Somewhere down the line we, as a species, began to think that happiness, success, and the life we dream about, is our right, not an earned privilege.
Simply by being born into this world, we should receive what we want; not due to merit, as the result of work, sacrifice, and persistence, but because we, are . We’re a gift to this world and we should be compensated as such.
The Occupy Movement began with good intentions, but morphed into a beast that held this world view. What began as a call for justice, turned into a war cry for hand-outs, to receive the riches that others worked to
Here’s a fact that only Rocky Balboa could so eloquently convey…
The world is a . It’s heartless. It doesn’t care if you or I succeed or fail. Sure, there are a lot of good, honest people on this planet who care, but the world, the majority of the people in it, the system, and our society aren’t as concerned or vested in your life as so many seem to believe they are. Anything you get in life through hard work, sacrifice, and persistence. There’s no such thing as a free ride. It doesn’t exist.
If Success Was Easy, Everyone Would Do It
There’s also a common misconception that being an entrepreneur is an easy road. The age of information has shown us the fruits of labor of the successful, but it rarely shows the tough road taken to that eventual success – a road that few would take if they knew all that it would entail, including the missing of success that many feel is at the end of journey.
No one that success is at the end of the tunnel, they may have faith – actually, all who are successful have faith – that what they’re doing will turn out alright, but they don’t .
It’s that keeps those who are willing to work and persist and evolve, in the game long enough to see their baby, their dream, their creation, fulfilled.
When the majority of “wannabe” entrepreneurs start out on their road to success, they think they’re unique. They believe that them being them is enough to warrant wealth. In this naiveté they become soft. In this dream of an American Dream, they fail to develop the toughness that has to come along on an entrepreneur’s lonely adventure.
If more would realize that success isn’t easily attained, nor , but earned through long, uncertain, and lonely nights, aided only by an internal toughness and grit that propels a select few to work while others party, drink, and play, many more would be successful in , not just in business.
The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It a very mean and nasty place. When they say that in business, and in life, they mean it. This article isn’t meant to deter you from pursuing your dream, it was written to have a completely different effect: to inspire.
fight daily, work nightly, and persist. When I said I added, for a reason…
The world needs you to succeed. It needs your vision to become a reality so you can benefit the rest of humanity. Whether it’s your business that will help others directly, or your story that will inspire others to think big and truly experience all that this beautiful life should offer; your success is needed. So, please, take the challenge, rise up, fight, and persist. The nights long, the road will be unforgiving, but you have the grit to push through, to break through, and to succeed.
And while we are at it, here are some Rocky Balboa Picture Quotes to help you weather the storm: