To some work is a “four letter word”, it’s what some of us do to earn a paycheque. In some cases you enjoy it and in others, you don’t. What we do “for work” and what we “work at” can be as different as night is to day. It’s nothing to be afraid of, and it’s nothing to shy away from, not if you want something bad enough.
I listened to two very different podcasts on Friday last week, but both had the same message. I have to do the work for the changes I seek. Regardless of what you want to achieve, a new mindset, a new physic or a particular finish time at a race, it all takes work.
The first podcast was an Eat To Perform production, Getting Off Of the Fence – here is the link should you want to to have a listen. https://soundcloud.com/eattoperform/getting-off-of-the-fence-changes-everything Paul Nobles gets right down to it; you have to DO THE WORK. That is the only way to see and feel the changes you desire. As with anything, if you half-ass your efforts then you are going to see half-ass results if you’re lucky. The second podcast was from a very different genre, but again, the message was the same. It’s time to do the work.
Whatever it is you want to achieve, accomplish or take part in, you have to commit and give it all you’ve got. Commit to whatever it is you heart desires, have the belief you are worthy and do whatever it takes to make it a reality.
Is it going to be easy? No, not likely. Are you going to have to do things you never dreamed or would have considered in the past? Probably! Is it going to change who you are? Yes, without a doubt. Is it going to be worthwhile? Absolutely!
Work isn’t something I’m afraid of; I don’t mind putting in the effort when it’s for something I want to achieve or do. So it boils to this, get up every day and just do the work! Remembering I’m worth it, remembering why I’m doing it and remembering what I’ve already accomplished will help me achieve all my goals. It’s about dedication and accountability. Work isn’t always fun, or what we want to do but sometimes it’s necessary in order to do what we want to do. It’s about remembering what the long term goals and doing whatever it takes to make them a reality, no matter how long it takes.
When you think about it, doing the work is simple. It’s everything else that requires a whole lot of effort; you know the stuff like planning, scheduling, and executing, never mind the tracking and meal prepping. That is if your goals are fitness or sport related.
No goal is too big or too small, but I hope it’s big enough to scare the crap out of you. Those huge, terrifying goals are the ones that push you out of the comfort zone and teach you more than you can imagine.
So, what are you goals? What is going to drive you out of bed early in the mornings, keep you up at night and push you beyond your limits?