Lately I’ve had not motivation to write. It is extremely tiring trying to balance my life in Japan. I’m either doing homework or exploring, which has left me with very little time to write about things that don’t relate to my travel section. However, at this exact moment…8:42PM on Sunday, September 21st I had to put myself in check. I’m blasting Drake in my room and hear “Oh well…guess you lose some and win some. Long as the outcome is income,” and I immediately grab my laptop and open up a new wordpress post. I started this blog not to join some type of trend, but to share my thoughts, improve my writing, and get a start on my future career (in a way). This is an ongoing project, and the work I put in with this blog could one day be income (hence why Drake inspired me). With that being said…here’s my message to you all [Ignore the fact that I sound like an Everest commercial] :
There is a long list of articles, interviews and songs that I could embed in this post, so I can get my point across, but those aren’t always useful. Sometimes it just takes a short post like this to inspire you and get you on your feet.
If I counted how many books, workout plans, even blogs that I have started and not finished…you would laugh in my face. And I’m sure I could do the same for some of you reading. The problem is…it’s not funny. While some are chillin’ and living life with no real commitments to anything that matters, others are out there getting it. And by it I mean money, a brand, a lifetime of success.
It sounds cliche, but it’s real life! I have seen so many of my peers (yes, twenty year olds!) make their dreams come true, and I have seen others lose all of their motivation to do something with their lives. I am complete believer in the idea that college is not necessarily for everyone, but success is for anyone who wants it.
We make these plans in our heads, and like most things they fall into the short-term memory category. Just like that an idea is gone because it wasn’t written down on paper. It wasn’t tangible. Let’s stop waiting until New Years Eve to make a resolution or to brainstorm a new idea. Instead, start making 5-year plans and vision boards that become daily rescinders to do what you need to do to get to where you want to go. I’m not saying start today, but start soon.
“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.” ~Thomas Edison
“I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it will get you pretty near.” ~Margret Thatcher
“But for me to have the opportunity to stand in front of a bunch of executives and present myself, I had to hustle in my own way. I can’t tell you how frustrating it was that they didn’t get that. No joke – I’d leave meetings crying all the time.” ~Kanye West