Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday Motivation Vol. 1

Posted by Auj Christine Lazaro at 12:54 PM

I love John Brubaker's article on how daily discipline greatly affects success. Enjoy and read on to learn as much as I did to help you get through this week strong.

Success lies in your daily discipline. Consider this old Zen Buddhist phrase, “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.”

The media tries to fool us into believing there are overnight successes: that YouTube sensation whose one video goes viral or the contestant on The Voice who gets her big break. In reality, those overnight successes were thousands of nights in the making. They each chopped a lot of wood and carried a lot of water.

One thing doesn’t change anything: What drives your results is showing up and putting in the work, day in and day out. The work and the adversity are deposits you are paying, for success in the future. Enlightenment is not a destination or end point on a map or business plan. Your success is built brick by brick, day by day. Put in the hard work, do it every day and when you succeed, wake up and do it again the day after that.

Instead, trust is about showing up every day and carrying the water. Fall in love with the daily work; stay consistent with your process for getting it done; and you'll see the results take care of themselves.

Read the complete article via Entrepreneur.


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