When you first start out in a new job or a new venture, days and moments are characterised by enthusiasm, the buzz of progress, the sweet aura of mental stimulation and success.
But it vanishes ever so quickly, doesn’t it?
We get comfortable. We establish routines. We slow our pace. We lose that hunger. That powerful hunger.
Don’t. Stay hungry.
Remind yourself of why you started, and fix your sights on the goal. Maybe you’ve forgotten what that goal was. That’s OK; take a day to separate yourself from the hubbub of your regular movements and go back to basics. Why are you doing this
Many employees speak with jealous tones of those in self-employment or at the top of a business structure or start-up. But it’s harder than they think. Having a boss does have advantages; the accountability, the help in time of need, the advice, the drive and expectation.
When things get comfortable, when you’re not working to put food on the table, it’s easy to take your foot off the loud pedal.
But in doing so, you’ll make so much less progress. You’ll live to regret what you COULD have achieved. What you could have been. What you could have done for others.
You only have one chance.
Don’t slow down. Stay hungry.