There are so many people in your life, people close to you, that are afraid of going after what they want. It drives you absolutely insane. Though it doesn’t drive you as crazy as it used to, its still frustrating when you stop and start thinking about it.
Take your business for example (or your mission), when you told your close friends and family about this, you might as well had been speaking a different language to them, because its almost like they had short-switch in their brains that couldn’t register what you were trying to tell them.
They basically went mentally retarded for minute.
Your whole life, you’ve been surrounded by people that have no heart, no guts, and no balls. People scared to absolute death of going after what they want. People that think to themselves: ‘‘That’s not for me, that’s for other people”.
You think to yourself: Why? Why is it for other people? Why don’t THEY have the self respect to believe in themselves and realize that maybe they have the answer, that maybe they are the missing piece of a puzzle.
Here’s another example: For whatever reason, some of those closest to you (friends and family), were absolutely mind blown when you told them you were self-employed. Absolutely MIND-BLOWN. They just could not fathom that, yes, you actually get out of bed every morning and work to generate your own income.
When they consider moving into a work role like the one you have, the first thing that stops them is they think: ”Well what if I don’t sell anything?”
You: ”Well I don’t know Paul…..what if you don’t sell anything? I mean….Goddamn man, I had no idea you were completely void of guts, brains, heart, soul, drive, self respect, and balls…
I guess you just wont be eating next month….”
Here’s an idea for him: Have some goddamn balls. Have some goddamn self respect.
Hold yourself to a higher standard. Why do they set their bar so low? Why do they sit around on their ass and waste their life watching mindless television when they could be reading and enriching their mind or body? You have an old high school friend, that will literally, come from work, and park his fat ass in front of the TV for HOURS every……single……night.
He’s pissing his whole life away and he doesn’t even realize it.
Why cant he get up off ass and go the gym, or do some meal prep so he have healthy meals to eat for the next few days. He could listen to free podcasts and learn something while he cooks.
You think to myself: ”why am I surrounding myself with people that have no drive?” Or people that just want to drink their life away, party, and ”rage” so to speak. It’s okay to blow off steam every now and then, but all the time? It’s just too much man.
Here’s a good life rule to live by: Don’t do too much of anything: Don’t sleep too much, don’t drink too much, don’t relax too much, don’t work too much, don’t jerk off too much, don’t eat too much, don’t work out too much, don’t smoke too much……DON’T DO TOO MUCH……OF ANYTHING!
If you ARE going to do too much of something, error on the side of working too much, but be careful there too.
Why? Why do you subject yourself to bullshit? And then other people wonder why you like to be alone. Its tough being different, its tough being somebody that has drive, and motivation, because the truth is: most people don’t. When you’re often the only one in the room that possesses these things, its maddening.
Well you don’t have to be anymore. You are outgrowing these people, but its damn frustrating when you think back to where you were, mentally, when you met a lot of these people. In a lot of ways, you were not much different than they were (at the time). Even back then however, in your heart and soul, you knew you were fundamentally different. You knew one day you would make something of yourself.
If you know you’re different than other people, then fear not, because you are not alone. The rest of us are out there, you just haven’t found us yet. Maybe others can relate to the frustration you feel here, maybe they feel the same way towards those close to them.
You see lost potential everywhere you look.
This article may be coming off a bit negative, that’s not lost on me. Unfortunately, I started this blog to bare my soul, to be transparent and completely honest with you guys. And the truth is, I’m not always in a great mood, sorry! No one is. It’s damn frustrating out there sometimes. In any case, let me leave you with few concluding points of wisdom:
The mistakes you’ve made up until now do not matter, resolve now, starting TODAY, to accomplish more than your underachieving peers. Just because they are still in your life right now, does not mean they will be in your life a year or two from now. Lead by example, and expose their innate lack of initiative. Let it drive you. Let it move closer to your goals. At the end of the day, that’s all you can do.