2020 has been one heck of a year. And it’s not over yet. Many people are hurting in a lot of ways, including physically, mentally, and financially. But here’s the thing. Your opportunity is now. In fact, it’s always been here. Even during the pandemic.
Friends, success is forged by the struggles you overcome today.
For example, you cannot build an impressive, healthy physique without struggling in the gym.
You cannot start a hugely profitable business without first starting a business.
You cannot leave a legacy for future generations by cowering in the corner wondering when the next shoe will drop.
Instead, you need to grab a hold of the opportunities that are all around you.
The time is now. Let’s get it.
People will say, “JD, this is crazy talk. Just turn on the news. It’s one horror after another this year. I’ll just play it safe and keep doing what I’m doing. Maybe I can do something different in 2021.”
To which I say, “No.”
You know what’ll happen in 2021? You’ll have another excuse. 2022? A different excuse. 2023? You get my drift.
I’ll say it again – your opportunity is now.
Like Thomas Edison said:
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Look, everyone is lazy. I get that. And with everything going on this year most people feel like they now have an excuse to be professionally lazy.
But you’re not one of those people. You want to be successful. Very successful.
And very successful people are driven to not be lazy. They know there’s a time to work, and a time to not work. And those two, my friends, shall never meet.
Look, I’m an attorney, consultant, and blogger. People see me as a “success.” But I don’t rest on my laurels.
I wake up every day ready to take the bull by the horns. 5:00 AM I’m hitting the gym. By 6:30 AM I’m at my desk ready to tackle the day’s work. I live minimally, but maximize my happiness every day.
This didn’t happen overnight. I had a very clear path mapped out in my mind and I knew what I had to do to get here. Nothing was going to stop me.
I could bore you with the details but it all boils down to three things: (1) vision; (2) work; and (3) deferred gratification.
So here’s my advice for the rest of 2020 . . .
Stop watching Netflix. Stop following the news. Stop talking to friends and family who do not support your vision and what you need to do to see it through to the end.
Write down your vision. Do the work to make your vision a reality. And live within your means while still living a life of abundance.
Your opportunity is now. Are you ready to seize it?
All the best,