Wednesday afternoon it started to snow. There was nothing at first, but when I looked again two hours later, the valley we live in was suddenly covered with a beautiful white cover.
Snowflake by snowflake, my view turned into a magic spectacle.
Wednesday was also the day Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol. Tweet after tweet, speech after speech, people got brainwashed to the point that they felt they needed to take democracy violently into their hands.
Suddenly, everyone was shocked.
It reminded me of a quote I used in my Ted Talk.
“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually, then suddenly.” That’s my favorite line from Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises.
I’m sure you’ve found yourself at moments in a situation where you asked yourself the question, “How did I get here?”
‘Suddenly’ happens to all of us once in a while. It’s the way habits work with good and bad results as a consequence. It’s the way how weight gain, social media addiction, or failed relationships work.
One drip at a time.
I got reminded when I saw this quote from Jim Rohn while attending a webinar this week.
“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day, while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure.”
Success is makeable.
When you’re willing to put the work in. Day by day, even hour by hour, with a vision of where you want to go, goals that keep you on target, and a plan to execute.
Execution is what separates the dreamers from those who accomplish their dreams. Day by day. Drip by drip.
You may have heard me say (or write) that most people don’t dream anymore.
One of the reasons is because a lot of people are not willing to put the work in. They’re lazy, they procrastinate, they find excuses, or they believe they can get there with a shortcut.
Every successful entrepreneur will tell you there are no shortcuts to be successful.
Your turn: Where are you creating shortcuts?
Next week Friday, I will introduce my new ebook with my 10 golden rules.
The title is still in the works, but it describes the process from dream to reality. It will be thought-provoking and practical.
Exactly how I like things to be.
You will be the first to read it and provide me with feedback.
Enjoy the weekend. Do more of what makes you happy.