Read this carefully, because no truer words are going to be fucking written…

You can do anything you want without limitation, whatever it is that you decide that you want to make come true in your life, you can do that. It is going to take an inhuman amount of work, you will have to be prepared to break yourself in half, you’ll going to have to learn, more than anyone has to learn, you’ll need to push yourself harder than anyone asked you to push yourself before, you’re going to go way beyond your breaking point, you’re going to run until you vomit, you’re going to study until you fall asleep, you’re going to push and push, and push, and then you’re going to push a little more and when you’ll hit the limit you’re going to push again beyond that, you’re going to force yourself to an adaptation response.

And why?

Because as Malcolm X said:

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

So if you don’t put the work in today, if you don’t do the unending back-breaking work of developing yourself into something greater, the world is going to pass you by. The people who are going to own it are going to be the ones who did that work. And the one promise that I can make you right now is that somebody right now is doing the things that I’m saying. Somebody right now is doing the work of failure and then getting back up and doing better and pushing themselves and triggering that glorious adaptation response that makes humans the apex predators. And if you don’t put in that work, the future is going to belong to them.

And as Martin Luther King Jr said:

“If you can’t fly then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”

It’s not okay to make excuses, it’s not going to slow people down. It’s not okay to ask the world to stop, so that you can step up front… the only thing that is okay is to be in line with the way that world really works and if you want to be great, you’ve got to become capable of greatness, you’ve got to develop your skillset, you’ve got to take what you have now and if that’s crawling then fucking crawl, but do drag yourself to the vison of yourself that is so clear, so specific, that nothing can knock you off the path.

Because you my dear know exactly where you’re going. You’re willing to pay whatever price it takes to get there and no matter what anybody says, no matter how many people try to put dirt on you, try to stop you,… you will rise and you will keep pushing forward and you will get better every day and no matter what happens, you will always get back on,…

You will crawl till you can walk, you will walk till you can run and you’ll run till you can fly and that my friend is the only path forward so if you want the fucking future that makes you happy, if you want the role that you’re excited about, then get your ass out there and earn it!

Inspired by Tom Bilyeu

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