Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Follow your dreams - but first, let's sacrifice something

What are you willing to give up in order to follow your dreams and succeed?

Watching TV?  Playing video games?  Reading, even?  Sitting your fat butt in the recliner, working on countless Sudoku puzzles?  Listening to music or the mindless political drones on the radio or 24/7 cable news channel?

Whatever it may be, you will have to sacrifice something in order to win.  Let me say it again: you WILL have to sacrifice something.  It is a must.  If you don't, whatever that thing is that's getting in the way is more important than your success.

But, Mark, come on.  I need to watch the next Law and Order and then Pawn Stars.  Oh, I can't forget about the five hours of reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond.  Whatever will I do with my life if I can't watch them?

If that sounds familiar, then watching TV is far more important than getting your life in order and accomplishing something that only less than 5% of the population is willing to do.

I challenge you.  Be the 5% and succeed.

Who knows, maybe you'll end up better than the 5% and be one of the so-called 1%.  Just think what good you can do in the world if you accomplished that level of success.

Examine your day and find out what's blocking you, what keeps you procrastinating . . . then step over that wall (because it's a short wall) and go what it is you are meant to do.

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