I believe you must Hustle aka work if you want to see results. You can’t sit back on the sofa with your feet up and drink a beer waiting for Ed McMahon to ring your door bell announcing that you’ve won a new life.
Nope! I hate to be the one to burst that bubble, If you heard that all you have to do to achieve riches, glory and success is simply dream it into existence. I can understand if your a little disappointed and confused right now. If you prefer to believe that version of Attraction, then you might want to read a different blog. If however you “tried The Secret and it didn’t work”, then you’ve found the right place!! I believe that you must put in work to get results. I can hear the collective “ugh” “seriously?” and “can’t I just buy a Lottery ticket and manifest the winning numbers??” The only response that comes to mind for that question is, “good luck with that!”
If you’ve ever read my response to readers questions you will notice I always start with the bad news (like what you just read) but that I also follow it up with the good news, or a new way to think about the issue at hand. I also believe in giving some tangible steps to put into action.
Now for the good news…
This should actually give you MORE hope. Bare with me a second and let me explain. If you were under the impression after reading or watching The Secret or others like it, that all you needed to do was envision your dream life and it would show up, you probably are having a REALLY REALLY hard time believing. I know I did. It took me three years to even begin to come back around to the idea, because it was too far out of reach for my imagination. It was too far fetched. I had no power, other then over my thoughts, there was nothing I could DO to make a change. I needed something tangible.
I had imagined and envisioned winning the Lottery a million times, but I’d never won the Lottery. So I went on feeling helpless about my life, like if I couldn’t manifest those winning numbers I was doing something wrong. I felt that winning the Lottery or something like it was the only way to success with Hustle.Believe.Receive. Those thoughts lead to doubt which lead me further into depression and feeling like a failure.
I’m not saying that The Secret didn’t awaken something in me because clearly it did, well to be honest it was the two Oprah shows on The Secret that sparked my hope. But for me there was an element missing, I couldn’t get my mind to grasp the massive disparity between my current reality and the one they were promising me. It seemed “too good to be true” and there was nothing tangible for me to grasp, to start “working” on it.
It wasn’t until I began working on my dreams that life began to open up for me. This puts the power of success in your hands, at least to get the process started. I set goals and then I consciously went after them. I did all within my power to achieve them. I worked hard. I focused on the task at hand and the Big Picture, and little by little began seeing results. I realized that my Relentless Pursuit was a burning desire to make a better life for myself and my children. That I was not content with sitting around and waiting for that to happen. That I’d move Kilimanjaro if needed to get where I intend to go! Nothing is going to stand in my way. I hustled, and still do like crazy. Working night and day on my dream, putting in the hours, doing the work. I’m not going to sit by and wish life was better or different, I’m going to get off my ass and MAKE it that way.
Relentless Pursuit is the drive, determination and passion behind reaching your end result. It’s what fuels your desire to reach the goals you have laid out for yourself. It’s that personal motivation, that “reason” why you are on this path. It’s the place you draw on when you want so desperately to sit it out.
It’s the element that refuses to allow you to quit.
To give up.
To turn back.
To lose faith.
It’s your stronger self.
It’s what drives your Hustle.
The Hustle: To do everything within your power to reach your goal. To daily put actual effort and action behind your intentions and desires. It’s the preparation. The work.
I revert to athletes a lot because I know so many and am fortunate to get to know their thought process and am fascinated by their combination of Hustle and Relentless Pursuit. Their Hustle, is them showing up EVERYDAY to practice. Punishing their bodies whether they are told to or not. Whether they have a coach, a trainer or not. Regardless of the obstacles, the elements, the haters, they put the work in, day after day. They eat right, they do all the things within their power to make sure they are positioned for success and opportunity when it arises. That’s The Hustle. Without that they would never be good enough to make their dreams happen, regardless of if they had all the talent, “good positive thoughts”, money or connections in the world. They still need to have the hustle DOWN.
Their Relentless Pursuit is the reason they Hustle. Maybe their motivation is to make a better life for their families. Maybe it’s for fortune and fame. Regardless of the reason it’s what keeps them motivated when they are tempted to give up.
Hustle.Believe.Receive. is the added element of magic. It’s the piece that ties together Relentless Pursuit, with Hustle to manifest the results. The results you’ve not only envisioned and believed in, but also worked to achieve.