself to ensure that what you are doing now is setting yourself up for the future you want to have. If it is, then great! If it’s not, then it is time to find the next field to master.
Just know that no matter what field you dive into, the journey to the top is going to repetitive and monotonous, but if you know it will take you to the top, then it’s worth it.
Looking for a deeper dive into the road to success? Check out The Dip by Seth Godin!
Share the road to success with your friends, help them find the path! 🗺️👊