Ignore the Noise and Get the Job Done

It’s almost an accepted truth that the most important workout is the one that you did NOT want to do — but did anyway.

Little actions compound.

Repetition over time is the most powerful force.

Einstein said that the power of compounding is the eighth wonder of the world.

It’s not always easy to see compounding in action while it’s happening — often only in hindsight.

When I started this 10 days of writing, I wasn’t sure I would be able to complete it. I got the first day done and the second and then the third.

I thought that I would be able to do much of the writing during my lunch hour though some days that didn’t work as well as I had anticipated it might.

Do It Anyways

Sometimes you don’t want to cook — but you eat anyway.

We prefer that over the alternative, don’t we?

If we go too long without eating, it’s imminent death.

In much the same way, if you go too long without working on your dreams, it’s imminent death for your dreams. Yet, people walk around and talk and talk and talk but never work on their dreams.

You might even ask them what they are dreaming about and what their goals are for their dreams. Many respond by saying that they are just dreams and they will not be able to attain what it is that they are dreaming about.

Keeping the Goal in View

What is it that we are really working for? Do we really think we cannot attain our wildest dreams?

I don’t buy it.

If we really want something, we’ll work for it.

We might not know how to work in the beginning and we might not even know what it is that we are working for at first — it could evolve. Yet, we ALL struggle. Why tolerate it? There is absolutely no reason to tolerate excuses. There is absolutely no reason to tolerate the repetitions of “I can’t.” Get up. Get to work. And keep going.

“When the going gets rough, when the going gets tough, when I think I’ve had enough, I KNOW what to do… my job.” — Harrison Wendland

How do the most successful people do it? They look at themselves in the mirror, remind themselves of what they are after, and they get to it.

It’s almost an accepted truth that the most important workout is the one that you did NOT want to do — but did anyway.

“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will — through work — bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great ‘art idea’” — Chuck Close

Again. What Are We Working For?

If it was small, we wouldn’t be dreaming about it and it would have already been done.

What are you working towards?

Got it? Good. Now get back to work.

In case you need another reminder:

“God can do more in a moment than humans can in a lifetime.” — Harrison Wendland
“The goal isn’t success. I think my dream is too big to shoot with such eagerness. My aim is simply to get closer. Each year, I just need to get closer to attainment. Life is short, but it’s the longest thing we got. I plan to leverage that time to my full advantage. Day by day. Step by step.” — Austin Bailey
“I have enormous goals and desires — but if they’re not aligned with God’s vision for my life, they’re meaningless and a waste.” — Harrison Wendland

When you feel like quitting, remind yourself that God put you in this world for a reason.

There is always another step forward that we can take.

Take it.
Move forward.
Keep going.
Get the job done.
Every single day.
A small step forward is always better than no step at all.
People will try to talk you out of your dreams. Do. Not. Listen.

There are a multitude of people who are chasing their dreams and pursuing them. Find them. Know them. Learn from them.

Sadly, there are countless people all around you who have been dreaming for their entire lifetimes. That’s the sad truth — people have dreams but don’t work for them.

“People don’t get kept up at night by their dreams, they fall asleep and dream about them.” — Harrison Wendland

Don’t let that be you. You have a vision? A dream? A goal? Go get it.

“You’ve already won. You were born a winner. Consistently executing at your true best will ensure success.”
“Everyone has different goals so it would not be fair to myself if I were to compare myself to someone else. Competing — in their mind — might look totally different than competing in my mind.”

God created you. Why listen to someone who didn’t create you about how you should live on earth?

“Winners win. We win now. We will win later. We will win if you get change. We will win if you don’t.” — Charles Oglesby
“Yeah I was hard on myself when I looked in the accountability mirror but I also praised myself whenever I could claim a small victory because we all need that.” — David Goggins
“Nothing intimidates those who know they are in the will of God.” — Charles Swindoll

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