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“Because most people will say, well, what if I do this? What if I do all this work? What if I try this and it doesn't work?"

“Because most people will say, well, what if I do this? What if I do all this work? What if I try this and it doesn't work?

 

And they convince themselves that they're going to work very hard, they're going to try all these things, and it's not going to work out anyway, so it's not worth the path to go down. And what they don't realize is that you can't really lose if you decide to go because you're going to go down the path and you're going to face obstacles, and that obstacle is going to teach you a lesson. And when you get through that first obstacle, you're equipped with a new lesson.

 

You get through the second obstacle, you get equipped with a new lesson. Third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, you start to get all these lessons and you accumulate new skill sets which allow you to escalate the path much more effectively. So by not going and talking yourself out, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy of never gaining any skills and never making any progress.

 

And so I think that's one of the biggest things that holds people back. What if I do all this work? What if I sacrifice all this effort, time, energy, money into this project or into this career, into this business or into this organization that I'm trying to build and it doesn't work out?

 

And so they don't go.

 

What you should be concerned with is, what is my life going to look like if I do not do what it is I know I need to do? And the answer is going to be frustration, disappointment, regret, and bitterness over the course of your life. So you have to understand, if you don't go do what it is that you know you're supposed to do and you don't become what it is you know you can become, eventually you're going to come to a point in life where you're pissed off and you won't have the time to go back and redo it.”

 

 

This is transcript from a recent Andy Frisella podcast I listened to the other day.

And I share it as I’m sure if anyone has been watching my choices and decisions from the outside might be wondering why a woman in her late 30s with kids has recently decided to start a new career.


Without getting overly political, if we are truly being honest about the direction of our country, questioning and exploring how we choose to live our day to day happens more often in society than what we like to admit.

 

I have brought it up in conversation numerous times with several different professions and I’ve witnessed, listened to, and lived in the feeling of being lost and unsure about the directions we take in life. There’s a perception that certain careers have it all figured out without knowing the flip side of the coin which can reveal crippling debt, lack of any other applicable skills, and external pressures to uphold what others have labeled them as. In my opinion what is most heartbreaking is the revelation that they are completely unhappy every single day, and feeling trapped.

 

One common denominator continues to show face: no matter what you choose to do, no one is immune from playing the game, and there are rules to follow. The game gets a little murkier when you choose the path of entrepreneurship , but hard work always pays off. Always. I hope if there’s anything I can show my boys through my efforts and day to day undertakings, it’s that if you work hard, opportunity will follow.


I am also here to tell you that it’s ok to take leaps, to risk the chance of failure, and to not wallow in the shadows of regret...instead add it to your bank of applicable life experiences.

 

Keep moving forward. Every day.


Did you learn something new, did you meet someone new, did you try to understand someone else’s differing point of view, did you do or say something kind, did you do the work that produces results?





 


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