How badly do you want it?
A question you have to ask yourself when you are chasing your dream.
A question I ask myself daily. Especially when it can all seem to much, I find its important to step back and think about why I am doing what I am doing (to create a healthy change in the world), sit with myself to connect with my heart, my passion and trust that what is right for me will be.
What most people don’t understand is the sacrifices that are made by successful people to get to where they are today.
The hours of work.
The lack of social life.
The energy required to cultivate a constant ‘can do’ attitude.
Success does not just happen overnight. It requires work. Commitment. Focus. Out of the square thinking & ingenuity. An indomitable will to keep going. Passion. Purpose. Love.
Today, not the first of many, I’ll be working while the world around me is celebrating Melbourne Cup day.
Would I like to be in the sun sipping champagne, sure.
But I would like to be Director of a multimillion dollar business…more.
You have to decide what you want and then make decisions that will get you there.
If you read my words, you’ll know I’m a big believer in motivational speakers, positive affirmations, filling your mind up with them so much that there’s no space left for negative thoughts, self doubt, or fear. (I was actually told the other day that im like a walking quote book/motivational cd…quite funny).
‘You want something, go get it.’
How prepared are you to make sacrifices so that you can invest your time in making your dream reality?
How prepared are you to commit to your dream? To always find a yes when life/people may say no?
How prepared are you to keep going when the going gets tough?
‘Dont be afraid to fail, you can’t always win, but don’t be afraid of making decisions
You have to believe that something different can happen, he who says he can, and he who says he can’t are both usually right.
Most of you say you want to be successful but you don’t want it bad, you just kinda want it, you don’t want it badder than you want to party, you dont want it as much as you wanna be cool, most of you don’t want success as much as you want to sleep.’
When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.
You have to be prepared to make sacrifices. Believe it or not, but I used to take great pride in my sense of fashion; classic but designer. Sass and Bide was a personal favourite. Now, I cannot even remember the last time I brought designer items, choosing Nike (and only if I’m lucky) and investing in my business first. Doing what i can with what i have, organic growth, new packaging, new clients, new products…these make me just as happy as those Sass and Bide purchases (actually probably more). *When my dream is real I will be spending some hrs and hard earned $$$ in there Im sure, but for now Im prepared to go without.
‘To sacrifice what you are for what you will become.
Talent you have naturally, skill is only developed with hrs and hrs of beating on your craft.
If you are not making someone elses life better tha youre wasting your time.’
I no longer spend my weekends in a night club, bumping and grinding with people who are drinking away their problems (because isn’t that what nights of drinking that turn into 5am mornings are? Drinking to escape reality?) *Dont get me wrong, I love a nice wine, or my latest favourite Coconut tequila, but these happen once every blue moon. My days are to valuable to waste hung over, my body to precious to torture with the dehydration, and no doubt fast food that’s normally consumed.
Every decision you make is a step towards your future. Is it a decision for a better you? Or is it a step backwards?
‘Who do you want to be? What it’s going to be, who youre going to be, how youre going to do it. Just decide.’
‘If you know what you’re worth, go out and get what your worth, but you got to be willing to take the hits and not point the finger and say you aint where you want to be because of him or her or anybody, cowards do that and that aint you. Youre better than that.
Because everyday is a new day, every moment is a new moment…Ima show you how great I am.’
So with that, and yes my writing is a way that I can share with you that yes I do struggle; some time in the sun, looking pretty, sipping champagne would definitely feel good. But I am committed to making my dream, my reality & honestly the thrill of my new project about to become real…absolutely nothing can beat.
Love & light, Charlie x.