IT'S GOOD WHEN SOMETHING DOESN'T COME EASILY
NOTHING IN LIFE COMES EASY
I BET YOU’VE HEARD THAT BEFORE
It’s true! Everything WORTH having in life takes hard work. That might be followed up by a few failures, being let down or really late nights, ok?
Think about this… how rewarding is it when we finally accomplish something that we have been working SO hard on?
How about that feeling when you’ve just completed something that it’s finally ready to launch?
How about that idea that you haven’t quite been able to pull together and now it’s finally clear?
It feels good, right?
If it came easily, there would be zero appreciation for hard work.
Actually… would hard work even exist?
**Fulfilling - key word, ya know?
When you work hard for something that you really want, and you achieve it, you FEEL fulfilled.
Obviously it would be ideal to have everything come easily, k? I just don’t think you’d be as happy in life as you would if you put your blood, sweat and tears into something that means the world to you and you finally achieve it.
TBH - I believe that if what we wanted came easily, more people in this world would be depressed.
While it sounds amazing, we would then begin to EXPECT it, and that takes away the joy of achieving something.
( whatever that something is )
HERE’S WHEN I REALIZED THIS
…AND IT’S ALL ABOUT PERSPECTIVE
Before I started my marketing agency, I got my real estate license. I signed up for the course and had to go to real estate school.
Real estate isn’t rocket science, so why was I struggling so much?
A few girls in my class told me that they were getting a tutor to help out and asked if I wanted to go. Of course I went! The tutor was great, but I ended up doing sessions on my own because I have a difficult time understanding written material.
I learn by doing, but if I wanted to get my real estate license, I needed to pass this course. I left every class discouraged, but the tutor never let me leave feeling discouraged. He was probably in his 70’s, he had done real estate in his younger years and spent his retirement helping other people pass the exam.
SIDE NOTE: When you go to get your real estate license there are two tests. The first test is just the class test. If you pass that, you get to go take the State test. If you don’t, you have another chance, but if you don’t pass the second time, then you have to retake the course.
I was known for being a horrible test taker, but knew that if I kept that mentality, I would never succeed. So, I kept going to the tutor, I studied endless hours and I put in the work. I passed the first class test. I was so proud because now I could take the State test.
Well, I went to take the State test and I failed the first time.
I had this vision of the life that I would create for myself in Florida and as much as I don’t believe in failure, I was upset.
So, I went back to the tutor and he told me that I AM passing on the next exam. I went with it, you know? Signed up to retake the exam and I passed.
I remember calling my parents and I had tears of joy in my eyes. THEY WERE CRYING. I wanted this so badly, and I had never really been officially “certified” in anything, so this was a big accomplishment that was beyond challenging.
BUT - I did it. It didn’t come easy, and I learned that when you keep pushing through the difficult times, you will make it one way or another. You have to keep moving forward.
What’s stopping you from moving forward? Comment below!