Important Advice That Many of You Need
Here’s the hard truth. People don’t necessarily want you to succeed. And the bigger your dream, the more people that are gonna come out the woodwork to try to stop you. As Oliver Emberton said: “The only way to avoid pissing people off is to do nothing important.” But if you’re striving for something important, if you’re trying to make real change, if there is something in your life that you’re absolutely hell-bent to make happen, you have got to understand that you’re gonna be fighting against something.
People are going to be pushing back against you. And it is going to be your ability to hold true to that vision that is going to determine whether you can pull it off. And as Victor Hugo said: “You have enemies? Good. It means you stood up for something at some point in your life.” And that’s what people miss. They somehow wanna get through this unscathed. They somehow hope that with this grand change that they wanna make, the people just fall in love. That they see your vision. That they fall in line behind you and that they want you to lead them. That’s not the way the people work. Having a vision already puts you in an incredibly rare group of people.
But if you can get through to doing things that you hate to do, on the other side is greatness. So have dreams, but have goals. Life goals. Yearly goals. Monthly goals. Daily goals. And understand that to achieve these goals you must apply discipline and consistency. In order to achieve your goals, you must apply discipline and consistency every day. Not just on Tuesday and miss a few days. You have to work at it every day. You have to plan. Everyday.
Being able to see something that other people can’t see, that is the role of a visionary. Is literally to interpret the world that other people don’t even know exist. And bring in into fruition. And get people excited about it. Get them to fall in line. But understand, when you build an army you will have an opposing force.