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“I’m not telling you it is going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.”
Simple enough, less than 20 words, another pretty little quote showing up in your Newsfeed to give you that spark of energy for 30 minutes. What could you accomplish in those 30 minutes? What if you kept reading it over and over and over again, would you read it 48 times in a single day so you could have that spark the whole day long? Would you be willing to stay up that long?
I’ve written the second part of this blog about 4 times now, all different paths the blog could go down – compensation, effort, diving into problems, startups – etc. But in the end it’s so much simpler than that – take a company, job, initiative, idea, spark – and imagine where you could take it if only you had your choice of the best team in the world, the best offices and equipment, the human network and connections needed to make it a success. Think of all the challenges and pitfalls that could exist, write them all down, every single one of them, what could go wrong, what could break, the legalities, everything. Now take what it could be, what it really, really could be and start taking away those perks – the rock star team, the high-end coffee machines, the 3 weeks of conference training and break it down to just you while increasing the challenges.
Keep doing this until all that is left is you and your goal.
Now, looking at that very long road, where it is just you, your wits and your skills, look up that road to where you could take it – would you travel that road? Would it be worth it to you to travel that long road to get to the end.
If the answer is yes, then why are you waiting on the perfect conditions, you’ve already imagined the worst case scenario so nothing worst *could* conceivably happen and you know it would be worth it if you got there. So why are you listening to all the doubters, the naysayers and the voices in your head – go get it.
Want more? Check out my book Code Your Way Up – available as an eBook or Paperback on Amazon (CAN and US). I’m also the co-host of the Remotely Prepared podcast.