Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.Dwayne Johnson
Success and giving up start on very similar paths.
Step 1: Awareness.
You discover where you are on your path. When you know where you are, sometimes you find yourself on track, other times you realize you are further than you think. You can, unfortunately, discover you’ve been going the wrong direction.
Step 2: Acceptance.
This is where the paths seem to be going in the same direction, but are actually starting to diverge. This is where a deciding factor determines your course. Now that you are aware of and accept where you are, what are you going to do about it?
Lastly, step 3: Deciding.
The road towards giving up is accepting where you are and decide to do nothing. In the act of doing nothing, acceptance becomes defeat. We cope. We blame. We write off our dreams. We avoid. We do everything but the thing we need to do: something.
The road to success is accepting where you are and decide to do something about it. Sometimes that means going back to the drawing board or folding the cards this round. Sometimes that means you pushing on, living each day better than the last. But the key here is you keep going. Despite the pain, frustration, anxiety, fear and doubt. You keep going, because doing anything else would mean defeat.
When all seems lost, there’s always a road back to success. Even in defeat, there’s a chance to do something about it.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
Daily Blog #628