We all want the most lavish things in life: perfect relationships, impeccable health, big mansions with sprawling lawns and sparkling pools, extravagant interiors, lots of vacations, and lots of money.
We tend to envy the people that have them, wishing we were them and simply hoping to be able to succeed that much. What people don’t realize is that those who are successful rarely just wished or hoped for success.
They worked extremely hard for it – something that many people aren’t prepared for just yet. There are a few exceptions to this: people who got very lucky and were born into royalty, won the lottery, or happened to strike it rich on a risky venture.
For the most part though, the wealthy have had to work and struggle in order to get to where they are today. They may seem really well off and relaxed at their current status, but many of them had a rough time making it to that level.
Most people don’t realize what they’re getting themselves into when it comes to dedicating themselves towards a highly successful life. They have this ideal world in their mind where they’ll be able to just glide up through it if they just try hard enough and have enough dedication in their heart.
Unfortunately, that’s not quite how it works. In reality, you’ll experience a lot of hardships and things that seem blatantly unfair. There will be times when you try your absolute hardest and will still fail.
You’ll fail many times over. In fact, success will seem alien sometimes. When you reach this point, you’ll feel so down in the dumps about the whole situation that you may give up and backtrack to a more comfortable place.
The people that can break through this point are the ones who are really successful in life. It’s not about how many times you can succeed as much as it’s about how many times you can get back up from failing.
You will experience mental hardships down this path like you have never before. You’ll be stressed, worried, scared, angry, and sad at the same time. Sometimes you’ll be happy and relieved, though these are rarer until you reach your ultimate goal.
Many times, you’ll have to question yourself and think, “Is this really worth all of this stress?” If you can find the strength to say yes and push on through, you’ll eventually be able to achieve your ultimate goals and enjoy the lifestyle you’ve envied for so long.