Most of the time you won’t see “day one results.” So you have to trust that a process works. That you can transcend by putting extraordinary effort into ordinary (predictable) actions. You can have a better family, fitness, finance, faith & fun. Most of the time you’ll be beating against a wall, and you’ll be called to do dumb things: games, media, spectacle. An extraordinary life requires extraordinary commitment.
You might fail anyway- at what you don’t want to do.
When you’re half committed: waiting and seeing, an opportunist, it’s easy to move to the next thing. It’s easy to give up. To not be invested. The excuse is there “I was trying that out, it was a phase.”
It’s possible to be successful without talent, but… it’s harder.
So what? To commit to excellence – which is still rare and valuable in all core areas of your life.
Etc. To have the decks cleared for output in these areas, vs. what I have.
To do it quietly without bragging or boasting.
That’s the life that I will have.
It’s never too late to start: at 38 people have come out of the fog to do amazing things.