It's hard in life to stay motivated. Whenever you want to start on a new venture and it doing something that isn't seen as the norm, most people will tell you that your crazy. They will go out of their way to bring you down because they feel down about themselves and if there is one thing people can't stand it's to see people doing what they don't have the courage to do. You can't let those people get to you. Their hate comes from the fact that they don't have the courage to chase their dreams. Maybe they talk big, they have all the goals in the world but when it comes time to act on them they just run off into the safety of normalcy. If you want to succeed than you have to be different. You have to set yourself apart and go after your dreams with every bit of energy you can muster. You have to make sacrifices and hope that one day they pay off. And know deep down that even if they don't, at least you can sleep easy knowing that you gave it everything you had. You won't spend the rest of your life wondering what if? You won't spend the rest of your life bitter about the choices you could have made.
The road won't be easy. You will spend a lot of time having people look down on you. Judge you for the path you are taking but in the end, when it pays off what they said will no longer matter. It comes down to what matters more, today or tomorrow. There is a study that shows if you offer someone 50 dollars today or a dollar a day for the next year most people will take the 50. We have become accustomed to instant gratification and no one wants to wait. They look at it as 50 dollars vs 1 dollar but that is the wrong way to see it. It's really 50 dollars vs 375 dollars. It's all about perspective and sacrificing the short term for the long term.
Anyway Nation, hope you have a great day.
Jonathan Gutheinz vents about everything under the sun.