Thursday, August 30, 2012
Leave Your Comfort Zone
A lot of us have the wrong idea about how to achieve success in this business. You can't make it by JUST focusing on money or a rich lifestyle. As a matter of fact seeking these comforts are the enemy of success. The bottom line is that the only way to achieve ANYTHING is by hard, smart work. You can't be afraid to get into the trenches. Most of us say that we want a certain thing but we are not willing to make the sacrifice of working relentlessly to get it. As I've said before, the only way you lose the race is if you stop running. Most of us become to comfortable and are no longer willing to make those sacrifices. We make every decision based on what it pays instead of looking at the bigger picture. In order keep growing and achieving, we have to be willing to leave our comfort zone. You can't make money or find success by focusing on it. True success is about access. Take any really successful artist. The reason they made it was because they were willing to sacrifice all to achieve there goal and just because they make it to one level doesn't mean they stop. Remember, success is about the journey and we have to be willing to keep pushing ourselves to higher levels. I've experienced this time and time again. I will set out to do something, achieve it and all the trappings that come with it only to soon have my inner voice say, "Now it's time to move ahead. You can do more." I become discontent with standing still so I have to continue to move. Trust me, it kind of sucks most of the time because, in most cases, in order to move to something bigger, you have to give up something you already have. This is the biggest reason most of us won't ever go past where we are. Life is all about growth, give and take. You can never hold on to EVERYTHING. We have certain experiences that are only there to prepare us for what's to come but as we get older this process becomes harder to believe in. We seem to get more fearful and more willing to settle. We begin to focus on money and having things instead of continuing to grow our passion. Don't get me wrong, I know it takes money to live and support yourself, but if you are true to your passion and work hard, the money and continued opportunity WILL come. Take a look at where you are. Are you standing still? Can you do more? Are you afraid to give up something to gain a greater reward? These are just some of the questions that we as motivated and driven creative people have to answer daily. Don't be afraid to be uncomfortable. It's ALL about growth. Enjoy the journey.
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