Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.
I hope that you enjoyed yesterday’s post about having fun because the fun stops now.
Seriously, no clowns here tonight because so many of us, myself included, have been settling for sub-par results from ourselves. We’re lamenting our own failures, and it’s our own fault that we’re failing. I need to warn you that this might be a long post, it may have some colorful language tossed in here and there, and for sure it will not be politically correct. Most losers are not going to read the entire post, but since you’ve got some spunk buried somewhere deep inside, I think that you’ll make it.
So why the change of tone in my writing? The most popular opinions that I have written, yes all of this is my opinion and experience gathered from years of practice and many business authors filling my head with their ideas. The most popular articles have been those where I have abandoned professional correctness and have been frank. Although my name isn’t Frank, I’m going to play that role today.
Firstly, we all have dreams and goals. The problem is that we have not written them down and we do not review them every day. We watch Oprah re-runs, the news, Netflix, and other brain-numbing crap then wonder why we can recite every funny line from John Wick 2 but have no idea what our goals are from day to day.
We simply fail to, as Mel Robbins says, parent ourselves. We’re gorging our brains on mass media shit and social media garbage, and we’re not getting anywhere. The economy is laying double digit inflation on us, and we’re all excited when we get a single digit raise…like 2.5% because you didn’t attend that conference on the critical topic of learning to get along with your peers and other influential people.
We’re really great at doing our work for the company that we work for because they drive us to do our job. 8:00 AM start, 11:00 meeting, 12:00 lunch, 1:00 we all gather at the bosses office to get an update on company sales, 1:30 back to our desks to make the other 350 phone calls that we have to make, 2:00 break, 2:15 another meeting, 3:00 back to the phones, 4:30 start wrapping up the day, 4:59 running to the door to be the first one out of the parking lot because we can’t miss the 5:30 news.
When the issue is our own goal attainment and dream realization, We’re brain numb and asleep at the wheel. We’re too tired to do anything. Of course, your too tired to do anything! You’ve been slaving all day, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do something to further your own goals!
Listen, I’ve been as guilty as you in this area. I pride myself that I write this measly little opinion blog five days a week. Is that enough? I’ll put it to you this way, I’ve published 189 blog posts, and I still have a day job. Actually, beginning tonight and for the rest of the week, I have to work the graveyard shift. Damn, I hate the graveyard shift! I can’t bare the thought of another 189 articles written after I’ve spent the best part of my day working on someone else’s goals. Time to saddle up dude!
I thought that I should get some sleep before leaving, but I’m just too upset to sleep. Why am I pissed? Because I actually considered NOT writing tonight so that I could sleep. What the hell kind of commitment is that?!!!! Can you use punctuation like that?
How on earth am I going to get you off of your ass to achieve your goals and dreams if I’m not willing to do the same? This all came to me at dinner tonight as I sat there like a little girl, no offense to little girls, feeling too tired to write. Seriously Tino, get with it, man!
So here it is. I decided tonight that I have to be brutally honest with myself and with you. If you can handle it, then come along for the ride. If not then thanks for being a faithful reader and maybe you can survive on the clown post from yesterday. I won’t be offended.
I have been reading Grant Cardone’s book the 10X Rule. I believe that we must succeed in this life. It is our obligation to the world, our families, and ourselves to be successful and have the resources to impact the world. Earlier this week I reached out to Grant Cardone. I received a nice little form email that said, “thanks for reaching out.”
This morning I noticed that someone from Grant’s office, if not Grant himself, read my blog. The man who advocates working hard to achieve our goals read my post about two clowns having lunch. I’m not going to beat myself up for that, but it did get me thinking, and I’ve been too easy on myself and on you. It’s time to man-up, or women-up, if that’s what females do.
It’s great that we put useful information into our minds because we want to reach our goals, but if our actions are less than great, we may never achieve our aims. It’s awesome that we have goals, but if our goals are, as Grant Cardone says, average, then we may get average or less than average results if we get results at all.
Tomorrow we’ll continue this beat down, and if you actually want to succeed with me, then I invite you to join me. It would really help me if you shared this website with your friends. It’ll make you feel good, and you never know who’s life you could impact positively. All that I ask is that you share this with the winners in your life. If there are no winners in your life, then pass it on to the losers so at least you can show them that you’re doing something with your own life.