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Dreams and goals can be intimidating because they’re too big for your mind to believe. The key is to chop those giants down into smaller pieces that your mind will believe and your will can easily achieve. Discover how!
You must develop your skills. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mother, or someone rising in the corporate ranks, you must continually give yourself “believable” reasons to see yourself in a better way. By developing your abilities, you’re giving yourself the most tangible reasons to feel kick ass about YOU!
The creative process is a crucible of relentless, persistent, problem-solving where you turn yourself inside out in order to make a sketch into a masterpiece or a riff into a killer song. You’re as capable as anyone to go beyond your present output but it’s going to take a willingness on your part to go through the fiery furnace of real creativity. You can train your ass to do this. Don’t be a wuss.
Some people say, “If I just had enough time to get away to some remote location, then I’ll be hit with creativity like a lightning bolt and make my masterpiece.” That’s a Hollywood-created deception. Creativity is forged in the furnace of a busy schedule and a crowded desk. There’s nothing romantic about it. It’s just plain tough!
People have romanticized the idea of inspiration as if it’s some sort of magic muse that touches your mind when you least expect it. You may have a creative thought randomly strike your skull, but that’s usually after you’ve been thinking about the problem for a long time, but developing that inspired idea into a completed project requires sweat and diligence.
Real creativity is when you make something out of nothing. It’s when you use invisible means to create visible things. The secret to creativity is not inspiration, but perspiration. It’s wrestling with a problem until the universe spits out a solution.
Self-education is also the first step to starting your own business. Being an entrepreneur begins with an increase in knowledge. That’s because knowledge IS power, and most people ignore this reality because they don’t want to pay the price for self-education. Their ability to think weakens; their speech worsens, and they lose their value as younger, more hungry candidates move up the ranks.
What you’ve been given is ability and the chance to prove yourself. What’s in front of you is the great privilege of work, and work is life’s means of bringing out the best and worst of who you are. No matter what you do, work will always accompany the things that have the greatest meaning.
Luxury is killing you. The abundance of comfort from easy living provokes a laziness and sense of entitlement that is limiting you while you drown in the deception of opulence. Technology, manufacturing, consumer-met demand, and easy credit have taught too many to suppress their better selves by pursuing a need-centered life. It’s time for you to break free!
If you despise Mondays, and celebrate Fridays, then you don’t understand “the power of everyday.” What’s the power of everyday? It’s the sheer force of you being motivated as hell to grind out your life plans in a consistent daily routine because you see each day as an opportunity instead of a drudgery. Here’s how I make every day dressed to kill.