If you haven’t watched the video above, do it. I’ve been watching this video on a regular basis, and If you watched you would know why.
I don’t do what I do because I want to be rich or because I want to live on a beach somewhere in Thailand (which would be nice). These things are nice, but they are not what I’m striving for. Don’t take me wrong, I want to be the best I can be, but there’s a big reason why I hustle every day to reach my goals.
The reason is my family (actual and future).
I do it for my parents who dedicated their lives to provide for me and my brothers. I do it for the family that I don’t have yet but I know it’s getting closer.
I love to work from home, but I don’t do it because I want to be able to live on the beach or in some exotic country. I do it because by the time I have a kid, I want to be able to spend the day with him/her at home.
I love to think about having a flexible schedule, but I don’t want that just so I can decide when to start working. I want that freedom because if there’s a simple event like a picnic, a prom, a graduation, etc… I could be there.
Look I want to be the best that I can, I do want to be recognized as a great entrepreneur, but most of all, I want to be able to give my time to those who are important to me, like my family and the one I want to build one day. This is the main reason I hustle every single day.
So I can’t afford to give any less than 100% in everything I do and I can’t afford myself to get lazy and to quit.
“You don’t stop when you are tired,
you stop when you are done”.
Another powerful message from the video is that you have gotta love execution. You see… having goals are nice, dreaming about money is great but without execution they mean nothing. A dream or a goal is nothing but empty words if you don’t get the fuck out there to execute them.
I have learned to love the process, to love the planning, the getting out of the paper, the setbacks, the first sale, the failures. Because I know that if I stop feeling the excitement of building something from scratch, then I’m all set to disappointment.
And I know that I’ll not stop loving the process, loving execution. Because I’m not doing these things for my own personal gain. There’s a big purpose for everything I do, and there are people who gave their whole dedication so I could be in the position I’m now. So I can’t afford to stop now or tomorrow. I’m reaching my goals and there’s no stopping me.
But how about you? You don’t need to open your business to feel fulfilled. Your goals may be very different from mine, but who are you doing this for? If you can’t think of at least 1 person that you love and that is worth your dedication, please stop. There must be something wrong. You gotta figure out, go back to the beginning, dig deeper and find that person. And the next time you feel uninspired to reach the next step, stop and remember that person. If you can’t do it for yourself, do for them.
So who are you doing this for?