Client attraction. Business growth. Pretty profits.
I found this image on Adam Urbanski’s Facebook page and thought I would share (I’m hoping the language doesn’t offend anyone). See I really struggle with some individuals’ attitudes at times – including my own every now and then. We all want the best life we can have whether it be riches, health or smarts. And that’s OK but…
…since when did we start believing we are entitled?
Why do we expect the good life to come to us?
When did it become OK to be handed our wants rather than working until we reach our goals and are rewarded?
Do we expect everything to be delivered on a silver platter?
I’ve recently come across a fantastic blog, Putty Like, by Emilie where she talks about people she classes as ‘multipotentialites.’ These are people who are passionately curious and jump from one interest to another, or ten. In her latest post she talks about multipotentialites being more likely to burnout rapidly as a result of pushing themselves too far, too fast.
Are you thinking Emilie says ‘oh that’s ok? You’re a multipotentialite. Just wait until the solution comes to you?’
If you are thinking yes you’ve got it all wrong. No. She doesn’t. Not at all.
In fact it’s the exact opposite.
First she identifies the burnout cycle and what you can do to prevent it. Secondly, if you’re already burned out she gives lots of ideas to push through THEN asks readers and fellow multipotentialites to offer further suggestions.
Emilie understands what it’s like to have an enormous number of passions and to identify new ones everyday but she doesn’t use it as an excuse. Emilie knows good things come to those who work damn hard. Just look at her resume to get a better idea of what she does.
So my question to you is…
Will you work incredibly hard for good things or still be waiting in ten years time?
I’d love to know what you’re working hard on. Share your story and tips in the comments.
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