“Consistency is as important as quality.” — Unknown
Normalcy is a figment of your imagination. Well, maybe not your imagination right now but it can be. Right now, society tells us what is and isn’t normal. The narrative has, as of late, been that life should be easy and carefree. We should all be living the lavish pseudocelebrity life because we deserve it. And I’m not saying that you can’t work your way to the point that you deserve it but everyone is not deserving of it. And, what happens when people get things that they didn’t work for? Generally, they misuse them and/or lose them.
So, today, I challenge you to train your mind to redefine normal. Train your mind to know that the “new” normal way to get to success is to sacrifice and to grind when it’s least comfortable. The perfect example was this morning, when, for the first time ever, I had to get up at 5:00AM, get dressed, and drive 13 minutes away to get to my new gym. But, that’s not the kicker: It was 11°F and it was my first real leg day in months. Now, for my readers who live in other parts of the world where that’s average for winter months, I know that’s no biggie to you but, for those of us in North Carolina, we don’t really experience that often. I would’ve much rather gone back to my bed and acted like I didn’t hear the alarm. But, today, I redefined my normal. I said “This is what has to be done to get the results I want. Laying in bed and redeveloping a six pack only happens on television.”
Get up today and do what you have to do in order to succeed ethically. It’s not going to be given to you and your first swing may not be a home run but, if you keep chipping away at the raw stone, eventually, you will have created a masterpiece.
Make professional development a priority.