Hey, how are you today?
It has been a few weeks since you last heard from me. I have been spending my summer in Europe, more specifically in Sweden to visit my family, my love and my friends. Even though the weather sucked (pardon my language) there is nothing better than spending time with the people that truly love you. Even though it sometimes might be a little rough around the edges it is your family and they recognize you for you.
After a few weeks with your family it is hard to leave them, especially my girlfriend, since we have lived togheter for the last five years and now we are separated for some time. So since I got to LA a few days ago I have been very sad, homesick and started to questioning everything I do.
So why does this concern you?
Today I want to be completely honest with you and also tell you about the other side of the coin that you have to experience in order to do great things. I am going to tell you the truth about being successful. Then it is up to you what you will do with the knowledge handed to you. We will talk about the truth that most people never see when they meet someone successful, but everyone who have excelled in some area of life know is there.
The (Ugly) Truth About Pursuing Your Dreams
So what is the truth about pursuing your dreams? What do you need to go through in order to find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Let me share with you just a few things that I have found, maybe you know a few more.
1. It is not going to be easy (emotionally)
Everyone knows that it is hard to be a master of a craft, no matter if it is basketball, martial arts, coding or being a father. But what we seldom talk about is the emotional journey you will have to take in order to develop. You will sometimes feel like you suck, you will feel lonely, you will feel like a failure and a whole bunch of other things. That is part of the process and you will need to find a way to push through.
2. It is going to be painful
The bodybuilders rightfully use the words "No Pain, No Gain". In order to grow you will at some point feel pain in all aspects of your life. If you look at the most accomplished masters of different areas of life you will see that their pain has shaped them to the persons they are. Usually people who have gone through a lot of pain and also mastered a craft are the great teachers of our world.
3. It will cost you
There is always a price for success in any given area. I have learned the recipe for success and I am doing it right know so I know that I will accomplish what I want. The hardest thing for me that I am struggling with right now is not if I will succeed but if it will be worth it.
Questions I am asking myself:
These are the questions that I am trying to answer and solve. Because whatever you are doing (even if that means doing nothing) it will have a price and a reward. Just make sure that the rewards you are getting for the price you are paying is aligning with what you want for your life.
Ask yourself the question is the price you are paying worth it?
This is the truth and no matter what you do in life you will need to learn to handle your mental and physical strength to be able to get what you want.
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PETER JUMRUKOVSKI is an author, keynote speaker and World medalist who practice what he preach. He consider himself a citizen of the world and is currently residing in Marina Del Rey, CA.
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