“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein
There are two reasons I do this blog:
- To promote the Let’s March brand and the philosophy behind it.
- To document my journey with the hope that others can be inspired by my actions and take action themselves.
If I’m being totally honest with myself and with this audience, I am not working hard enough. I have big ambitions and big dreams, and this vision I have for the future often keeps me up at night. Every day I struggle with the reality that I’m nowhere near where I want to be yet. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished so far, and I’m thankful for the opportunities that have come my way, but my focus is always on what’s next. It seems like I can never truly enjoy what I’ve done because I know I’m only as good as my next move, and I constantly need to keep raising the bar.
There’s a long road of work between where I am now and where I want to be. I believe the secret to success is very simple and straight-forward: decide what you want, then put in the work necessary until you get it. You just have to put in the work. Well, that’s easier said than done. I know better than anyone what it takes to get where I want to be; it takes sacrificing leisure time and the “fun things” to put in the work when no one else is. But at the same time we get told life is all about balance, and you have to be careful not to sacrifice that balance.
Lately, I’ve caught myself complaining about not being where I want to be. But here’s a reminder to myself and a lesson for everyone reading this post: you have no right to complain if you’re not spending every second trying to work towards improving or changing your current situation. I have no right to complain right now. I think I work harder than the average person, but that kind of work ethic does not match my ambition. To get to where I want to be, I need to be in the top 1% of hard workers in the world. I am nowhere near that right now; not even close.
This blog post is all about accountability. If you see me out in public, ask me if I’m doing what it takes to reach my dreams. If you hear me complaining, call me on it. It’s very easy to get caught up in the flow of life and to not give your dreams the attention they deserve. I get it, we all have other priorities as well. But speaking for myself, I’m 23 years old. I’m at the point in my life where I need to go all in. I’m young, I’m energetic, and I’m ambitious, and I need to take full advantage of those traits right now to achieve everything I want. The time is now, the place is here.
No more complaining. No more leisure.
Hustle. Grind. Work. Action.
That’s the motto.