Everybody wants their accounts to be bigger. It's just a fact of life. We always want more. We look around and we see all the people that have more and we wish we had what they have. But what we don't see is what it took for them to get where they are. We focus on the results they have instead of the journey they took to get there.
Michael Jordan was interviewed many years ago and the interviewer talked about how talented he was, arguably being the greatest basketball player to ever play the game. What Jordan said in response has always stuck with me. Paraphrasing because I don't know where the interview is anymore, he said that he realized he was blessed with an abundance of talent, but that very few people knew about the hours upon hours he spent in the gym practicing, in the weight room building his strength and endurance, and in his house eating properly and getting enough rest to keep his body performing at its peak.
In other words, all the talent in the world won't help if we're not willing to put in the time to maximize that talent.
Even with all that talent, probably the greatest asset Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Lionel Messi, Tiger Woods, etc. have is their ability to make themselves take action. There is no way these guys didn't struggle on a regular basis with "distractions". With their fame, parties were open to them 24/7. They could eat at the best restaurants, sit in the VIP section of any bar/club they wanted, take trips on private planes to virtually anyplace in the world, basically you name it, they had/have access to it. But they didn't. Why? Because they wanted to be better at their craft. They wanted to beat their opponents. And, truthfully, they probably wanted to GET PAID. But to do that, they needed to sacrifice some of the distractions and put in the work. They prioritized reaching their goals over what was fun and easy. Now obviously they weren't able to resist all of the distractions all of the time, but you get my point.
This isn't rocket science, but it does take effort. Set some small attainable goals, make a plan, and do what you have to do to achieve those goals. Then do it again. Like I said in my last post, define your "worst" day and make sure you always do that at a minimum. That way, you're always moving forward.
Think about what you want your account to look like in 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 5 years, whatever. And then figure out what it will take to get there. You need to prioritize your success. Do you want your account to have 1000 Leo in one year? Then you need to prioritize making it happen. What do you have to do every day to get there? Prioritize engaging. Prioritize commenting and upvoting. Prioritize writing posts. Prioritize your time.
We've got 8 hrs a day for sleeping. One hour a day for eating. Half hour in the bathroom. 8-10 hours for working. That still leaves roughly 4 hours. How about prioritizing just one of those remaining hours towards building wealth? So we can eventually cut out that 8-10 hours working thing, right?
I mean, think about it, most of us spend those hours working just to survive, not to get rich. Doesn't it make sense to spend an hour a day doing something that can eliminate that grind?
The one thing we KNOW about Hive and its tribes is that if we put in the effort, we WILL grow. Period. How much is up to us. How fast is up to us. If we make it a priority to reach our goals, we WILL get there. There are countless people on here who have proven it over the last four years. Effort is rewarded, so if we prioritize making that effort, we'll get there too. It's a marathon, not a sprint, but every step forward is one step closer to our goals.
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