Are you chasing a dream?
Telling yourself that “I will be happy when I…”
Maybe you just want to lose 10 pounds
Or get that promotion.
Or gain muscle.
Or improve your blood test numbers.
Or look good enough that the cute guy at the corner coffee shop will notice you.
There will always be a Thing.
A Thing that you are waiting for.
A Thing that you think will make you happy.
So the motivation will fade.
Maybe it will take too long to get the Thing.
You will get the Thing and you won’t be as happy as you thought.
Or you will find a new Thing.
So you will slip back into your old ways.
Successful people learn to enjoy the process.
Love the process and be happy now.
Love the process and get more than that one Thing.
There are so many more Things!
You really can have them all.
Just learn to work.
Work Next Week.
Find a place where you enjoy the people, the atmosphere, and the work.
Then get yourself there consistently.
It is a law of nature that you must do difficult things to gain strength and power. As with working out, after a while you make the connection between doing difficult things and the benefits you get from doing them, and you come to look forward to doing these difficult things.
–Principles by Ray Dalio
Do the difficult things, to get the Things.