Working Until you Burnout:
Anything worth doing is worth overdoing and that includes working until you burnout. A fierce competitive drive that propels you to always be number one should circulate your bloodstream. Losing should elicit a physical sensation of pain and winning to provoke nothing more than a smirk because that should be the norm. Playing sports at a young age teaches the competitive spirit with what eventually becomes this instinct where losing is unacceptable. No matter what a coach or parent says about losing, instinctively it should be known that losing isn’t acceptable. Maybe this wasn’t the case for everyone but it should be.
Love to Hate Losing:
If you’ve read my earlier blogs, you’d know my definition of a L.O.S.E.R. A LOSER is someone that has a Lack Of Self Enthusiasm and Resilience. People have become so weak to criticism and want first place trophies for last place effort. Their effort resulted in last place and you shouldn’t be congratulating them on trying their best, because their best was someone else’s opportunity to show you that you suck. You need to take those results and use that as fuel. Practice EVERY SINGLE DAY and don’t practice for an hour or two because remember, anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Practice for at least 6 hours a day on weekdays and 12 hours on weekends. Working until you burnout will help build resilience and self enthusiasm as you complete tasks and start winning.
It’s nearly impossible to focus without interruption in a world full of distractions. The easiest way to build resilience is to get into a state of flow and eliminate distractions such as notifications and even people. Wake up earlier than everyone and start the day without looking at your phone. Building this habit into your daily routine will take about 66 days but you will be happy you did. Building this resilience into your daily routine will add up over time to make you a winner.
There are two types of people who you shouldn’t listen to. People who love you and people who hate you. People who love you are going to be concerned that you will lose or even worse, lose yourself. On the other hand, people who hate you will be betting against you. Both types of people will see eye to eye on one thing and will come together and form a stronghold of loser mentality. They will encourage you to take days off or rest or even worse, slow down. Take this advice and do the complete opposite and go harder. Sleep less, learn more, and go deeper into isolation to master your craft. The only day you get to rest is the day you have accomplished your goal and that’s only because you need time to think of a new goal.
There is a really important idea that is being overlooked in this blog and by many who speak about the same thing. “What if I burn out before I win or become my definition of successful”? If you have truly burned out and can’t push yourself any further, ONLY THEN is it ok to rest. This is only after you have dug deep and emptied out every single drop of energy which only you can decide for yourself. You should have at least developed a By Any Means Necessary mindset so you don’t lose focus or give up. This will help you keep working until you burnout again and again.
I want to Have Fun and Travel:
Everything that was mentioned in previous paragraphs ONLY applies if you want something bad enough. If you don’t, then you are allowed to do whatever the hell you want. Before you leave this blog, I want to ask you one thing to think deeply about. Is flying business class and staying at 5-star hotels and giving yourself everything you deserve, fun? Do you contrastingly define fun as sitting in the last row of the plane and staying in motels giving yourself what is “good enough”? My favorite video from Gary Vee says it best, “if you are happy with your life and don’t want to change a thing, then don’t“.