Passion Is Not Enough

6:30 AM.

The red LED digital alarm clock flashes in the dark.

I have to get up.

I turn the alarm off, put my clothes on and I’m immediately out the front door. I try to start my moped, but it’s not having it. I run up the road with it to try and bump start it, it’s not having it. I run some more and it still won’t bump start. I practically run to work with the moped.

I’m hot, bothered and sweaty but still get to where I need to be and start work at 7AM.

I knew if I wanted to get paid at the end of the week, I had to get up and be at work and do more of the same work I did yesterday, last week and the month before that. It’s not headline news to anyone that that is what work is all about.

If you’re anything like I was, often times later in the day you’ll look at the clock to find its only 2:27PM, you still have the rest of day to go, time is dragging so slowly today you almost can’t believe it.

It doesn’t matter what the time is, what the weather’s like or how you feel about the job, the work has to get done.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been out the night before and you’re not feeling to good. And it’s always the same you’ve had so much time off lately that the day you actually are ill and need time off to recover is the day you have to go into work or you’ll lose your job because you’ve had so much time off recently.

But none of that matters, if you want to get paid you have to get up, go to work and do what you you’ve been employed to do. Don’t turn up; don’t do the job equals don’t get paid.

Simple.

Online marketing gurus tell you that you can run a home-based business in 50 minutes a day by lounging around on the beach all day.

Don’t buy into it.

That lifestyle might be possible if you’ve been working away in that industry for twenty five years and now you want to have a rest. But mainly the type of person that made that business successful doesn’t lounge around and has never lounged around and doesn’t plan to lounge around anytime soon. They like what they do, they work hard at what they do and then they get paid for what they do. It’s what they do. They put the same effort into their own work as anyone with a day job, if not more.

Whether you work for another person to make your money or you work for yourself to make your own money, the common element between them that makes all this work boils down to one thing.

Commitment and consistency.

If you dream of making your own money with some online venture, you already possess one of the most overlooked skills needed to realize that dream.

Commitment and Consistency.

When you made the commitment to a past or present employer, you made the commitment to get up five or six days a week and work all day at what it is you were told to do. You never questioned it, you just did it.

That consistent effort you put forth or are still putting forth everyday is what it takes to make anything work. It shouldn’t come as a shock to you that to get what you really want in life presupposes you know what it is that you want, if you know what you want and you put forth consistent effort, there is no reason why you shouldn’t attain that goal.

Working for someone else or working for yourself is no different, its just a choice. If you can put forth all of that effort for another human being and do it for, in some cases years, why couldn’t you do it for yourself?

People are successful because at some point they made a committed decision about something and then went on to put consistent effort behind that decision to realize that dream. In some cases that means getting up at 6 or 7 AM when you don’t have to and doing the work that needs to get done even when you don’t feel like it. As I’ve said many times, success doesn’t depend on how you feel.

If you want more out of life, decide what kind of life you want, reverse engineer back to where you are today and then tap into the consistent effort needed to realize that dream that you already posses and are already a master at.

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