Dreams Are Free. Progress Isn't.
Did you think that it was going to be easy? That you are going to get the lucky break that no one else in your position will get? Come on now. Stop being delusional.
The truth is that you have a dream, but so do a lot of other people. The world is full of people with dreams.
Having a dream doesn't make you special.
It just makes you a person -- a person just like everyone else around you.
It's not your dream that determine your greatness. It's your resolve. It's your ability to put in the unrelenting effort that progress demands.
You have to be so obsessed about building momentum that it is all you can think about. You don't have space in your brain for anything else besides getting to where you want to be.
It's not going to happen for you if you're not entirely consumed. It's just not.
You're not a bad person. You just don't want it bad enough.
That's tough to hear -- but it's the truth. If you wanted it bad enough, you would be acting differently. Wouldn't you?
You wouldn't be looking for shortcuts or trying to duck doing the hard things.
You would be "head down" pursuing your dream with every fiber of your being. You would be reading different books. Books that help you realize progress towards your dream.
You would be spending your money differently. You would magically find that money you never seem to have when it comes to paying for a coach or a mentor or a digital course that accelerates you closer to your dream.
You would be spending your time differently.
Less TV. More dream. Less sleep. More dream. Less whining. More dream.
You've become good at the wrong skills. You can make great excuses. You know how to sound sophisticated while blaming other people. You can chill out like a champion. Taking a break is your thing.
Imagine what you could accomplish if you were burning with passion.
Imagine the possibilities that would emerge for you if you were obsessed entirely with turning your dream into reality.
You're not guaranteed that life will be fair to you.
You're not promised another day.
Easy is the result of first doing what is hard.
Stop looking for luck, and simply use the moments you have to create results. Today is that second chance you've been asking for.
This moment is an opportunity for you to change your future.
It's the same moment everyone else around you has.
Quit bragging about dreams you will never accomplish and put in the work and humility to make progress.
Be obsessed about momentum.
Where you are right now in your life is the direct result of what you did in the past. Where you go next is a result of what you do now.