Everybody Wants To Be Somebody; Nobody Wants To Grow.
So you really want to be “somebody.“
What does that even mean?
The definition would have to start within oneself. A personal visualization of a distinctive shift from where one is currently to the new status that one is seeking.
The myriad of permutations that this can take is as broad as all of humanity itself. But the one unifying variable in all of those permutations is the necessity to do the work. The necessity to take oneself out of a comfort zone and into a regimen that transforms one from who they are currently into whom they wish to be.
The process of growth is often times painful, exasperating, debilitating, frustrating, intimidating, and exhausting.
But one of the great joys in life is the ability to pause at some point on one’s path to growth and look backwards towards who one was prior to commencing on this journey.
Realizing how far east you have traveled allows you the power to travel further east.
Surprisingly, this becomes the rocket fuel that takes you to that pre-determined finish line that one has set for oneself. There are thousands of examples to illuminate this. If one is trying to lose weight, the first amount of weight that one has lost, galvanizes the energy necessary to stay the course. Or acing a midterm puts wind under the wings for doing even better on the final. Earning one’s belts in karate are exactly this methodical process of a tiered success platform created to allow one to feel progress on a long journey.
Whatever course one has established for one’s growth, there is always an intermediate stage from which one might view the prior success and leverage that into momentum going forward.
Ultimately the great reward is discovering that one was capable of the self-discipline necessary to propel one into becoming somebody. Whatever the definition of “somebody” means to that individual.
Do the work. It pays off. It always does if one is diligent. Happy Friday?