Day three of my motivational week 🙂 If you haven’t done so yet, check out the earlier posts “What are you grateful for today?” and “What do you want, and why do you want it?” I believe it will help you more to read them in the order they were posted.
So now we are getting in to the stuff where I know some of you are going to walk away. And as I said from the beginning, this stuff is not for everyone. It’ll only work if you have faith in it. But if you are willing to give it a go, I’ll assure you will be positively surprised 🙂
So we have already acknowledged that there are things to be grateful about in our everyday life, we have visualised and written down what we want to achieve and set our goals. Now we are going to face our biggest struggle, time. Time can play tricks on us, you see it will take time to reach these goals. And guess why most people fail? Because they give-up before they reach their goal.
Success is like growing a plant from a seed. You need to keep watering the plant for a long time, before you see any growth. And patience is not the strongest virtue of human nature, especially these days. We want everything right now. But success requires patience. So what you need to do is listen to your gut. When the logic tells you to give up, trust your gut and stay the course.
The problem is that we have this vision of successful artists coming from nowhere and becoming an overnight star. But most of the time that is not the case. Most artist have years of playing shows to handful of drunken people under their belt before even a small amount of success comes knocking.
You need to have faith, you need to believe in your self. And always remember, if you fall down, pick your self up and get going as fats as you can. The band you are playing in right now, might just be a part of your journey, a learning curve. Maybe you will apply all you are learning right now to your future project, who knows? The only thing that is sure is if you give up, you will not succeed.
So trust your gut, listen to your heart. Do what feels right, not what your analytical mind is trying to figure out is the “wise” thing to do. And never let the negative talk of others to get in to your head. “Get a job!” No thank you good sir, I already have a job. In my experience this is just a fear in their part and you are better of walking away from it.
The world will reward the once who are willing to put in the hard work consistently, and not give in just because the going gets bit tough. But I am sure you knew this all along deep in your gut 😉 At the end of the day, it is up to you whether you trust your gut, or your analytical mind.
The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
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